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Why Civil Engineering?


Civil engineers plan, design, build, maintain, and address the environmental impacts of constructed facilities and public works essential to American civilization.




  • Structural Engineering - Structural engineers plan, analyze, and design a wide variety of large-scale structures including bridges, high-rise buildings, concrete dams, transmission towers, and special offshore and space structures.
  • Geotechnical Engineering - Geotechnical engineers analyze the properties of soil and rock that affect the performance of buildings, dams, pavements, and underground facilities that support above ground constructed facilities and public works.
  • Construction Engineering - Nearly all Civil Engineering projects require the management skills of a construction engineer.

Transportation and Geodetic Engineering

  • Transportation engineering - Transportation engineers track, analyze and design all modes of (land, sea, and air) transportation systems, and they study the various ways operators and end-users decide within the nation's transportation enterprise. 
  • Geodetic engineering - Geodetic engineers use technologies to measure or inventory land and water resources

Water Resources and Environmental

  • Water resources engineering - Water resources engineers deal with the development, control, and management of our water resources, including droughts and floods.
  • Environmnetal engineering - Environmental engineers work with government, industry and private groups to design andimplement projects to improve the environment and public health.