Our undergraduate civil engineering program will prepare you for a career as a professional civil engineer, with a curriculum that covers structures, water resources, transportation, geotechnology, and environmental engineering. With a background spanning so many different areas, you'll be ready to work on a variety of civil engineering projects after graduation.
Here, you'll be able to conduct more than 270 hours of planning and performing experiments, plus interpreting that data and presenting it through lab reports. Our department consults with area firms and companies to research foundational, storm water, water and wastewater treatment, and pilot studies, and they regularly employ students to assist with these projects. Because of our proximity to the Louisiana coastline, we are also well versed in the region's common engineering challenges, which means you will easily find employment in the area — but our curriculum is broad enough that you can work anywhere across the country.
Our program will give you the flexibility you need when working throughout your career as a civil engineer and even pursuing graduate degrees and licensure. We encourage all of our students to become professionally licensed, and that starts with the Fundamentals in Engineering Exam, which you will take after graduation. The UL Lafayette Department of Civil Engineering's FE passage rate is between 80 and 100 percent each semester — so you know we educate our students to the professional level.
This program prepares its students for licensure or certification within the state of Louisiana. Please visit the list of licensure programs for important information if you plan to move out of state.