Civil engineers have a direct impact on society through the design and construction of buildings, highways, railroads, bridges, airports, dams, tunnels, pipelines and water resource systems that form the nation’s infrastructure. Civil engineers work to reduce ground, air, and water pollution; repair and replace deteriorating national infrastructure; improve congested transportation systems; and reduce the damage caused by natural disasters. Civil engineering is perhaps the broadest of the engineering professions and affects virtually every facet of civilization.
- general education subjects
- basic sciences
- engineering methods, procedures, and management
- transportation, structures and environmental engineering
- at least three and a half years of college preparatory mathematics, including trigonometry, and
- two years of basic science such as physics and chemistry.