Civil engineers have a direct impact on society through the design and construction of buildings, highways, railroads, bridges, airports, dams, tunnels, pipelines, and water resource systems that form the nation’s infrastructure. Civil engineers work to reduce ground, air, and water pollution; repair and replace deteriorating national infrastructure; improve congested transportation systems; and reduce the damage caused by natural disasters. Civil engineering is perhaps the broadest of the engineering professions and affects virtually every facet of civilization.
In the Civil Engineering program, you will study math; general education subjects; basic sciences; engineering methods, procedures, and management; transportation, structures and environmental engineering. You will also develop oral, graphic, and written communication skills and learn to work as part of a multidiscipline design team.
To enter the Civil Engineering program you should have completed, in high school, at least three and a half years of college preparatory mathematics, including trigonometry, and two years of basic science such as physics and chemistry. If you lack some of this background, you may select courses at WMU to prepare you to enter the program. Transfer credit from other college universities will be granted for courses that satisfy WMU’s requirement.