Major in Civil Engineering
Offered by the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Saint Louis University Civil Engineering Degree Overview
Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in civil engineering incorporates the latest industry trends to address the current and future needs of the profession and our society. There is also an accelerated B.S. to M.S. option available. The civil engineering curriculum at SLU's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology prepares you to practice your skills in the real world by using project-based, hands-on learning methods to explore three primary areas of focus:
- Green design and sustainability engineering
- Infrastructure design, evaluation and restoration
- Transportation planning, analysis and design
Competitive summer internships and cooperative education programs are available for SLU's civil engineering students. You may also be able to pursue independent study on a civil engineering topic under the direction of a faculty member.
In addition to the University's general admission and graduation requirements, engineering programs at Parks College have additional academic requirements. (Please see the fact sheet on this program for additional details.)
What You'll Learn in SLU's Civil Engineering Program
SLU's civil engineering program provides a solid foundation in the engineering sciences, including the study of graphics; mechanics of solids; fluid sciences; and structural, environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic and transportation engineering.
If you choose this major, you'll learn problem-solving techniques throughout your undergraduate career, culminating in a two-semester capstone design sequence during which you'll become aware of the impact of design decisions, not only on the technical aspects of design but on society as a whole.
What Can You Do With a Civil Engineering Degree from SLU?
SLU graduates with a B.S. in civil engineering have a solid foundation to continue their studies in graduate school or to enter one of the most dynamic industries in the United States.
Industry and government agencies recognize the quality of engineering graduates from SLU's Parks College. The Army Corps of Engineers, Black and Veatch, BSI Constructors, Burns and McDonnell, EXXON, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy are just a few of the places where SLU's civil engineering graduates have found employment.