General Information

Department Overview

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a LSU Foundation of Excellence Program.

We offer the following programs:

  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • BS in Environmental Engineering
  • MS in Civil Engineering
  • MS in Coastal and Ecological Engineering
  • PhD in Civil Engineering

Vision

A Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering that is recognized in the state, nationally and worldwide for excellence in engineering education, fundamental and applied research, and leadership in professional and public service. This excellence derives from high-quality students and faculty, a dedicated and proficient support staff, a collegial and cooperative spirit, well-equipped and maintained experimental and computational facilities, achievements of our graduates, and research that makes a difference for the engineering community and society.

Mission

The Mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is to be a comprehensive department that encompasses excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service.  We achieve this mission by:

  • Continuing to be ABET accredited in undergraduate education and constantly responding to the educational needs of the state of Louisiana and the Nation;
  • Training, inspiring, and mentoring the next generation of leaders for the state, region and the Nation to formulate and solve problems of societal importance, to collaborate as productive team members, to engage in life-long learning and to act professionally and ethically;
  • Being the state and regional leader in extending the state of knowledge and technology through forward-thinking, innovative fundamental and applied research;
  • Facilitating the understanding and use of new ideas, technologies, and practices for the betterment of society through service and leadership in local, state, national, and international communities and engagement in life-long learning

Strategic Goals

Strategy One:  Preparing LSU Civil & Environmental Engineers for a Dynamic World
Preparing students for a rapidly changing, dynamic world

 

Strategy Two: Conducting Research to Improve Quality of Life
Conducting research to improve quality of life with a specific focus on resilient and sustainable natural and built infrastructure and concern for the impact on our natural (environmental) systems.

 

Strategy Three: Student Recruitment and Diversity
Fostering a culture of diversity

 

Strategy Four: Improving and Diversifying Louisiana’s Economy
Improving and diversifying Louisiana’s economy

 

Strategy Five: Enhancing Retention - Making the CEE Department a Friendly Learning Environment
Enhancing retention and making the College of Engineering a student-friendly learning environment

 

Strategy Six: Improving the Department’s Visibility – Locally, Nationally and Globally
Improving the COE’s visibility – locally, nationally and internationally

 

Strategy Seven: Developing Diverse Streams of Support
Developing diverse, entrepreneurial methods of income and financial support

 

Strategy Eight: Provide an Environment in Effective Decision Making
Providing an environment conducive to effective decision-making.