Roads, bridges, skyscrapers, dams, water supply systems, pollution control, airports, railroads, and other key elements of our modern infrastructure — civil engineers play a key role in developing and maintaining them all.
The complexity of these systems requires innovative engineers who are capable of applying the best and newest technologies to the ever-increasing needs of a modern society.
Civil engineering gives me the ability to improve the lives of so many people in the world—in any country, in any place. I take pride in that. It is a big responsibility, but I think it is really cool.Jared Hartman
I love what I do. It gives me a lot of joy and purpose.Bailey Benson
Civil engineers must keep discovering and moving forward. I want to provide effective and creative solutions to our society. We will make a big impact!Edwin Jarquin Martinez
I knew that I wanted to work on big projects, to have an impact on the world. Civil engineering is a broad field, and gives me a lot of options.Justice Harvieux
I’ve discovered that all the CEGE professors want to teach you what they know. I’ve had some really good professors who have taken time to work with me when I struggle with the material.Robert Rudin
Professors helped me through everything and connected me with other people, with opportunities in school, and with jobs.Michelle Maciej
Solving Real-world Problems
Diego de Bedout, civil engineering major, talks about:
- Using his degree to solve engineering problems in his native Costa Rica.
- Getting involved in student groups.
- The many opportunities available for CSE students to build relationships.
What You'll Study
The civil engineering major offers a broad-based engineering curriculum with opportunities to take elective courses in environmental engineering, geomechanics, structures, transportation, or water resources.