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Civil Engineering

administrative contact

Leslie Van Zant
phone: 304-293-9953

program contact

Leslie Van Zant
phone: 304-293-9953

Program Details

Program Description

Historically, civil engineering encompassed all engineering endeavors not associated with military activities. Because of its origin and history, it still embraces a wide variety of technological areas.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering continues to meet the social, economical, and environmental challenges of our times by graduating professionals possessing cutting edge knowledge and by our researchers creating new technology to simplify and solve our infrastructure problems.

Career Profile

Civil engineers oversee the design and construction of facilities for society's use. Working with problems which directly affect the health and economic vitality of people and communities, civil engineers contribute their expertise to such problems as waste disposal, environmental pollution, transportation systems design, water resource development, and the design, construction, and rehabilitation of constructed facilities.

A Civil Engineering degree provides a wide variety of career options in industry, government, consulting, management, teaching, research, marketing, and sales.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The civil engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,