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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 wastewater disposal systems. With its orientation toward applications rather than theory – the distinctive feature of the Georgia Southern Civil Engineering program – the CE curriculum provides its students with broad exposure to three major areas within the discipline of civil engineering – environmental, structural, and transportation.

General Information

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

Department Website Civil Engineering & Construction
Degree(s) Offered Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Possible Employment Settings
  • Airports
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Dept. of Transportation (State & Federal)
  • Government Agencies
  • General Contractors (Heavy/Civil)
  • Private Materials Testing Laboratories
  • Railroads
  • Transportation Firms
  • Utility Companies
Occupational Opportunities
  • Area Engineer
  • City/State/Federal Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineer Consultant
  • Engineering Intern
  • Engineering Manager*
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer

* May require additional education or certification.

Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations
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)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Salary Information

Last updated: 2/19/2020