About the Program
An undergraduate degree in civil engineering provides students with the engineering and science knowledge necessary to pursue successful careers in civil engineering firms and related professions – in both the public and private sectors – as well as address critical challenges related to making sure people have safe places to live and work.
Why Civil Engineering?
Would you like to make the world safer and cleaner? Civil engineers make sure people have safe places to live and work. They provide clean drinking water and find ways to re-use garbage.
Civil engineering has four specialties:
- Environmental/water resources engineers remove contaminants from water, reduce non-hazardous solid waste volumes, eliminate pollutants from the air and develop groundwater supplies. Students can obtain a civil engineering degree with an environmental engineering emphasis, too! Want to learn more about our environmental engineering degree? Check out more here.
- Geotechnical/materials engineers develop projects below ground and determine ways to support structures on and in the ground. These engineers perfect mixtures for pavements and other structures by developing methods to stabilize soil conditions. Materials engineers develop concrete and pavement systems for construction and soil stabilization methods.
- Structural engineers face the challenge of designing structures that can withstand gusting winds, extreme temperatures, hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural forces. They design structures for bridges, buildings, airplanes and more.
- Transportation engineers determine ways to meet the increasing travel needs of people, goods and materials on land, air and water.
Learn more about our different majors and curriculum at our advising center.
Meet the Faculty
Check out our full list of faculty at our directory here.