Majors and Programs

College of Engineering: Civil Engineering

Civil engineers monitor public safety, health, and productivity; they plan, design, and supervise construction, operation, and maintenance of public and private facilities. Iowa State’s civil engineering program is one of the 10 largest in the United States in number of graduates, and features distinguished faculty with awards in teaching, advising, research, and publishing. The capstone design courses are conducted in an office environment, and laboratory classes provide hands-on applications in groups of three to five students. Your coursework will introduce you to the various areas of civil engineering, such as structural, environmental, geotechnical, materials, transportation, and surveying. As a civil engineer you will investigate complex engineering situations, preparing you for many career paths including transportation engineer; highway designer and planner; city, county, or sanitary engineer; Army Corps engineer; construction supervisor; soil engineer; surveyor; or forest engineer.

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