Prospective Students

The George Mason University Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) that prepares graduates to practice across the spectrum of civil engineering.  The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The B.S. in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering curriculum educates graduates to identify solutions that address the most pressing civil infrastructure needs of our built environment. These include: transportation, water resources, environment, structural, geotechnical, construction engineering, and land development. The curriculum focuses on educating students not only in the science and application of engineering tools, but in their integration for engineering practice. Students are trained to conceive, develop, design, construct, maintain and renew these systems in a complex urban environment, whether they are working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, or the megacities of Asia, whether they are addressing the small towns of America’s heartland or the villages of the developing world.

Our graduates excel in both the art and the science of engineering.   They possess the knowledge and the skills to define achievable goals and real constraints, then analyze options, develop solutions, and bring them to reality. As the world’s need for expanded, more complete and smarter infrastructure increases, civil engineers find themselves in a steadily growing profession working in:

  • Consulting engineering firms;
  • Construction firms;
  • Federal, state, county and city governments in the United States and abroad;
  • Land development firms;
  • Public utilities;
  • International nongovernmental organizations; and
  • Other engineering disciplines in Energy; Information Technology; Bio-engineering; Space Exploration; and Manufacturing.

An undergraduate degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from GMU is an excellent investment:  GMU engineering degrees rank in the top ten universities nationwide for return on investment.  The degree also provides a solid foundation on which to build studies in a range of professions including: architecture, law, public policy, economics, business and teaching.

Admission Requirements

Admission to George Mason University is competitive with the number of qualified candidates exceeding the new-student openings. For information and an application to the undergraduate program, click here.

Freshman Requirements

For information for students starting college as freshmen, click here.  Applicants are evaluated on:

  • Cumulative high school grade point average (GPA);
  • Level of difficulty of course work elected through the high school years;
  • SAT and/or ACT scores;
  • Letters of recommendation from high school teachers;
  • TOEFL scores for students completing high school in countries where English is not the native language;
  • A solid background in high school mathematics and physics; and
  • Student’s personal statement of their interests and what they would bring to the George Mason educational experience.