Civil Engineering

Bachelor's Degree Program

Earn your civil engineering degree from a long-standing program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. UAF’s international reputation as a research institution and emphasis on hands-on learning ensures you’ll gain practical experience both in and beyond the classroom through research, internships and a required field practicum.

Work directly with renowned faculty and local companies as you design and build real projects. Gain expertise in design and construction in arctic conditions. Tackle the unique challenges to Alaska and the Arctic as a whole, including climate change.

You’ll graduate as a high-demand candidate whose résumé will catch the eyes of engineering employers: UAF has a 100% job placement for civil engineering graduates.

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Why Study Civil Engineering at UAF?

Civil engineering majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks get the benefits of a small school experience with the opportunities of an internationally recognized research institution, often at a lower tuition cost relative to other schools. With our strong link to employers and unique focus on the challenges to the Arctic, our civil engineering program produces graduates who are in high demand in Alaska and nationwide. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in civil engineering at UAF.

Get hands-on experience in your field

The civil engineering degree is a hands-on program that empowers you to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and practice it in the field through research, internships, student competitions and field practicums. You can take part in world-class research on climate change, gain knowledge and experience through a summer internship with Alaska engineering companies and access our new state-of-the-art Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility (ELIF).

Participate in student organizations and nationwide competitions

We offer more than 20 student engineering organizations. Our student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is combined with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), giving students a unique blend of design and construction opportunities. You could even compete nationally as part of our award-wining Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams.

 

Learn from experienced faculty and gain knowledge of arctic conditions

You’ll collaborate and receive mentorship from professors who offer expertise in all civil engineering specialties:

  • Structures
  • Geotechnical
  • Water resources
  • Environmental
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Arctic engineering
Our expertise in design and construction in arctic conditions is the strongest in the nation.

 

Graduate as a sought-after candidate in a high-demand field

With a civil engineering degree from UAF, you’ll be in high demand by Alaska employers, including government entities, designers and contractors. Alaska employers prefer UAF students because of their engineering preparation and experience with the Alaska environment. Prepare to graduate with a career waiting for you: UAF has a 100% job placement for civil engineering graduates.

 

What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector. Our civil engineering graduates work for government entities, designers and contractors in Alaska and nationwide.

Career outlook for civil engineering majors

100% of UAF civil engineering majors find jobs within the field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 11% from 2016 to 2026.

What is the salary of a civil engineer?

Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineers in Alaska earn an average salary of $125,470. This is considerably higher than the median salary nationally, which is $86,640.

 

 

Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

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