The Civil Engineering curriculum is designed to train students to be well versed in the fundamentals necessary for professional practice and graduate study. The first-year curriculum emphasizes physical and mathematical sciences and includes computer application to civil engineering problems. Additional courses in mathematics and sciences as well as introductory courses in engineering science and civil engineering measurement are taken during the second year. The last two years of the program focus on the analysis, design, planning, and management aspects of civil engineering. The curriculum provides flexibility to allow students to customize their academic programs and take advantage of the diversity of strength across both the College of Engineering and Computer Science and all of Syracuse University. The four-year program includes coursework in writing, social sciences and humanities necessary for a well-rounded academic background.
By selecting electives carefully, students may specialize in any one of the following areas: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental engineering as well as minor in a number of areas such as construction management, economics, architecture, engineering management, mathematics, etc.
There are various opportunities available to students to enhance their educational experience. These include co-op/internship, undergraduate teaching assistantship, undergraduate research assistantship, junior year aboard, etc. For more information about this program, the faculty and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, please refer to the Undergraduate Student Handbook.