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Areas of Study

Boise State offers several focus areas for students seeking graduate degrees in Civil Engineering. To read more about these areas of study and to get in contact with area faculty, click on the links below:

Environmental / Water Resources Engineering

Field of study in which chemistry, biology, and fluid mechanics principles are used together in assessing natural ecosystems and designing processes that maintain environmental quality.

Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering

Field of study which uses the principles of soil and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface environment in order to characterize its physical and mechanical properties, and analyze, design, and construct earthworks and substructures.

Sustainable Infrastructure and Materials Engineering

Field of study which seeks to provide a platform for future sustainable engineering of civil infrastructure systems, linking the material microstructural tailoring to the full-scale field performance of civil infrastructure.

Transportation Engineering

Field of study dealing with the analysis, design, construction, performance monitoring, and optimization of transportation infrastructure.

Advanced Civil Engineering Studies

This focus area is for students who would like an advanced knowledge across multiple disciplines and/ or a nonconventional degree within the civil engineering realm. Students have completed degrees focusing in social engineering, policy, resiliency, construction, and sustainability. This degree is also know as the “Design Your Own Civil Engineering” degree.