Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Study Civil Engineering at UW

The B.S. in civil engineering at UW challenges students to solve the difficulties that continue to develop as time and additional factors impact our infrastructure. The ABET-accredited program prepares students to keep people moving. 

With a collaborative learning environment, expert faculty and the best resources, our program is preparing for the future of civil engineering.

What is Civil Engineering?

UW’s faculty educate civil engineering students on the problems they may face in the field, specifically working to develop and maintain surrounding infrastructure. We emphasize the need for innovation. 

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Our faculty are  experts in their field and teach from first-hand experiences to provide an education that resonates with students.

For example, Dr. Haibo Zhai, Roy & Carly Cline Chair or Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources, is one of the world’s leading experts in Carbon Capture and Storage—to reduce the emissions from power plants. 

Getting students an education they’ll be able to translate from the classroom to their career is what our faculty focus on.

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What can you do with a B.S. in Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers play an integral role in the infrastructure everyone relies on to carry out daily life. Due to the demand for civil engineering, our students have experienced good career outcomes once they’ve earned their degrees. They’re able to find a suitable position because their field demands a strong workforce. 

Civil Engineering  Careers

  • District Traffic Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Building Engineer
  • Urban Planner
  • Water Hyginer Engineer
  • Construction Estimator
  • Design Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • City Engineer
  • Planning Engineer


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Here are just a few places civil engineering alumni have made a difference

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Western Research & Development, LTD.
  • State of Wyoming, Aeronautics Department
  • Steamboat Engineering & Design
  • Professional Engineering Consultants
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • GDA Engineers
  • T-O Engineers
  • VIVID Engineering Group Inc.
  • Kiewit
  • Inberg-Miller Engineers
  • WWC Engineering
  • Trihydro Corporation
  • Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Kimley-Horn
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Civil Engineering B.S. Program Highlights

Students major in civil engineering at UW to get a quality education and enjoy many of the following benefits our program offers.

Smaller Class Sizes

UW has small class sizes which are the ideal setting for collaboration. Students typically get to study with around 45 peers in a supportive environment where our faculty lead discussions and laboratory work.

Learning Facilities

Students can access a variety of labs on our campus to get the most out of their time at UW. We house a Smash Lab, Soils Lab and Hydraulics Lab, where a lot of fun and experiential learning takes place. 

Financial Support

Our campus offers scholarships and opportunities that you may be eligible for. We would be glad to assist you in the application process so you can explore undergraduate payment options that are right for you. 

Networking and Student Groups

Students complete challenging design projects, network with engineering firms and engage with community service programs in the ASCE organization. They also take on projects for disadvantaged communities in the Engineers Without Borders organization. 

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

EN 3074 | Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071