Civil Engineering Overview

Meet a need. Solve real-life problems. Design the future.


B.S. in Engineering, with a concentration in Civil Engineering.
Prepare for one of the top careers in the country with LETU's hands-on heritage and commitment to excellence.

While civil engineering is an ancient concept (think Roman aqueducts and Egyptian pyramids), it couldn't be more relevant today, with an aging U.S. infrastructure and countries across the globe in need of basic structures and pure water. It's a bridge to a solid future, for you and the world.

What is a Civil Engineer?

Civil Engineers are: Analytical thinkers who figure out how things work. Innovative problem-solvers who make them work better, faster and stronger. Proactive achievers who transform ideas into actions and solve real-life issues. Smooth communicators who listen to every concern and see every angle. Preservers of the environment and promoters of safety. Wise stewards of resources and protectors of life. Advancers of civilization.

Civil engineers take on the challenge of creating and maintaining our infrastructure, and thanks to that, our world can have cleaner air, purer water, stronger buildings, safer bridges and more efficient transportation systems. Use your analytical smarts and sound decision-making to make the world stronger.


Our program emphasizes structural engineering and water resources engineering. However, our grads gain enough education to branch out and pursue other areas of civil engineering too.

Structural Engineering

Structural engineers are all about design & safety. Analyze and design sound structures (from homes, skyscrapers and bridges to stadiums, roller coasters and even space platforms).  Learn about building codes and components including steel, concrete and wood, as well as construction techniques and management. Basically, you'll discover everything you need to know to go with the hardhat and blueprints.

Water Resources Engineering

There's nothing unnecessary about H 2O. Water resource engineers focus on vital issues such as water supply and purification systems, flood prevention, wastewater treatment and irrigation. Learn to design, build and manage systems such as hydroelectric power facilities, pipelines, canals and dams. Water resources lies at the crossroads of the environmental and the humanitarian: discover how to help hydrate the world with pure water.


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