Through its undergraduate and graduate education programs, professional development programs, research, and service, UAA's College of Engineering Civil Engineering Department seeks to advance the civil engineering profession in Alaska and elsewhere with a vision of building a sustainable civilization with utmost respect for the well-being of people and the environment.

The Civil Engineering program provides a hands-on experience through partnership with local consulting firms, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Representatives of the professional community are engaged with students in classes to design actual projects for helping our Alaskan community.