The Civil Engineering program at Syracuse allows students to get a taste of every specialization within the field so we can learn and decide which aspects interest us the most.—Ravyn Smith ’21, Civil Engineering major and Architecture minor
About the College of Engineering and Computer Science
Future engineers and computer scientists learn to create new knowledge and technologies through ten undergraduate majors. Students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces, and challenging internships.
CoursesSample courses for civil engineering majors include:
- Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Systems
- Analysis of Structures and Materials
- Design of Steel and Concrete Structures
- Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
- Construction Engineering and Project Management
- Geomatics and Transportation Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources
- Your curriculum can be specialized to align with your desired career path – construction, environmental, geotechnical, or structural engineering. You can also pursue a minor in areas like economics, engineering management, architecture, mathematics, or other fields of engineering to name a few.
- Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs, including the Construction Engineering Lab (CEL), the Structures/Materials lab, the Geofoam lab, the Geosynthetics lab, and the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE) – 22,000 square feet of core laboratories.
- The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences has 20 co-curricular organizations as well as student organizations like the Syracuse Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Engineers without Borders (EWB), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE).
- The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits Syracuse University's B.S. in civil engineering.
- The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
Study AbroadBroaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad , with more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Life After Syracuse UniversityAs a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in civil engineering, you have many options.
- Design firms
- Consulting firms
- Construction firms
- Departments of Transportation
- Thruway and Port Authorities
- Environmental Protection Agencies
- Departments of Public Works