Future Students of Civil Engineering 

Civil Engineers are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Demand for Civil Engineers has always been steady because the demand for infrastructure never ceases. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report projects that employment for civil engineers is expected to grow by 7 percent per year between 2021 and 2031, which is faster than most other fields of engineering. This is due to normal population growth and the ongoing need to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis is the largest civil engineering department in West Tennessee with 14 faculty, more than 150 undergraduates, and nearly 70 graduate students. We also attract more than $5 million in externally funded research each year.

The Department of Civil Engineering offers the following academic programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) Program
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Freight Transportation
  • PhD in Engineering

The University of Memphis is located in a beautiful, mostly residential, part of Memphis with an assortment of cultures and entertainment activities. Should you choose to make the University of Memphis your home, there are so many ways to get involved in our department—even as a freshman. You can join one of our many student organizations (ASCE, EERI, ITE, NSBE, SWE), engage in research and publish your results, or become part of the STEM Ambassador program, which works to encourage K-12 students to pursue STEM majors and careers. Because we are located in a large metropolitan area, engineering internships and summer jobs are plentiful, which can help you financially and provide you with invaluable practical experience.

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