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Civil Engineering B.S.

Learn how to plan, design, construct and maintain facilities for the public and private sectors such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, highways, transit and water systems.
Three students during a lecture in a civil and environmental engineering classroom
students talk in a civil engineering class.

About this Program

  • Specialize your curriculum to align with your desired career path: construction, environmental, geotechnical or structural engineering.
  • Pursue a minor in such areas as economics, engineering management, architecture, mathematics or other fields of engineering.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs, including the Construction Engineering Lab, the Structures/Materials Lab, the Geofoam Lab, the Geosynthetics Lab, and the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering—22,000 square feet of core laboratories.
  • Explore the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s 20 clubs, student organizations and professional societies like the Syracuse chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders.
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management through the five-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program.
  • Graduate and work at companies like Barton & Loguidice, Consigli, C&S Companies, Gilbane, Kiewit, Langan, NYS Department of Transportation, Ramboll, Turner Construction, Whiting-Turner, WSP and many others.
  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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College of Engineering and Computer Science

Future engineers and computer scientists learn to create new knowledge and technologies through 9 undergraduate majors. Students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces and challenging internships.
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Your immersion in this broad engineering discipline will focus on sustainable and resilient engineering analysis and design, as well as effective written and oral communication skills.

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