Have you ever wondered who builds storm drains and sidewalks, or have you ever been fascinated by the grand structure of a bridge? The artists responsible for the structures in our every day life are those who earn their degree in civil engineering, of course! Civil engineering professionals are responsible for the engineering and construction of public infrastructure, such as, roads, buildings, tunnels, airports, dams, bridges, and water supply systems.
A degree in civil engineering requires strong math,physics, and chemistry skills. The degree can often be interdisciplinary depending on one’s career goals. Along with the foundational coursework of mathematical and computational methods, students can take classes in urban planning, computer science or environmental science. Many schools also offer programs strictly in civil engineering. Once a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is completed, students can go on to receive a master’s degree in civil engineering or in another related discipline. After receiving a bachelor’s degree, students can work in careers such as construction managers, environmental engineers, transportation engineers, or structural engineers. This degree also prepares students for the licensure that is required for anyone who provides engineering services to the public.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 3 Civil Engineering, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 346 Civil Engineering, General students graduated with students earning 217 Bachelor's degrees, 108 Master's degrees, and 21 Doctoral degrees.
University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 4 Civil Engineering, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 78 Civil Engineering, General students graduated with students earning 42 Bachelor's degrees, 27 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.
George Mason University offers 3 Civil Engineering, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 137 Civil Engineering, General students graduated with students earning 87 Bachelor's degrees, 43 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA||18 : 1||36,383|
|University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA||16 : 1||25,012|
|George Mason University Fairfax, VA||27 : 1||37,863|
|Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA||12 : 1||1,698|
|Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA||27 : 1||23,675|