WHAT IS CIVIL ENGINEERING?
This major is part of the Math and Engineering Exploration Group
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Construction Engineering and Management Minor
Civil engineers concentrate their work on the design and construction of public works such as roads, highways, water systems, buildings, and bridges. They are responsible for the basic infrastructure of our society. To become an engineer you need at l east a bachelor’s degree and a broad background in mathematics and sciences. There are different specializations within Civil Engineering, including Environmental and Water Resources, Structures and Applied Engineering, and Transportation Systems.
As an Engineering student one can specialize in a particular field of interest and become an engineer who works within that desired field. Whatever one decides to specialize in, one must first complete basic requirements for the School of Engineering.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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ENGR 1166 - Foundations of Engineering (Major Requirement)
MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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American Society of Civil Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Club