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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


Our BSCE curriculum prepares students to enter professional practice as an engineer, where they can design and build our future society and improve the quality of life for people around the globe. It also prepares them to pursue advanced degrees in the field.

The program is designed to provide you with all of the knowledge that is essential for civil engineers. Students take a variety of breadth electives in their junior and senior years to expose them to a wide range of civil engineering specialties. You may also choose to concentrate in some aspects of the field, including environmental systems, geotechnical systems, infrastructure systems and structural systems.

Already know you’re interested in a master’s degree? Consider the BS/MS degree program, where you can start taking graduate courses in your fourth year and earn both degrees in five years. We also offer tons of opportunities to study abroad, co-op or work on research as an undergraduate.

Degree Requirements

The program requires 65 semester hours of coursework, including

  • 29 hours of core CEE classes
  • 12 hours of breadth electives exploring the various areas of the field
  • 18 hours of technical electives
  • 6 additional hours of other approved electives.

Students may choose to specialize in an optional track, focusing their breadth and technical electives in one area of civil engineering to gain a deeper knowledge in a specific area:


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Civil Engineering

Look around you. The work of civil engineers is everywhere. The roads and bridges we travel on, sure. The buildings we live, work and play in, too. But also systems that bring us clean water and take away waste. Strategies that help us recover from disasters. Energy innovations to power the future. Technologies for green buildings. New materials and sensors for smart infrastructure systems. Projects to alleviate poverty. In other words, civil engineers design the systems, technologies and structures that ready our modern world for a growing, aging human population and make life better in our communities.

Civil engineers are problem solvers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and global leaders. They will invent the technologies of the future and create solutions to challenges we haven’t even imagined yet. A civil engineering education also provides a foundation to move into leadership positions in the public, private or nonprofit sectors, or pursue careers beyond engineering, like law, medicine, business and healthcare.

Environmental Engineering

If you’ve thought about how we control pollution in the air and water or how we clean up contaminated waste sites or how we assess exposure and human risk, you’re already thinking like an environmental engineer. From clean drinking water and air quality monitoring to pollution controls and sustainable development, environmental engineers are designing new ways to make life better for people around the globe while respecting our world’s natural resources.

Environmental engineers use core engineering skills and a deep understanding of the physical, chemical and biological principles of the local, regional and global environment to help change the world.

The pulse of today's world beats with technological revolution, population dynamics, environmental concerns, urban development and more. As a result, civil and environmental engineers must be creative problem solvers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The programs in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech are based on engineering fundamentals and real-world experience to ensure our students are ready to address complex, multidisciplinary problems to improve the lives of people on a global scale.

 

Our graduates pursue careers in a variety of civil and environmental engineering jobs in industry and government. They also work in fields as diverse as banking, law and medicine. They travel the world, working to improve the lives of people in developing nations. Still others ultimately decide to start their own businesses. And they work everywhere you can imagine (and maybe some places that would surprise you):

  • ARCADIS
  • AT&T
  • Atkins
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel Corp.
  • Boeing
  • CBRE Capital Advisors
  • CH2M Hill
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emory Healthcare
  • ExxonMobil
  • FLUOR
  • GE
  • Georgia Power and Southern Company
  • Geosyntec Consultants
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Pepco Energy Services
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Skanska
  • state departments of transportation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Vulcan Materials Co.
  • Wells Fargo

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