Civil Engineering Concentration

Through our Civil Engineering Concentration, you’ll learn how to design and analyze structural systems.

Our courses teach you essential skills in the areas of materials, structural analysis, design and sustainability. You’ll learn how to assess challenges and design infrastructure to meet society’s needs. This concentration prepares you for a career in structural design, construction, green infrastructure and transportation.

Civil Engineering Courses

Our concentration is a large component of the broad field of engineering. In our program, you’ll take several core engineering classes along with many civil engineering courses to build your concentration and provide you with a specialized skillset. Through this curriculum, you’ll learn essential skills needed in all areas of engineering. Some of the civil engineering courses you’ll take include:

  • EGR 251 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • EGR 256 - Environmental Site Engineering and Design
  • EGR 264 - Strength of Materials
  • EGR 353 – Green Architectural Engineering
  • EGR 364 – Structural Engineering
  • EGR 366 – Civil Engineering Materials
  • MA 321 – Differential Equations

Why Study Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is a flexible field that provides a wide range of career options and a high starting salary. You can feel confident that your career will help fulfill everyday needs in society. As a civil engineer, you’ll be challenged and rewarded as you see plans to build a better world become reality.

Protect Society

Civil engineers serve the public by designing safe, reliable and efficient structures and transportation systems essential to the safety and vitality of communities. Civil engineers consider pressing issues such as structural safety, environmental health, transportation efficiency and water quality and devise sustainable solutions that address the needs of the present as well as the future.

Enjoy the View

Unlike many of the other engineering concentrations, civil engineering allows you to tangibly see the results of your work. As a civil engineer, you’ll build public infrastructure including roadways, buildings, bridges and dams. You’ll find innovative and sustainable ways to design landfills and water management facilities. Along this career path, you might be assisting with the many different components that make up a city. Whichever route you choose, you’ll be able to see your efforts come to life as they go from plans to construction.

Pursue Diverse Career Opportunities

There are many categories of civil engineering jobs you can pursue after graduation. You can choose civil engineering jobs in a variety of areas, including:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Traffic
  • Construction

Civil Engineering Salary

Like most areas of engineering, the average civil engineering salary is well above that of many other career paths. Your salary will depend on a number of factors, including your level of education, type of employer and your position. The average civil engineering starting salary, according to, is around $46,200.