Should I major in civil engineering?

  • You're excited about designing and building next generation infrastructure
  • You welcome the challenge of managing complicated, large-scale projects
  • You're creative and analytical and you enjoy working on teams
  • You're excited about the range of opportunities you’ll encounter across the public and private sectors

Lehigh's civil engineering program prepares students to design and construct the systems and structures upon which society depends every day, from buildings and the plants that power them, to the roads, bridges, tunnels, and waterways that connect it all. Every civil engineer works on projects that involve great complexity, longevity, and cost. Students get rigorous training in the physical sciences, mathematics, and scientific methods, coupled with complementary studies in the humanities and social sciences.