Undergraduate Programs



The University of Toledo’s accredited Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree program has been ranked in the top 20 in the country. What our students do best is apply knowledge learned in the classroom to problems in the real world.

UToledo’s College of Engineering is one of only eight engineering colleges in the country to require co-ops for all engineering students. Our graduates are in high demand worldwide thanks to this practical design experience.

Civil engineers make people’s lives healthier, safer and more sustainable. They design, construct and maintain infrastructure, such as shelter, transportation and clean air and water facilities. Graduates with civil engineering degrees are in high demand as the country’s existing facilities age. 

Classes in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering emphasize sustainability and green design principles. Our program focuses on four fields: environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation.

Learn more about the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study Civil Engineering at UToledo

  1. UToledo civil engineering grads get jobs.
    UToledo engineering students have a more than 85% job placement rate after graduation.
  2. Learn by doing.
    Students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering study computer-aided design, learn surveying techniques and work in teams to solve complex engineering problems. Seniors complete a large, multidisciplinary civil engineering design project. This is the type of work done in a civil engineering consultant’s office.
  3. Support from your peers.
    UToledo’s Freshman Interest Group program helps students transition from high school to college. You'll share classes with  a small group of engineering students and be mentored by an upperclassman.
  4. Top-notch facilities.
    The UToledo Nitschke Engineering Complex is located on UToledo’s Main Campus and has academic, research and business incubation facilities. You get hands-on experience in eight undergraduate civil engineering instructional labs. Civil engineering majors also work with advanced mechanic and thermal science measurement equipment, state-of-the-art computer-aided design software and robotic control systems.
  5. Get involved.
    Hone your communication and leadership abilities in student engineering organizations, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.
  6. Add a minor in World Cultures.
    This minor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Letters can enhance any program of study. We live in an increasingly diverse country and can benefit personally and professionally from knowing more about other cultures. The program explores intercultural communication, traditions, how people conduct business and more.
  7. Accreditation.
    The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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'23, Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering

"UToledo really helped me mature into the young professional that I am today, who is more capable of implementing the grand dreams that I created all of those years ago."

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What jobs can I get with a Civil engineering degree?

  • Coastal engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Water resources engineer

Companies that hire UToledo Civil Engineering graduates

  • 3-D Engerprises
  • Administrative Controls Management
  • American Structurepoint
  • Construction Civil Engineering
  • D.S. Brown
  • Glass City Engineering and Surveying
  • Kiewit
  • Kokosing
  • Lathrop
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Mosser Construction
  • SSOE
  • Stahl Scheffer Eng. LLC
  • Turner Lathrop

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Build your skills, connections and resume by spending three semesters working in paid Civil Engineering co-op positions. The College of Engineering offers co-op opportunities across the United States and in 34 countries. 

Civil Engineering graduates often receive job offers from their co-op employers. Every student in the fall class of 2015 received an offer. The College of Engineering’s Career Development Center helps students find placements.


Students work alongside faculty on cutting-edge research. Civil engineering majors have developed plans to get rid of potholes in Ohio roads and developed infrastructure locally and abroad.

UToledo’s civil engineering faculty has received funding from many federal agencies and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission.

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23