Civil Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

Civil engineering is the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. A civil engineer works with a wide spectrum of individuals in both the public and private sectors to meet today's challenges of pollution, infrastructure rehabilitation, traffic congestion, floods, earthquakes, and urban development.

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, maintain, manage, and operate facilities essential to modern, civilized human life. Projects requiring civil engineering expertise vary widely in nature, size, and scope, and include bridges, tunnels, transportation systems, airports, storm water drainage systems, dams, buildings, foundations, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, hazardous waste treatment, environmental remediation, environmental protection, and air pollution control.

Civil engineering graduates are prepared for advanced graduate degrees and a wide range of career paths in civil engineering including consulting, governmental agencies, and industry. In addition to traditional careers in civil engineering, graduates may take advantage of their strong, broad-based engineering education to pursue careers in professions such as medicine, law, business, or teaching.

Degree and Certificates

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

Low: $55,380
Median: $87,060
High: $144,560
Projected growth through 2028: 6%

Why Civil Engineering at UTA

Civil engineers design bridges, roads, and airports. They are concerned about environmental issues such as water, sustainable development, and landfill management. They design buildings to withstand natural disasters, and they are architects and construction managers.

Our students study in focus areas in architectural engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering, structures, transportation, and water resources.

Experience Counts, and You’ll Get it Here

Earning a degree is more than just going to class!

More than half of our students complete a co-op or internship to gain practical work experience prior to graduation, and they’re often hired by the companies they intern with. You can find your own opportunity, or the Engineering Co-op/Internship Office can help you.

Students may work alongside faculty on funded research, doing real lab work and gaining valuable skills. Qualified students may use federal work-study funds to participate in such research, and the College of Engineering sponsors more than 40 undergraduate research projects each year.

Finally, all students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, finding solutions to real-world problems, often with financial support from an industry partner.

What’s Next?

You may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. If you enter the workforce, you’ll join our alumni at top companies like:

  • A&S Engineers, Inc.
  • AG&E Structural Engenuity
  • Aguirre & Fields
  • American Concrete Products
  • Archer Western
  • Baird, Hampton & Brown Inc.
  • Black & Veatch
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • CEI Engineering Associates, Inc.
  • Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
  • Connect Structural Engineering, Inc.
  • Core States Group
  • CP&Y
  • CTC, Inc.
  • D N Tanks
  • Dunaway Associates
  • Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Halff Associates, Inc.
  • Harris Kocher Smith
  • Hayward Baker, Inc.
  • JBI Partners
  • Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
  • JQ Engineering
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Kirkman Engineering
  • LJA Engineering
  • M&S Engineering, LLC
  • Metropolitan Infrastructure
  • mma
  • Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Pickett and Associates, Inc.
  • Plummer
  • POWER Engineers, Inc.
  • Ragle, Inc.
  • RISE Residential
  • RPS Group
  • Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC
  • Signicast
  • Stantec
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • White Hawk Engineering & Design, LLC
  • Wier & Associates, Inc.
  • Winkelmann & Associates, Inc.
  • ...and many more!


ABET Accredited. The program in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Enrollment and graduation data for the ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering can be found below.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Degree Requirements

Civil Engineering Major

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Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA civil engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

UTA Dual Credit Academy
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