Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the second most popular engineering major in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. Currently, over 300 students at CSU, Chico call the Civil Engineering Department their home.

If you are already a student on campus, please always feel free to come by the Department of Civil Engineering (Langdon Hall 207) with any questions or if there is any way that we can help.  If you are a prospective student who is evaluating the option of coming to Chico State, or if you are a Chico State CE alumnus or alumna who is interested in getting reconnected, please give us a call (530-898-5342); we would love to talk with you.

The Civil Engineering program delivers a comprehensive hands-on and student-centered program that prepares graduates for immediate entry into a variety of professional careers and provides a solid undergraduate foundation enabling continued education at the graduate level. 




Chico State Civil Engineering Continues the Tradition of Hands-On Learning

Sustainable Engineering and Environmental Health for Development (SEEHD) is a thriving student organization at CSU, Chico.  SEEHD offers students an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable engineering projects in the area of water supply, sanitation, pollution control, energy, and shelter.


CE Program Changes

There will be changes to the Civil Engineering graduation requirements beginning with the Fall 2012 semester. Some of these changes may impact students immediately. Additional information is available here...

Transitioning to the New GE Program

The campus will implement a new General Education program beginning Fall 2012. For CE majors who started GE prior to Fall 2012, a GE transition guide will help students complete their GE requirements. Additional information on the new GE program is available at the GE website.


The Graduation Planning Source is a new tool available to students, providing quick access to the most important on-line resources at CSU, Chico.

Required Laptop Purchase

Beginning Fall 2011, students who declare a major or minor in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC) are required to purchase a laptop for use in major coursework. Students who declare prior to Fall 2011 are exempt from this requirement, but are encouraged to participate as well. Additional information is available here...

Distinguished Alumnus

The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management takes great pride in recognizing the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus, Hideki Kit Miyamoto (Civil Engineering, 1989). Dr. Miyamoto is one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural design, analysis, and retrofit/repair – particularly as it relates to seismic mitigation strategies.