Message from the Chair

Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University!

Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and was among the first to be included at Howard University in 1907. In 1911, the four-year civil engineering program was fully developed at Howard University. Since that time, our program has grown significantly, as we now offer degrees leading to the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Civil and environmental engineers are critical in addressing some of the more pervasive issues confronting our society today. From addressing climate change and designing sustainable communities to rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, civil engineers are called upon to provide design solutions to these and other societal problems.

At Howard University, we provide a world-class, hands-on education in the five main sub-disciplines in civil engineering: structures, transportation, water resources, geotechnical and environmental engineering. Our students understand the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork and have a deep technical background to support innovative thinking and creative problem-solving. We encourage our students to be aware of social justice issues related to engineering and to incorporate a global perspective in their designs.

Graduates of our program proceed to be leaders in the field. Many of our alum are successful business owners, project managers, educators and thought leaders. Once you come to Howard University, you are forever family.

Kimberly L. Jones, Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Chair

News

Joseph Receives the 2018 NCC ACI Outstanding Student Award

Mon, April 23, 2018

Florantine Monica Joseph, a graduating senior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the recipient of the 2018 National Capital Chapter - American Concrete Institute (NCC ACI) Outstanding Student Award. She was recognized at the NCC ACI Student Award Dinner on April 18, 2018 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Read More >>

Associate Professor Ahlam I. Shalaby Publishes Fluid Mechanics Textbook

Mon, March 26, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Ahlam I. Shalaby recognizes three basic problems in fluid mechanics, which she meticulously addresses in her textbook Fluid Mechanics for Civil and Environmental Engineers. Read More >>

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