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A Major in Civil Engineering

Description of Major

This major educates students about the conception, design, construction and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers plan, design and supervise the building of bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems and buildings, along with many other structures.

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Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in consulting firms and at local, state and federal public works agencies. A variety of jobs are available for civil and environmental engineering graduates, including:

Airport Engineer Building Construction Inspector
Cartographer Civil Drafter
Civil Engineer Consulting Engineer 
Control Engineer  Decontamination Engineer 
Design Engineer Development Engineer 
Drainage Design Coordinator Environmental Engineer
Field Service Engineer  Fire Protection Engineer 
Forest Engineer Geological Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer  Hazardous Waste Specialist
Highway Engineer  Hydraulic Engineer
Hydrogeologist Industrial Engineer 
Industrial Traffic Manager Instrument Engineer 
Irrigation Engineer Mining Engineer
Operations Engineer  Production Engineer
Project Engineer  Public Utilities Manager
Railroad Engineer Research Engineer 
Safety Engineer  Sanitary Engineer
Structural Engineer Systems Design Engineer 
Test Engineer  Traffic and Planning Engineer
Transportation Engineer Urban Planner
Waterworks Engineer