Civil engineers have a real and tangible impact on our world; their work affects just about all aspects of everyday society. LMU's civil engineering program teaches students to develop the technical and people skills needed to design projects, conduct research and work in a wide variety of professional fields. As a diverse discipline of engineering, there are many different areas that a civil engineer can choose to specialize in. LMU students have the opportunity to choose one of the following sub-fields to concentrate on during their studies: water resources, environmental, structural and construction, geotechnical, sustainability and transportation.

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Concentrations

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Water Resources

Civil engineers who specialize in water resources are fundamental to protecting the nation's water supply. They are responsible for engineering the processes related to water collection, storage and distribution, which ultimately impacts our overall national agriculture outcomes, as well as communities' access to water for residential and personal use.

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Environmental

Civil engineers with specializing in environmental examine the quality and safety of our environment, including our water supply and air quality. Your ability to drink clean water without worry is partially due to the work of environmental civil engineers.

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Structural and Construction

Structural and construction-focused civil engineers are responsible for building our infrastructure. They lead the construction of buildings, ranging from schools and offices to sports facilities and houses, as well as bridges, dams and other structures.

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Geotechnical

Structural and construction-focused civil engineers are responsible for building our infrastructure. They lead the construction of buildings, ranging from schools and offices to sports facilities and houses, as well as bridges, dams and other structures.

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Transportation

Every time you drive down a street or highway, you're benefiting from the work of a civil engineer who specialized in transportation. They design roads, as well as transportation systems, airports and railways.

Civil Engineering Courses

The following are the courses open to civil engineering majors. Course load includes electives, which give students the option to concentrate in one civil engineering specialty.

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B.S.E. in Civil Engineering Curriculum
LMU's civil engineering major is rooted in design and provides a well-rounded, hands-on understanding of this engineering discipline, with the flexibility to specialize in a particular area. The program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in labs and out in the community, and study of engineering design begins as early as the very first semester.

Explore Senior Design Projects

Explore senior design projects from recent civil engineering graduates.

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Kicking Around a New Idea

Serdion Mekbib, Maryela Mendoza and Jacob Victor DeLeon imagined what it might take to create a soccer stadium in Playa Vista.

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Build It and They Will Come

Wyatt Hiyane, Manuel Perez and Gabriela Torres designed a new building for LMU's Engineering Department.

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Going With the Flow

Nimai Alicer, Morgan Anderson and Carlos Yvellez drafted plans for a new water supply dam and pipeline.

Check Out the Engineering Design Showcase for More Student Capstones and Research Projects.

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Civil Engineering Undergraduate Accreditation
LMU’s undergraduate civil engineering program is accredited by the nonprofit agency ABET. Accreditation provides the assurance that our program meets the quality standards of the civil engineering profession – meaning LMU graduates are setup for success the moment they receive their degree.