Civil Engineering student Alexis Smith dyes water to calibrate the high-volume air sampler used to collect atmospheric microplastics

Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering

Embry-Riddle’s high-technology atmosphere gives students the engineering foundation they need to help reshape the future in a range of global industries.

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree at Embry-Riddle means students benefit from ERAU’s high-technology atmosphere, offering unique hands-on opportunities whether they pursue a civil engineering career in transportation, aerospace, or elsewhere. This program provides the foundation necessary to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and become a professional engineer.

The demand for civil engineers educated in the fields of airports, transportation, aviation and aerospace planning, and analysis and design is strong and is expected to grow rapidly in the future. Space utilization and exploration initiatives are certain to produce further demand for civil engineers with aerospace interests.

Civil Engineering graduates are sought-after candidates for jobs in many fields, including airport design and construction, roadway infrastructure, alternative energy development, municipal systems, and more.

A Civil Engineer can work in just about any populated part of the planet. Graduates are not limited to following an industry; every municipality employs Civil Engineers, for example.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapters, complete a senior design project, and explore opportunities in research.

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.


About Civil Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Housed in the Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering, the B.S. in Civil Engineering program gives students the tools they need to make an impact in tomorrow’s world, engineering transportation networks, and other infrastructure.

The program takes advantage of ERAU’s advanced technological capabilities to give students the following unique opportunities:

  • Students begin this program by completing the College of Engineering’s Freshman Engineering Program. The program includes a general education core of Speech and College Success, introductions to engineering and computing, plus courses in calculus, analytical geometry, and physics for engineers.
  • There is an option for students to develop personal study programs in topics ranging from hurricane and wind engineering to energy conservation, green engineering, and even designing extraterrestrial habitations.
  • Graduates of the Civil Engineering program will leave ERAU with an understanding of the classical areas of civil engineering with emphasis on transportation, geotechnical, environmental, and structural design in aviation and aerospace fields developed through a carefully planned series of courses and laboratories.

Embry-Riddle offers combined and accelerated degree programs that allow well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work in a master's program while finishing their bachelor's degree. Learn more about our Combined and Accelerated Degree Programs.

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