Welcome to the undergraduate program in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. We offer bachelor’s degrees in three majors: civil engineering, environmental engineering and architectural engineering.

As a student, you can engage in groundbreaking research projects, give back to the world through engineering service organizations, and gain valuable experience through internships. Our goal is for EVERY student to be able to participate in an enrichment opportunity that will help you become a holistic engineer who is fully prepared to launch a successful career.­

Engineer Your Future

We provide a top-20 engineering education in an unparalleled environment of natural beauty, world-class recreation and technological innovation. CU Boulder is home to unique educational, research and service opportunities found nowhere else, not to mention our access to amazing skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking.

Our students can:

  • Live in a sustainability-focused Residential Academic Program where your residence hall is also your laboratory.
  • Participate in service projects in places from Peru to Rwanda through Engineers Without Borders-USA.
  • Engage in undergraduate research through the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program.
  • Access exclusive internship opportunities.
  • Meet employers at career fairs.
  • Become a peer mentor.
  • Join CEAE student organizations.
  • And much more!

Explore each of our majors and additional student opportunities using the links in the right hand bar.


Join us for our 2023-24 Prospective Undergraduate Civil and Architectural Engineering Virtual Info Sessions!

Curious about what civil or architectural engineers do? Then join our virtual info sessions to explore further. 

  • Discover the CU Boulder experience of studying civil or architectural engineering and explore the exciting career paths available within the field.
  • Interact with a department professor.*
  • Gain insights into the general curriculum from an academic advisor.
  • Get a firsthand look at student life from a current student's perspective.

* Each of our professors bring unique specializations. While you can select a session that aligns with your interests, attending any virtual info session will provide valuable insights into the world of civil and architectural engineering!

October 23, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m. MT
Professor Rajagopalan Balaji - water resources engineering

November 13, 2023, 4:30-5:30 p.m. MT
Associate Teaching Professor Chris Senseney, construction engineering management

March 4, 2024, 4:30-5:30 p.m. MT
Professor Abbie Liel, structural engineering and structural mechanics
Register here!

April 8, 2024, 4:30-5:30 p.m. MT
Assistant Professor Yida Zhang, geotechnical engineering & geomechanics
Register here!