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Civil Engineering

What Can I Do With A Major In Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design and construction of facilities and systems: buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, harbors, airports, waterways, highways, drainage, sewage, waste disposal, and environmental health systems. Civil engineers are often employed by the local, state, or federal government, but they can also work in private firms or businesses.

The civil engineering program at CCSU provides students with a broad and thorough education in civil engineering fundamentals, applications, and design that prepares them for the practice of civil engineering at the professional level with the skills necessary to meet the technical and social challenges of the future. The program provides a broad and thorough education in advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering mechanics, and civil engineering, coupled with application of modern engineering tools. The program includes engineering education in structural design, geotechnical design, surveying, highway and transportation engineering, storm water protection analysis, water system design, and environmental engineering.

Visit CCSU’s Civil Engineering Department webpage here.

Sample of Related Occupations

Airport Engineer

Building Construction Inspector

Civil Engineer

City Planner

Construction Manager


Design Engineer


Environmental Engineer

Geological Engineer

Industrial Traffic Manager

Production Engineer

Railroad Engineer

Structural Engineer


Transportation Engineer

Urban/Regional Planner

Water/Wastewater Engineer

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Academy of Environmental Engineers

American Society for Testing & Materials

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Water Works Association


Institute of Transportation Engineers

Institution of Civil Engineers

International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering

National Groundwater Association

National Society of Professional Engineers

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

Society of Women Engineers

Structural Engineers Association

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Civil engineering majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for civil engineering majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Boston Red Sox - Television and Video Production Internship

Central Area Health Education Center - Youth Health Service Corps and Health Careers Coordinator

Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship


Eversource - Summer Engineering Internship


Newfield Construction, Inc. - Project Engineer

Permasteelisa - Structural Engineer, Draftsperson, Assistant Project Manager

Pratt & Whitney - Manufacturing Engineer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Research Assistant, Data Management/Analyst

United Concrete Products, Inc. - Entry Level Engineering Department Assistant/Project Manager, Sales Engineer

Urban Engineers, Inc. - Civil/Structural Inspector, Resident Engineer, Construction Manager, Senior Inspector

Valley Water Systems, Inc. - Civil Engineer