Students working on a component of a Formula One racecar for the York College engineering program

Civil Engineering

A promising, rewarding career where you can do anything from designing a skyscraper to creating the design for a sports stadium or suspension bridge.

Civil Engineering offers you the opportunity to get involved in either traditional civil engineering or one geared toward environmental engineering for those interested in sustainable design. This new program will be available Fall 2016, making York College one of the few in the region to offer this sought-after degree.
At York College, you'll get experience in the field to go with personalized instruction, and there will be no shortage of student design projects to get you excited and grow your expertise. You'll have three semesters of full-time cooperative work experience — just think of how confident you'll feel as a civil engineer graduate with that on your resume. Guiding you along the way is a group of dedicated, talented, and passionate faculty who focus solely on undergraduates, so you'll have their undivided attention.

Civil Engineering degree at York College of Pennsylvania
Take the traditional civil engineering track, or opt for an environmental focus
Civil Engineering Incoming and Pioneer Class of 2020
A big welcome to the 1st civil engineering class at York College, the Cornerstone Class of 2020!

Your future in Civil engineering

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for civil engineers will increase by 20 percent between now and 2022. You'll be trained for possible careers such as:
  • Structural engineering – focusing on the design of various structures including roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, canals, and dams.
  • Environmental engineering – concerned with prevention, control, and remediation of various contaminants and wastes and with the design of green buildings and sustainable systems.
  • Transportation engineering – focusing on the design, planning and construction of transportation systems.
  • Geotechnical engineering – working with the earth, rock and soil that supports all structures.
  • Water resource engineering – dealing with water storage, distribution, and treatment facilities including dams, canals, water distribution systems, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Welcome, Professor Scott Hamilton

Former Army Corps of Engineers officer hired as coordinator of new Civil Engineering program

York College is excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Scott Hamilton as the Coordinator of its new Civil Engineering Program. Dr. Hamilton brings to York College extensive experience from his many years of service as an Army Corps of Engineers officer. He's also taught at several institutions including the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and Northeastern University. We are very excited to have Dr. Hamilton lead our new Civil Engineering program!

Scott Hamilton, civil engineering professor at York College
Scott Hamilton, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Stanford University.
Kinsley Engineering Center at York College
Renovated in 2008 with design input from faculty, staff and students, Kinsley Engineering Center houses our entire program. You’ll have 24/7 access, computer access, study nooks, locker space, a canteen area — it’s a second home of sorts for our dedicated students.
A computer science lab in the Kinsley Engineering Center.
Use our visualization lab and the 3-D projection system for your senior design projects. Take advantage of the high-performance Linux cluster in the Software Engineering Lab and its 24 PCs.
One of the many engineering labs inside Kinsley Engineering Center at York College.
We offer seven specialized lab settings: Automation and Robotics; Electronic Instrumentation; Embedded Systems; Signal Processing and Communication; Power Systems and Energy Conversion; Thermodynamics, Fluids and Heat Transfer; and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Kinsley Engineering Center has a full machine technology lab with metal and woodworking equipment
We’ve dedicated 5,500-square feet for industry-standard machines and power tools of all sizes. You’ll get to start using them freshman year, learning shop safety and basic operation. You’ll have access to our weld shop and wood shop, too

Program Tracks for Civil Engineering

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Civil Engineering
Timothy Garrison, Ph.D., Department Chair
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 117
Phone: 717.815.1710

Dixie L. Loser
Administrative Assistant
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 117