The CAE Department at UW provides ABET-accredited degree programs in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering, as well as a minor in Land Surveying. Civil Engineering majors are provided course options in environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resource engineering. Architectural Engineering majors have course options in building structural systems and building mechanical systems. Incoming freshman experience at least one designed based-courses each year in an innovative course sequence called VISTA (for Vertically Integrated Science and Technology Application), wherein students tackle modern engineering challenges from their very first semester. Many undergraduate students find on-campus opportunities in the research laboratories and with a unique cooperative learning experience on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Design Squad.