Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Civil Engineering Degree Program

What is Civil Engineering About?

Civil engineers design the constructed environment and the infrastructure that supports our society. From highways and buildings to bridges, water resource systems and the environment, the profession of civil engineering is responsible for much of the world in which we live. The variety of challenges facing modern society means that civil engineers can look forward to a highly rewarding, dynamic career. 

Career Outlook

Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 6% from 2018 to 2028. As current U.S. infrastructure experiences growing obsolescence, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair, and upgrade bridges, roads, levees, dams, airports, buildings, and other structures such as wind farms and solar arrays. A growing population means that new water systems will be required while, at the same time, aging, existing water systems must be maintained to reduce or eliminate leaks. In addition, more waste treatment plants will be needed to help clean the nation’s waterways. In summary, civil engineers are needed to build and maintain critical infrastructure, as well as to protect the public and the environment.

Applicants who gain experience by participating in internships while in college will have better opportunities, and those who enter the occupation with a graduate degree will likely have the best prospects. For more information click here.


The program of study leading to a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering (128 credits) reflects the breadth of the profession. Students complete course work in basic science and mathematics, engineering sciences, civil engineering systems and materials, and in four major civil engineering disciplines (i.e. structures, geotechnical, water resources/environmental and transportation).

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program Information