Modern civilization requires infrastructure. Civil engineers take infrastructure from dreams into reality. From clean drinking water and safe roadways, to large bridges and the power grid, civil engineers impact every aspect of society. The design of such large infrastructure, as well as the engineered management of natural resources and assessment of environmental impacts, all fall under the purview of civil engineers.
At the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, you’ll gain a solid foundation in all aspects of civil engineering, including environmental systems, geotechnical design, structural analysis, transportation, and water resources. You can pursue a specific area of interest with a variety of upper-level elective courses. We’ve recently added an environmental engineering concentration for those who want to understand more about how to safely manage and conserve our environment.
Our academic program is rigorous. Expect to work hard and be challenged. But there’s no need to stress, because we offer a supportive and collaborative environment. Your professors, fellow engineering students and ONU alumni will become your friends and family. They will help you succeed and open doors for you.
Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for whatever the future holds, whether it’s designing and supervising the construction of roadways for the Ohio Department of Transportation, solving water problems for a village in a developing nation, overseeing commercial projects for an engineering firm, or even starting your own company.