Welcome Prospective Undergraduates!
Civil Engineering Students on a Tour of Gilman Hall Renovation in 2009.
Civil Engineering is an established professional discipline that is tied more to our society than any engineering disciplines. We are responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructure, including bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels, highways, railways, airports, foundations, water resources, coastal facilities, power plants, etc. Today, because of the social, economical, and environmental needs, civil engineers work on more cross-disciplinary projects than ever before.
The mission of the Civil Engineering program at JHU is:
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.
To achieve this mission we provide a comprehensive B.S. education that includes 18 credits in humanities and social sciences, 17 credits in basic sciences, 16 credits in mathematics, 24 credits in core civil engineering, 12 credits in professional practice, 25 credits in civil engineering technical areas, 9 credits in technical electives, and 7 credits in unspecified electives. Your education insures that you will become the type of adaptable and innovative leader that is needed to solve today's complex problems.
The Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University offers B.S. and concurrent B.S./M.S.E. programs for undergraduate students, and M.S.E, and Ph.D. programs for graduate students. With 10 primary faculty and an average of 15 students per class both at undergraduate and graduate levels, students will find themselves in small, but close community where they can work with colleagues and professors in a collaborative research and educational environment.
Take a Tour:
Faces of JHU Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil Engineering has a small and talented group of undergraduates who excel in both civil engineering related activities and lead other interesting organizations on campus. Read their stories here.
The Research Pages
World-class professors mentor undergraduates and graduates through independent study and research in their fields of expertise. At Hopkins Civil Engineering there are four major areas of research.
A Sample of Courses at Hopkins CE
Civil Engineering at Hopkins allows for flexibility in course scheduling, particularly in the last two years of the undergraduate experience. Get a deeper look at what undergraduates learn.
Structural Art around Baltimore
Baltimore CE Students at Hopkins have put together a guide to the structural art of Baltimore. Learn more about the differences between structural art and architecture.
Are you a rising high school junior, senior, or recent graduate and want to earn college credit over the summer? Civil Engineering is one major focus area in the Engineering Innovation program.
Department Photos from Casual Events
See slideshows from past department events or JHU Civil Engineering sponsored events for the community since 2008. Get a look at various aspects of student life, department ceremonies and competitions.