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Design the World

A rewarding career to help our nation's first-class infrastructure system

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Engineering Students Build Structures

Learn how to make a Da Vinci bridge with your classmates

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Build the Future

A rewarding career to help our nation's first-class infrastructure system

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Civil Engineering

Offered by: Physics and Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at SRU provides students with sound fundamental knowledge in structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, and water resources engineering. It also provides students with high-quality training in required professional skills through project-based learning, hands-on learning, experiments, design projects, and internships. The balanced approach between theory and hands-on practice will best prepare students to succeed as practical engineers. The program meets ABET accreditation criteria.

Why Choose Civil Engineering?

If you want to change the world, please come and join us, because civil engineers are doing just that every day! Civil Engineering is a profession which deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of our nation's infrastructures including roads, bridges, buildings, airports, dams, tunnels, water and waste treatment plants. Civil engineering has the largest number of jobs in all engineering occupations. In addition, US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the jobs for civil engineers will increase by 11% in the next 10 years, indicating strong existing and continued demands for civil engineering students. The 2017 median salary for civil engineers is $84,770.

What Will You Learn?

Civil Engineering program at SRU has three focused areas of civil engineering, specifically structural engineering, environmental engineering, and transportation engineering. To be successful, students are trained in engineering design, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership, and communication skills (both verbal and written). A capstone design course in the senior year will integrate all aspects of learning in team-based design projects assisted by professional engineers in the field.

Careers In Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are typically employed in construction industry, energy industry, mining industries, engineering design companies, engineering consulting firms, and public sectors from municipal to federal governments.

Graduates of Civil Engineering have many career options as illustrated by the following examples.

  • Construction engineers manage projects, ensuring that they are scheduled and built in accordance with plans and specifications. 
  • Structural engineers design and assess major projects, such as buildings, bridges, or dams, to ensure their strength and durability.
  • Geotechnical engineers ensure that foundations for built objects ranging from streets and buildings to runways and dams, are solid. 
  • Transportation engineers plan, design, operate, and maintain transportation systems.
  • Environmental engineers design processes or systems to improve the quality of land, water and air.

Earn your Civil Engineering degree at Slippery Rock!

Slippery Rock University's Bachelor's in Civil Engineering program prepares students for successful careers in a growing field. Interested in learning more? Request more information today!