Civil Engineering

A civil engineer works in the oldest branch of engineering and is typically engaged in design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure, such as buildings, roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, water supply and waste water disposal systems. With its orientation toward applications rather than theory – the distinctive feature of an engineering technology program – the Civil Engineering curriculum provides its students with a broad exposure to three major areas within the discipline of civil engineering – environmental, structural, and transportation.

General Information

College of Engineering and Computing

GPA Requirement 2.0
Department Website Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Possible Employment Settings
  • Airports
  • Architectural Firms
  • Construction Firms
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Dept. of Transportation (State & Fed’l)
  • Electronics Manufacturers
  • Environmental Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • General Contractors (Heavy/Civil)Private Materials Testing Laboratories
  • Public Utilities
  • Railroads
  • Transportation Firms
  • Utility Companies


Occupational Opportunities
  • Civil Engineer Technologist
  • Engineer Consultant
  • Civil Engineer*
  • City Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Agricultural Engineer*
  • Draftsperson
  • Hydrologist
  • Cartographers
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Construction Managers
  • Cost Estimators
  • Engineering Managers*
  • Construction/Building Inspectors
  • Mining Engineer
  • Technician
  • Forest Engineer
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Highway Designer
  • Water Pollution Control

* May require additional education or certification.


Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations GSU Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Council of Eng. Companies (ACEC) Construction Management Guild
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter (ASCE)
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 5/22/2018

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