With a civil engineering degree from Wilkes, you can help design, build and maintain infrastructure that society depends upon daily. Develop foundations and structures, public water and sewage systems, stormwater management, and air, solid, water and hazardous waste treatment processes.
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Why Study Civil Engineering at Wilkes?
You’ll work in small classes and laboratories with dedicated faculty who are experienced civil, environmental, and mechanical engineers with professional engineering licensure, and/or who earned the highest degree in the field.
Choose a concentration:
- environmental engineering
- geotechnical engineering
- structural engineering
- water resources and hydraulic engineering
Benefit from our hands-on approach to learning engineered systems and design. Use software commonly used in industry even as you gain a strong background in all sciences and take part in extensive laboratory and field experiences.
Wilkes is one of only a few universities in the country that houses both civil and environmental engineers with geoscientists in the same department. This produces high-quality engineers and scientists ready to collaborate.
Many capstone projects involve engineers and experts from outside Wilkes on projects that have a direct impact in northeast Pennsylvania. Our Industrial Advisory Council, comprising alumni engineers and other professionals from the region, ensures that the Wilkes curriculum answers relevant and real-world industry needs.
What Will You Learn as a Civil Engineering Major?
- Gain a broad foundation in mathematics, chemistry, physics, general engineering and geosciences.
- You’ll learn to solve engineering problems and manage projects.
- Cultivate collaboration skills in group projects and activities with both engineering and science students and with faculty who have diverse technical background and expertise.
- Learn to use the latest software and technologies for system analysis and engineering design.
- Develop leadership, speaking, writing, organizational and problem-solving skills.