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What is civil engineering?

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines with a focus on the built environment that encompasses much of what defines modern civilization: buildings, bridges, roads, etc.

Why civil engineering at OSU?

The mission of Civil Engineering at OSU is to educate civil and environmental engineers with knowledge and skills for life-long careers, to conduct research and scholarly activities, and to share knowledge through outreach activities. Our graduates practice in local, state, and government agencies, as well as small, medium and large consulting firms both domestic and internationally.

Career paths

Profession in the public or private sector with the following possible job titles:

1/3of graduating class are women

well above the national average in civil engineering


  • Exciting, world class research opportunities in the Bert Cooper Engineering Laboratory

  • Winner of the American Society of Civil Engineers Walter Fl. LeFevre Award for 2018 to recognize actions in promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism

civil engineering in action at OSU


An engineering site ready to be used.

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology offers a variety of competitive scholarships. To learn more, view all CEAT scholarship opportunities.

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