college of engineering
Civil engineers plan and design large-scale projects like bridges and power plants; study and solve societal and environmental challenges like providing safe drinking water; and design and maintain transportation systems. In our program you'll prepare for a career in industry, government or academia and can tailor your education toward specialties like structural, water resources and hydraulic, geotechnical, environmental and transportation.
Choose from three paths to earn a degree in our ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program:
- B.S. in Civil Engineering (four-year program)
- B.S. in Civil Engineering with co-op (five-year program)
- B.S./M.S. in Civil Engineering no co-op (five-year program)
Certificates and Specializations
The College offers certificates and specializations in the following areas:
- Water Resources and Hydraulic
Being a civil engineering major provides me with so many opportunities! My co-op gave me real life experience with the company of my dreams. As a member of the Concrete Canoe Team, I have traveled across the country to places like Colorado and California. Then there are the friendships. I cannot remember the last time I was in the library and did not see someone I know. The more open you are to meeting people the more at home you will feel. I love UA!”
Civil Engineering Major
Get paid, on-the-job experience as part of your engineering curriculum. UA places over 100 co-op positions in engineering each year – learn more!
Faculty and students conduct research projects that take on societies most pressing challenges in our three research labs: the Timken Engineered Surface Lab (TESL), the Gas Turbine Testing and Research Laboratory, and the Center for Surface Engineering & Lubricating Research (CSELR).
Akron Guarantee Scholarship
The University of Akron provides affordable excellence for students and their families. Learn about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.
93% of our graduating engineers have jobs within 6 months of graduation. Dig into our Engineering Co-op and Placement Program to see what opportunities await.
You will learn from the best. Our faculty are exceptional leaders in their field and 22 are tenure track. We are a department of engineers looking to – quite literally – build a better, sustainable, more stable world!