Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire is to pursue and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service and engagement.  

As part of its teaching mission, the Department will provide rigorous, yet flexible, undergraduate and graduate education for both traditional and nontraditional students through classical and creative instruction in the classroom, laboratory, and field. While preparing students for the profession, the Department will offer an education in civil engineering that includes working in multidisciplinary teams that critically analyze and formulate solutions to civil engineering problems and apply engineering principles that provide sustainable, social, economic, and environmental benefits to the public while adhering to the highest ethical standards of the profession.  The Department will encourage in its students the lifelong desire to keep abreast of new developments in the field and teach them the skills necessary to continue learning.  

As part of its research mission, the Department will maintain a rigorous multidisciplinary program of scholarship, advancing the state-of-the art in civil engineering.  As part of its mission in public service, the Department will enhance the quality of life for people, especially in New England and specifically in New Hampshire, by providing expert services, advancing and transferring knowledge and technology, and serving as a resource for information.