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B.S. in Civil Engineering

The undergraduate Civil Engineering program from Colorado State University provides a solid base in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering fundamentals, and design and management concepts.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

In addition to offering courses in the various sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering, the Civil Engineering curriculum covers design practices, information technology, technical communications, project management, and engineering ethics.

The Civil Engineering program from Colorado State University culminates in a year-long, term-based, senior capstone design experience. Preparation for high-level professional practice is emphasized.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is the first step toward registration as a Professional Engineer (PE), an important professional credential for civil engineers. Thus, students in this major are strongly encouraged to take the FE exam prior to graduation. Graduates of our Civil Engineering major consistently have a passing rate on the FE exam that is significantly above the national average.

Participation in internships, volunteer activities, professional organizations, and cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development. Graduates who pursue advanced studies are prepared for higher level technical responsibilities.

Potential Occupations

Civil engineers are employed in many different organizations, including small and large consulting firms, local, state, and federal governmental agencies, and industrial companies such as construction, petroleum, and aerospace firms. Civil engineers also may find opportunities in specialized design, research, and teaching.

Some example job titles for graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University include, but are not limited to, civil engineer, transportation engineer, hydraulic engineer, water resources engineer, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, geoenvironmental engineer, groundwater engineer, hydrologist, wind engineer, urban/regional planner, infrastructure engineer or manager, contract administrator, construction engineer or manager, building construction inspector, facilities engineer or manager, industrial transportation specialist, industrial designer/engineer, construction materials engineer, irrigation engineer, mining engineer, mining and petroleum research engineer, technical sales engineer, and educator.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses Included

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • Engineering Graphics and Computing
  • Numerical Modeling and Optimization
  • Calculus for Physical Scientists