Civil Engineering

Graduates Professor and student engineering campus visit lab

Civil engineers engage in a wide range of activities such as research, design, development, management, and the control of engineering systems and their components. With today’s fast-paced technological changes, civil engineering provides unique and unlimited career opportunities in areas such as bridges, harbors, airports, highways, railroads and more. Civil Engineering is a people serving profession and as
such is vital to the world’s economic,
political, and social well-being.

Civil engineers work in many different industries:

  • Construction, utility companies, oil companies
  • Telecommunications businesses
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Railroads, airports, road construction
  • Engineering, architectural consulting companies
  • City, state and federal government
  • Department of Transportation
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Department of Energy

Take the first step!

The first step toward your future in civil engineering begins right now with a connection to Ryan Litchfield, our coordinator of high school recruiting, who can help you learn more about the great programs in the College of Engineering, arrange a campus visit, talk to a current student, explore scholarship possibilities and more. Email or call 409-880-7097.

Department Spotlight

the four students who designed the john gray center pond makeover

Students Design John Gray Center Pond Makeover

Lamar University’s pond at the John Gray Center will undergo aesthetic improvements as the result of a Senior Design Project.  Read more.

the spring azaleas blooming at lamar university

Engineering Seniors Design for Sustainability

Senior civil engineering students have created plans to enhance the beauty and energy efficiency of LU’s campus... Read more.