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
- Structural Infrastructure
The BSCE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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
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:
- Successful Career: Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Georgia Southern University will be successfully employed in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
- 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.
- Effective Communication and Team Work: Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Georgia Southern University will demonstrate the ability to effectively explain and justify their engineering solutions to a range of audiences, as well as work in multi-disciplinary teams with an appreciation of diverse perspectives.
“I initially thought it was just being able to do math, but it’s a lot more than that. — It’s weird because the field really has three major components. The first two are being able to do the work mathematically and being able to work with people in a business setting. Then there’s a written portion where you have to be able to understand what you’re doing at a level where you are able to communicate it to other people in a way that they can understand it too.”— Eman Woods
Program Student Outcomes:
Students completing the Civil Engineering program will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: registered professional engineer (PE)
For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for a professional engineer license or certificate, click HERE to check the requirements of your state or territory.
The Department of Civil Engineering and Construction has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a professional engineering license in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Last updated: 8/26/2022