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Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree

Why a degree in civil engineering?

A civil engineering degree can lead to a wide range of career paths. Civil engineers may find employment in supervisory and administrative positions, ranging from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer to an executive role.

Civil engineers work in teams with other engineers and scientists in a range of settings, such as the following:

  • Private industry
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Federal, state, county and city governments
  • Public utilities and educational institutions

Many of our department's past graduates work with or have their own consulting firms and often hire graduates from the department.

U.S. News and World Report ranked civil engineering on its list of the top 10 best technology jobs, and the profession was number 26 on the overall list of best jobs.  According to the report, civil engineers enjoy above average upward mobility and a promising job outlook. Civil engineering majors had a median salary of $78,000, according to a 2011 study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.

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