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Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

B.S. in civil engineering

The civil engineering program prepares graduates to design, construct and preserve civil infrastructure systems, which can include roads and bridges, buildings, water distribution systems, sanitation systems, energy systems, seaports and airports — all for a cleaner environment.

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Hands-on learning is a hallmark of instruction for students in all engineering programs.

The K-State difference

Civil engineering students have many opportunities to engage in research with faculty members in areas such as

  • structural components and systems,
  • soil,
  • transportation and
  • water resources.
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Did you know?

K-State’s civil engineering steel bridge team came in first at a recent regional competition and became eligible for its 11th consecutive appearance at the national competition.

What classes will I take in civil engineering?

Students choose a concentration within civil engineering from five tracks:

  • General: includes broad exposure to the all tracks, including geotechnical engineering and water resources
  • Construction engineering
  • Environmental engineering: includes natural resources and environmental sciences
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation/materials engineering

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How can I continue my education?

Transportation Engineering Graduate Certificate
Geoenvironmental Graduate Certificate
Civil Engineering (M.S.)

What can I do with a degree in civil engineering?

The civil engineering program prepares graduates to design, construct and preserve civil
infrastructure systems.

View more options in civil engineering

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Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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