Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering professions. It is the stem from which most other branches of engineering have developed. Civil engineering involves the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of facilities and systems to control and improve the environment for modern civilizations. This includes projects of major importance such as bridges, transportation systems, buildings, ports and water distribution systems.
The Clemson University Civil Engineering Undergraduate degree program leads to the ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree. It is designed to provide the student with knowledge of basic science, engineering science and engineering design.Clemson engineers are prepared to work immediately upon graduation in most areas of the profession. These include traffic and transportation engineering, structural engineering, construction engineering, soils and foundation engineering, coastal and water resources engineering, public works and more. The Clemson engineer is also educated in the humanities and social sciences. Graduates are encouraged to become registered professional engineers and to continue their education throughout their professional careers.
Students interested in studying civil engineering at Clemson University will first be admitted into the General Engineering Program. Upon completion of the General Engineering year requirements, students can then change their major to Civil Engineering. Transfer students must also show evidence that they have completed the general engineering requirements before they can be admitted into the Civil Engineering program. Upon entering the civil engineering program, a faculty advisor will be assigned to each student.