Civil engineers oversee the design and construction of facilities for society's use. Working with problems that directly affect the health and economic vitality of people and communities, civil engineers contribute their expertise to problems such as waste disposal, environmental pollution, transportation systems design, water resource development, and the design, construction, and rehabilitation of constructed facilities.
The undergraduate degree program prepares students for a wide variety of career options in several fields of study.
Programs and Advising
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Civil engineering embraces a wide variety of technological areas. These include environmental engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, and structural engineering.
The Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Dual Civil and Mining Engineering Degrees
Students can simultaneously pursue B.S. degrees in civil engineering and mining engineering by completing additional courses. The dual degrees offer students an opportunity to become prepared for entry in both the infrastructure and energy markets. The dual degree program requires satisfactory completion of 158 credit hours.
Fields of Study
Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering
Student will learn how to protect society from the damaging effects of environmental contaminants, erosion, earthquakes, and soil settling. Includes solid and hazardous waste management, environmental impact statements, and remediation and design of foundations, roadways, and airport runways.
This field teaches students how to design, construct, and manage facilities that provide water for our communities, including dams, reservoirs, flood control systems, coastal harbors, and irrigation systems.
In this field, students will learn how to design, construct, maintain, and rehabilitate society's many structures, including buildings, harbors, and bridges, using construction materials such as concrete, steel, wood, and composites.
Transportation Systems Engineering
Students in this field will focus on the design, construction, and management of all aspects of transportation systems. These include highway construction, traffic control, airports, mass transit systems, railroads, inland waterways, and urban rapid transit systems.