The first year of undergraduate study is devoted to developing writing skills and proficiency in the areas of mathematics and science that serve as a foundation for upper level professional studies. During the second year of study, students learn the principles of engineering mechanics, strength of materials, and surveying. Junior and senior year course work gives students a working knowledge of structural, environmental, geotechnical, and transportation engineering. In addition to education in these four basic areas of civil engineering practice, advanced elective courses are available in each area during the senior year. Engineering design concepts and computer-aided engineering are integrated throughout the program.