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Civil Engineering

Students pursuing a civil engineering degree converse in a big, industrial space full of civil engineering equipment.

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People with a civil engineering degree are concerned with the planning, designing and construction of society’s civil infrastructure, including bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels, airports, railroads, roads, water and wastewater systems, and environmental protection systems.

Civil engineering majors may choose a general track of study or focus their studies on one of six major tracks — environmental, geotechnical, pavements, structures, transportation or water resources — with additional work in a combination of the other tracks.


People with a civil engineering degree work in planning, design, building construction, research, plant operation, government, law, teaching and administration. Given the growing dependence of society on engineering technology, civil engineering is a high-demand profession.

Alumni work at: 

  • Local, state and federal government agencies
  • Construction firms
  • Transportation departments
  • Environmental protection departments and agencies
  • Design corporations
  • Consulting firms

Alumni work as: 

  • Construction engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Pavement engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Researchers
  • Plant operators
  • Water resource engineers

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