Build upon your passion for creating the safe, sustainable infrastructure of the future as a Civil Engineering major at UMass Amherst. You'll study areas such as structural analysis, thermodynamics, and soil mechanics to solve real-world problems including clean water shortages, earthquake damage prevention, and green city design. Your choice of elective courses on subjects including highway location, hydrology, and the design of steel and concrete structures will build on your goals and interests.

Because civil engineering is a collaborative profession, you'll undertake hands-on projects solving real-world problems with community partners. Faculty advisors will provide personal guidance and mentoring on everything from course selection to career planning. Biannual career fairs with allow you to network with local and national companies for internships, co-ops, and full-time jobs

Our graduates embark on careers in design, construction, and management in areas including transportation systems, drinking- and waste-water treatment systems, buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, and wind energy systems.