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Civil Engineering

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Boston Bridge by Photographer Andy Ryan
Engineers don't just build bridges and buildings. Engineers are responsible for activities which affect the survival of our society.
— Paul C. Bucknam
   UVM, Civil Engineering, Class of 1976

Today, the world is undergoing vast changes — technological and information revolutions, population growth, environmental concerns. All create unique challenges and opportunities for civil engineers of every specialty. The next decades will be even more demanding and rewarding for civil engineers. Now is the best time to find out if it's the right career for you. [ who are civil engineers? ]

Our Program

We are a small faculty that places an emphasis on advising students and providing high-quality academic programs which prepare graduates for future growth in civil engineering.

This web site enables you to learn more about our academic programs, the faculty, current research, and other activities. Please contact us by email, telephone or better yet, come for a visit to learn more about Civil Engineering at the University of Vermont.

History of Civil Engineering at UVM

The University of Vermont has a long history of educating civil engineers. The first formal instruction in civil engineering can be traced to the appointment, in 1829, of George Russell Huntington as professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering.

In addition to Mr. Huntington, who graduated from UVM in 1826, another early graduate was Mr. Anson Hathon. Hathon, an 1827 graduate, became the city surveyor for the City of Detroit. In 1870, the first "class" of three Civil Engineers was graduated from the University.

It is in the proud tradition of these early civil engineers at UVM that we place an emphasis on a strong, professionally focused undergraduate program.

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