Students will gain a solid foundation in areas such as mathematics, engineering science, solid mechanics, water resources, transportation, and structural and geotechnical engineering as they select a specific focus area.

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Design and Build

Students will learn basic mathematics, mechanics, and engineering skills to prepare to design and develop infrastructure projects. They will have the opportunity to gain experience in structural, geotechnical, transportation, and water resources engineering.

Students will be able to choose their area of focus and develop the foundation they need to work within that area. Once they enter the workforce, they will be able to add their insights to projects such as nationwide transport systems, water supply networks, and roads and buildings.

The bachelor of science degree program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

I attribute all of my success to the great people in the Civil Engineering program at BYU-Idaho. BYU-Idaho prepared me to attend a top-10 graduate school for Environmental Engineering and earn my Master of Science. I now work for the Army Corps of Engineers, all thanks to the program at BYU-Idaho.

Garrison M.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Civil Engineering have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Transportation Engineer

Transportation engineers work to develop transportation systems that safely and efficiently move people and goods. They design highways and roads in both urban and rural areas, manage traffic systems, plan rail, air, and water transportation systems, and develop new technologies to improve transportation and maintain safety.

Structural Engineer

Structural engineers apply scientific principles to design building, bridges, and other structures to withstand the forces of nature and protect human safety. They design structures to perform their intended functions and be economical within the constraints of building code requirements.

Environmental/Water Resource Engineer

Environmental engineers apply a vast range of technical knowledge to protect the environment from human activities and maintain public health. Water resource engineers are involved in the planning and management of facilities used to supply and transport water used for municipal, agricultural, and industrial activities.

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Getting Started in This Degree

If you want to get a taste for Civil Engineering, start with one of the following degree-specific courses:

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.


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