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.
What Is Civil Engineering?
Civil engineering is a proud profession that has been key to the development of the United States from its inception. This is especially true in Alaska, where nearly every part of the state’s infrastructure has been designed and built by civil engineers, including the Alaska pipeline, the Yukon River bridge and the state’s ports, harbors and airports. Many of those projects involved UAF civil engineering graduates.
If you are a creative problem solver who has an interest in using sophisticated technology to aid in community development and confront the challenges of pollution, climate change and infrastructure, civil engineering is the career path for you.
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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.
Civil Engineering students are actively involved in hands-on projects like the Steel Bridge Competition and Ice Arch, where students work as a team outside of the classroom.Liz Binning, Senior, Civil Engineering
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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.
Requirements for a Civil Engineering Degree
The civil engineering bachelor’s degree is comprised of coursework that emphasizes principles of analysis, planning and engineering design in northern regions. You’ll learn the logistics of engineering challenges and theory, plus gain team-building skills.
Bachelor's Degree Programs Related to Civil Engineering
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