Civil Engineering concerns the study of conception, design, construction and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers design, build, and maintain bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems and large buildings, along with many other structures. Environmental considerations, such as water supply, pollution control and preservation of soil quality, are also a part of the course of study.
A Baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering represents a foundation of basic skills in science and math, a breadth of engineering fundamentals, proficiency in a core of discipline-specific topics, and pursuit of an area of concentration. The class-specific curriculum sheets are designed as a guide to your degree, while the list of available courses offered by the School represents the breadth of opportunity used to tailor a program of study to meet a student's interest.
To complete the degree in Civil Engineering, each student needs to complete a series of courses providing competency in four areas of proficiency. To provide a degree of specialization in a particular area, students must also complete a series of courses in an area of concentration. Students who excel in their studies may wish to pursue additional recognition through a certificate of achievement acknowledging their performance in a particular area of Civil Engineering. Please consult with your academic advisor if you have any questions about requirements.