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BS in Civil Engineering

A working knowledge of structural, environmental, geotechnical and transportation engineering.


The first year of undergraduate study is devoted to developing writing skills and subjects in 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.

Civil Engineering Major

Degree Requirements

There are two majors in this department: Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (academic catalog link). Read more about the majors in this curriculum description

Please visit the Academic Catalog for the Civil & Environmental Engineering degree requirements.


For admissions information, visit the UML admissions site:

Note: If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science.

Why Study Civil or Environmental Engineering?


A combined Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering, B.S./M.S. program is also available for qualified undergraduate students. 

B.S./M.S. program


Students may also choose a minor in business administration through the Manning School of Business.

Business Minor


The Master's program offers a co-op option. Apply your knowledge in new, authentic contexts.

Master of Science co-op option