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Civil Engineering, B.S.E.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Make a direct impact on people and their communities by planning, designing and constructing projects that define the world around us and shape our future.

If you choose to study civil engineering, you will be joining a department characterized by a culture of collaboration, openness and mutual support between our student body, faculty and staff. Our faculty and staff members are determined to advance your learning and enhance your personal and professional development.

Program Highlights

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    Experiential Learning

    Learn outside the classroom through undergraduate research, student organizations or study abroad options.

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    Flexible Curriculum

    Enhance your education by taking minors across the university, such as those in business, math or environmental engineering.

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    Accelerated Graduate

    Get a head start on your master's degree as an undergraduate through our accelerated master's program.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Open up your career through internships at engineering companies across Columbia, which may lead to job offers.

What You’ll Study

Some of the most popular courses in this program include Introduction to Civil Engineering and Senior Design, where students will be paired with an industrial mentor who advises their projects. Our department also features large-scale laboratories where students can complete experiential learning projects.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Decision-making Expertise

    Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

  • Teamwork

    Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

Workplace Settings

  • Consulting
  • Government
  • Transportation
  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Nonprofits

The professors provide a wonderful support system for all students with one-on-one advising, outside opportunities such as job recommendations, and available scholarships and research positions.

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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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