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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

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Freshmen student admission is available starting Fall 2023.

Transfer student admissions is available starting Fall 2024.

About Civil Engineering

Civil engineering students obtain a strong foundation in principles and practices to contribute to innovative solutions for a sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Students will gain technical depth in specific disciplines - geotechnical, structural, water resources, transportation, construction, and environmental - and use this knowledge to design functional infrastructure systems that address multifaceted sociotechnical challenges. In today’s world, students are presented with the opportunity to incorporate information technology driven innovation, such as building information modeling, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, and to offer pioneering solutions for massive societal challenges. Civil engineering students will be workforce ready with the technical knowledge and professional skills to adapt to our ever-changing environment, societal and political challenges, and emerging technologies.

Careers in Civil Engineering

With a focus on ensuring public safety, sustainability, and efficient use of resources, civil engineering graduates contribute to the development and improvement of society's physical infrastructure. They play a critical role in shaping the current environment and addressing the challenges of urbanization, population growth, and environmental sustainability. The future looks at diverse civil engineering career prospects at the intersection of technology, data science and engineering design, paving the way for smart, resilient, and sustainable solutions in our infrastructure.



The civil engineering plan of study creates the framework to develop a students knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for entry into the practice of civil engineering at the professional level. Foundation courses in the STEM core include advanced mathematics and basics sciences (chemistry and physics), complemented with general education courses. Civil Engineering core courses include solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and hydrology, topics in construction engineering, structural theory, soil mechanics, water and wastewater treatment, sustainability, and engineering economics. Project-based learning activities are threaded though the curriculum from ‘start to finish’ in the design sequence, which includes a common first year hackathon experience, then discipline-specific lab and project experiences in the 2nd and 3rd year, and culminating in the final year with a multidisciplinary industry-sponsored capstone design experience.  Students have elective choices including advanced courses in complementary engineering disciples of mechanical, electrical, computer and environmental engineering. Internships are required and preparation for the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam is strongly encouraged.

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