Civil Engineering education is founded upon physical science and mathematics.  Lower division coursework is focused upon gaining knowledge in these areas and then extending it into the realm of engineering science.  Upper division coursework applies the knowledge gained in math and science to analysis and design in specific areas of Civil Engineering.  



Construction Management is a diverse discipline focused on the delivery of projects from its inception to its completion that compose the world's built environment. Structural engineering focuses on the framework of structures, and on designing those structures to withstand the stresses and pressures of their environment and remain safe, stable and secure throughout their use.


Environmental/Water Resources Engineering is a specific kind of civil engineering that involves the design of new systems and equipment that help manage environmental/water resources - surface/subsurface water, water quality management, stormwater and flood control, and water and wastewater treatment.


Areas of expertise within faculty and in the Energy/Utility infrastructure program are wide ranging: sustainable building, green infrastructure, energy audit and optimization design, energy regulations and policy.


Geotechnical uses principles of soil mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions, determine the relevant physical and mechanical properties of soil and rock to support buildings and structures. Transportation deals with the acquisition of advanced knowledge concerning planning, design, operations, maintenance, rehabilitation, performance, and evaluation of transportation systems, including their economic and public policy aspects.