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As environmental concerns mount, the technological revolution expands, and we pioneer into space, the demand for civil, environmental and geodetic engineers will rise. They will design, build, and maintain the facilities essential to our civilization. This demand will be augmented by the effort to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, including highways, bridges, water and wastewater treatment plants, and other public buildings.

Employment in various government agencies, the aerospace industry, consulting, engineering marketing or sales, and private industry provides career opportunities, which are many and varied depending upon the type of engineering pursued. Salaries are competitive with all other engineering areas. Job growth in civil, environmental and geodetic engineering is expected to be strong over the next decade, especially with the current national interest in infrastructure and the environment.


Civil Engineering Careers

Civil engineering is a diverse field in engineering - in fact, it is one of the oldest engineering disciplines, and is the third oldest program at OSU.

  • Students study topics ranging from fluid mechanics to structural analysis to reinforced concrete design and beyond.
  • CE graduates find jobs in an equally diverse market; some work closely with other engineering disciplines, while others may work in the design of bridges or roadways, to name a few.
  • Civil Engineers find themselves as project managers, researchers, teachers, and of course, performing pure Civil Engineering duties.

Professional Opportunities

Why study Civil Engineering? Civil engineers design, build and maintain the foundation of our society. They work on bridges, roadways, drinking water and energy systems, airport planning and design, infastructure and much more.

 

Exploring Civil Engineering

Furthermore, at Ohio State, you can enroll as a pre-major in Civil Engineering and get involved in one of our affiliated student projects to be sure you get exposed to what CE is all about early on. If your interests change at some point and decide that CE really isn't for you, the prerequisites for our program often transfer over to other fields of study, especially the other fields of engineering - giving you flexibility to change your mind. 


Environmental Engineering Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree at The Ohio State University will train the next generation of environmental engineering professionals for the state of Ohio, and thereby support the state in meeting goals for development in an environmentally responsible manner, and assist Ohio in becoming a leader in the creation and application of new environmental technologies.

  • Students study topics ranging from ecological engineering, to air pollution, to sustainability.
  • ENE graduate finds jobs in an equally diverse market; some work closely with other engineering disciplines, while others may work in public health, storm or waste water treatement, or air pollution control, to name a few.
  • Environmental Engineers find themselves as project managers, researchers, teachers, and of course, performing pure Environmental Engineering duties.

Professional Opportunities

Why study Environmental Engineering?  Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, water and air pollution control, and much more.

 

Exploring Environmental Engineering

Furthermore, at Ohio State, you can enroll as a pre-major in Environmental Engineering and get involved in one of our affiliated student projects to be sure you get exposed to what ENE is all about early on. If your interests change at some point and decide that ENE really isn't for you, the prerequisites for our program often transfer over to other fields of study, especially the other fields of engineering - giving you flexibility to change your mind.