Civil Engineering (BS)

What is A Civil Engineering (BS) Degree?

Civil Engineering is about the design and building of infrastructure for our cities and towns—like bridges, water systems, dams, walls, roads—everything we call public works. So, studying for a BS degree in Civil Engineering means studying math, physics, engineering, and, of course, architecture.  Plus, you may also specialize in one aspect of Civil Engineering like construction, land use, or transportation, learning subjects like hydraulics, hazardous waste management, surveying, structural design, engineering physics, technical communications, wastewater and hydrology, and construction management. The job outlook for civil engineers, especially in the public sector, over the next 8-10 years is projected to be higher than growth in many other fields. To be able to work for a public governmental agency, you’ll probably need some kind of certification.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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