Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

A civil engineer plans, designs and oversees the construction and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure that make modern life possible. With a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, you can design and build:

    • Water supply and wastewater disposal systems
    • Environmental Control Systems
    • Transportation Systems (Roads, Bridges & Tunnels, Railways, Airports and Harbors & Ports)
    • Dams and Irrigation Systems
  • Power Plants
  • Buildings
  • Structural Infrastructure

Our hands-on curriculum

At Georgia Southern, our civil engineering program teaches you to solve the real-world problems you’ll face in the engineering field, while gaining an appreciation for a more responsible and sustainable future.

You will get broad exposure to the water resources/environmental, structural, transportation-pavement/geotechnical, construction and surveying/geomatics areas of the civil engineering degree, but you’ll also learn how to apply these areas in professional practice.

To see the complete curriculum, refer to our Curriculum Sheet.


  • Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
  • Soil Mechanics Laboratory
  • Environmental Science Laboratory
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • Materials Science Laboratory
  • Transportation Laboratory
  • Built Environment and Modeling Laboratory
  • Surveying-Geomatics Laboratory
  • Structural Laboratory
  • Asphalt Research Laboratory

Graduation Requirements

A total of 130 semester hours are required to satisfy general and professional requirements (see curriculum for details). Professional Registration: in Georgia and other states in the U.S., the B.S. in Civil Engineering degree along with the appropriate number of years of experience, and passing two 8-hour examinations, the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, qualify a graduate to become a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). The FE exam can be taken while a senior enrolled in the civil engineering curriculum and is required for graduation.

  • The requirements of the core curriculum and the CE program must be satisfied.
  • A minimum of 130 hours is required for graduation.
  • At least 30 semester hours of approved civil engineering courses must be taken at Georgia Southern University.
  • The total institution cumulative GPA of all courses applying to the degree must be 2.0.
  • FE Exam
  • Community Service hours

 Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Successful Career:  Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Georgia Southern University will be successfully employed in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
  2. Professional Development:  Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Georgia Southern University will exhibit the commitment for pursuit of professional development through activities such as attaining professional licensure, actively participating in professional societies, and/or pursuing advanced studies.
  3. Effective Communication and Team Work:  Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Georgia Southern University will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and work in a team environment.

Program Student Outcomes:

Students completing the Civil Engineering program will be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Catalog 2018-2019

Last updated: 12/20/2018

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