Civil Engineering

You should major in civil engineering if: 

  • You want to build infrastructure and facilities to improve the function of society.
  • You have an eye for quality materials and designs.
  • You're a problem solver and want to make the world a better place.

Major in civil engineering to learn how to design and construct resilient and sustainable buildings, bridges, roads, transportation systems, environmental and flood preventive facilities. 

In the civil engineering program, you'll address engineering designs for sustaining the ecosystem, stabilizing our coastline, and producing an infrastructure that serves communities and their inhabitants. 

Civil Engineering at UL Lafayette

What's Civil Engineering Like?

  • Problem solving
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Research & learning techniques
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Math & science
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Communication techniques
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Lab work
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Design of systems
    Rated 3 out of 3

State-of-the-art research facilities

The Department of Civil Engineering is home to newly renovated labs for materials testing, transportation systems, and hydraulics and geoengineering.

Life as a Civil Engineering Major