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Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are responsible for the design and construction of buildings, highways, bridges, mass transit systems, dams and locks, and municipal water and sewage treatment systems. They often are responsible for planning, managing, operating, and maintaining these facilities.

Civil Engineering comprises several areas of emphasis, including environmental, geo-technical and structural engineering. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma complete fundamental courses in mathematics, chemistry and physics. They also take required general engineering core courses. The last two years of the program focus on specific Civil Engineering courses and professional electives.

Career Opportunities

  • Bridge Engineer
  • CAD Drafter Engineer
  • Drainage Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Highway Inspection Engineer
  • Hydraulics Engineer
  • Hydrology Engineer
  • Land Development Engineer
  • Pipeline Engineer
  • Project Architect Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Survey Engineer
  • Survey Party Chief Engineer
  • Transport Manager
  • Waste Water Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer

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Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

Job Listings:

National Index of Engineering Jobs and Resources
Engineering Central
Just Engineers
NationJob Network
Biotech Jobs
OK Job Match

Career Planning:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Organizations and Associations:

American Society of Civil Engineers Society of Women Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers
Society of Women Engineers


Civil Engineering at the University of Oklahoma