What is Civil Engineering?


Civil engineers design and maintain the infrastructure that supports our civilization. The world around us is constantly developing and changing. Cities are expanding, new transportation systems are emerging and natural refuges are being restored. Civil engineers guide this development and supervise complex interactions between nature and technology. In addition to promoting development, civil engineers also study our impact on the environment and develop methods for protecting our natural resources, such as constructing bike and walking paths for cities, finding new methods to produce and use renewable energy, and helping to manage the effects of pollution.



Civil Engineering Adjunct Faculty Member Named One of NWA Business Journal's '40 under 40'

Welcher serves as vice president and chief operations officer of Tatum-Smith Engineers Inc., as well as an instructor of civil engineering at the university.

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Jonesboro Engineer Studies Online to Earn His U of A Master's Degree While His Daughter Studies on Campus

Andrew Hill, an engineer from Jonesboro, earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering, while his daughter, Courtney, earned her bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

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A Welcome and Congratulations to Civil Engineering Faculty Members

Civil Engineering welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Sarah Hernandez, and congratulates Dr. Richard Coffman on a promotion to Associate Professor.



Assistant Professor

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applicants for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level