Civil engineering, more than any other engineering discipline, is tied to society and our day-to-day lives. It plays a critical role in our safety and security and includes everything from the design and construction of buildings, bridges, and roads to securing our water resources and fragile coastlines and understanding the relationship of people and nature with the constructed environment.
Many of today's most pressing social, economical, and environmental problems are being addressed-and solved-by civil engineers, including students and faculty at Johns Hopkins.
The Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins provides an undergraduate education that is unique in its depth and the access to faculty and extraordinary range of opportunities it offers students, beginning their freshman year.
The department's small size means that our students enjoy the benefits of being members of a small, close-knit, and supportive community and the advantages that come from being part of one of the nation's leading research institutions.
Our curriculum provides a firm grounding in the principles and practice of civil engineering, while emphasizing creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, and independent inquiry. Building on this foundation our students pursue a terrific array of highly specialized subject matter through hands-on research and professional experiences.
Our department is also unique in the emphasis we place on civil engineering's societal implications and future, including the tremendous potential our field holds to solve problems of global importance.
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Professor and Department Chair
Inspire the leaders of tomorrow to take on the challenge of creating and sustaining the built environment that underpins our society. Enable these leaders with fundamental engineering knowledge, a broad set of skills, and an inquisitive attitude. In partnership with the many disciplines that makeup the civil engineering field, and in the face of uncertain information, as well as ever-changing needs, risks, and constraints - create engineers that successfully adapt and innovate solutions for the built environment.