Welcome from the Department Head

Charles D. Shackelford

The faculty and staff of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Colorado State University (CSU) welcome you to our web page.

The CEE Department at CSU is recognized both nationally and internationally for education, research, and service and outreach, and is ranked 35th among such programs in the USA.The CEE Department comprises 37 faculty, 14 research scientists/scholars, 22 research associates, and 7 administrative professionals. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in both civil engineering and environmental engineering, and both the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in civil engineering. The Department offers graduate programs at the Master of Engineering (M.E.) level both on campus and via CSU's distance education program known as CSU Online. The Department currently (2017-18) is educating 577 undergraduate students and 266 graduate students, of which 96 are at the Ph.D. level, 126 are at the M.S. level, and 44 are at the M.E. level. The faculty, research associates and students in the CEE Department are extremely active in conducting cutting edge research in numerous areas of both civil and environmental engineering. Research expenditures for the CEE Department at CSU were $12.8M for FY2017. Such research not only serves to solve real-world problems of current state, national, and international significance, but also serves to push the envelope of the discipline so that future generations can reap the benefits of our efforts towards enhancing society's ability to sustain and develop the infrastructure necessary for our continued existence and quality of life. Our alumni are distributed throughout the world and in every state within the USA, with many of them holding leadership positions within their companies, organizations, or countries.

The CSU campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a community with a population of approximately 160,000 located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about 105 km (65 mi) north of Denver, that is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the entire country. Fort Collins enjoys approximately 300 sunny days a year and a semi-arid climate, and offers numerous recreational and cultural activities.

We are proud of our Department, College and University, and of where we live, and we invite you to join us. Please peruse our web site to find out more about the Department's teaching, research, and service and outreach activities, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, desire additional information, and/or want to schedule a tour.


Charles D. Shackelford, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor and Head