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About the Department


The Civil and Environmental Engineering department is housed in Crothers Engineering Hall on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Our mailing address is:

South Dakota State University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
SCEH 301, Box 2219
Brookings, SD 57007-0495


The department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in civil engineering. Emphasis areas include environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources and hydraulic engineering.


Our current faculty consists of twelve highly dedicated individuals, eleven of which hold terminal degrees (Ph.D.). The majority of our faculty members are registered professional engineers. In addition to teaching, our faculty advise students through the curriculum, conduct research in their respective fields and across the disciplines and supervise graduate students.

Laboratories and Facilities

The department has experienced substantial addition to its laboratory space, equipment and student-dedicated facilities. Additionally, the department is committed to continuous improvement of these laboratories and facilities in support of education and research.

Our laboratory and research facilities include:

The student-support space includes:

  • The Banner Associates Capstone Design Studio
  • The computer lab
  • Graduate students offices