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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. 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.

Get to know Scott Hamilton, associate professor of Civil Engineering. Download a transcript of this video.
Civil Engineering Class of 2021
Welcome to the civil engineering class of 2021!

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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Civil Engineering
Scott Hamilton, Ph.D., Coordinator
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 100
Phone: 717.815.2253

Jennifer Godfrey
Administrative Assistant
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 117

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