Civil Engineering (B.S.)
In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded the U.S. infrastructure system and gave it a D+. Business as usual is not an option anymore, so civil engineers are faced with building and rebuilding the future. As the broadest of the engineering professions, civil engineering provides a foundation for careers in structural engineering, construction materials engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering, transportation, water resource engineering and fluid mechanics. With a major in civil engineering from Clemson, you’ll learn to create, plan, design, construct, maintain and operate the structures, facilities and systems that are vital to the economy and to sustaining our civilization. The focus of the program is sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
- Clemson’s civil engineering department has been ranked among the top civil engineering programs in the United States.
- Our bachelor's/master's program allows qualified seniors to get a head start on their master's degree.
- Glenn Department of Civil Engineering professors have authored books and served as ASCE Fellows.
- The national and international award winning Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries is a collaborative student initiative that aims to help develop Third World countries through technical support.
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
Freshmen who major in engineering at Clemson are initially admitted into our general engineering program, where you’ll have a year to explore many different engineering disciplines, meet faculty from each of our engineering departments and discover which major fits your personal interests and talents. On the admissions application, you will apply as a general engineering major.
As a civil engineering major you'll work closely with talented faculty who share a passion for civil engineering and for educating the next generation.
Construction Engineering and Management Emphasis: Dive into engineering and building systems and the management concepts used to execute construction projects.
Construction Materials Emphasis: Discover how to analyze and design materials including concrete, asphalt, aggregate and soil.
Environmental Engineering Emphasis: Strengthen your depth of understanding of how civil engineering interfaces with the environment.
Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineering Emphasis: Learn in situ, mechanical and physical properties of geo-materials and the related environmental issues.
Structural Engineering Emphasis: Understand the behavior of various structural materials and learn to analyze and design complex structural systems.
Transportation Systems Emphasis: Learn how to effectively move people and goods through interconnected air, land and marine transportation systems.
Water Resources Engineering: Gain specialized education in the movement and behavior of surface and subsurface water and their interaction with each other and with natural and manmade conditions.
- Business Administration
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
EXPERIENCES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
We in the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering recognize that learning is not limited to a classroom setting. Our students are encouraged to get involved by participating in student organizations, research opportunities with professors, Creative Inquiry research projects, cooperative education and study abroad experiences.
Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It's about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of our most recent students.
WHERE OUR RECENT GRADUATES HAVE GONE
Assistant Preconstruction Manager
Brasfield & Gorrie
Construction Services Staff Professional
RECENT POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
M.S. Civil Engineering
Ph.D. Civil Engineering
College of Charleston
COMMON CAREER AREAS
- Risk Engineering and System Analytics
- Transportation Engineering
- Water Resources
FIND OUT MORE
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CECAS Undergraduate Recruitment Director