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Civil engineers plan and design large-scale projects like bridges and power plants; study and solve societal and environmental challenges like providing safe drinking water; and design and maintain transportation systems. In our program you'll prepare for a career in industry, government or academia and can tailor your education toward specialties like structural, water resources and hydraulic, geotechnical, environmental and transportation.


Civil engineering student at The University of Akron

Undergraduate Programs

Choose from three paths to earn a degree in our ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program: 

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (four-year program)
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering with co-op (five-year program)
  • B.S./M.S. in Civil Engineering no co-op (five-year program)
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Graduate Programs

See how to apply, course list and degree requirements for our graduate studies in civil engineering.

See how to apply and requirements for Summer Graduate Fellowships.

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Certificates and Specializations

The College offers certificates and specializations in the following areas:

  • Structural
  • Water Resources and Hydraulic
  • Geotechnical
  • Environmental
  • Transportation


Civil Engineering student at The University of Akron

Being a civil engineering major provides me with so many opportunities! My co-op gave me real life experience with the company of my dreams. As a member of the Concrete Canoe Team, I have traveled across the country to places like Colorado and California. Then there are the friendships. I cannot remember the last time I was in the library and did not see someone I know. The more open you are to meeting people the more at home you will feel. I love UA!”

Micalah Yovanocich

Civil Engineering Major


Civil engineering student at The University of Akron

Co-op Program

Get paid, on-the-job experience as part of your engineering curriculum. UA places over 100 co-op positions in engineering each year – learn more!

Civil Engineering students working in the lab at The University of Akron


Faculty and students conduct research projects that take on societies most pressing challenges in our three research labs: the Timken Engineered Surface Lab (TESL), the Gas Turbine Testing and Research Laboratory, and the Center for Surface Engineering & Lubricating Research (CSELR).

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Student Design Teams

Get hands on experience and choose from a number of award winning teams to join.

See all student design teams.

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Akron Guarantee Scholarship

The University of Akron provides affordable excellence for students and their families. Learn about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.

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Job Placement

93% of our graduating engineers have jobs within 6 months of graduation. Dig into our Engineering Co-op and Placement Program to see what opportunities await.

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You will learn from the best. Our faculty are exceptional leaders in their field and 22 are tenure track. We are a department of engineers looking to – quite literally – build a better, sustainable, more stable world!


Engineering student at The University of Akron


Department of Civil Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center, Room 210
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-3905

Phone: 330-972-5555

Meet faculty & staff

Read a welcome from Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Civil Engineering Department Chair