Undergraduate Major Details
What Can I Do With This Major?
About this major
The Civil Engineering major is in the College of Engineering.
A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:
The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.
|Central Contra Costa Sanitary District|
|CP Construction West|
|Kiewit Ingrastructure West Co.|
|San Francisco Department of Public Works|
|Sutter Medical Center Sacramento|
|UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies|
|UC Davis Cross Cultural Center|
|UC Davis Picnic Day|
|UC Davis Student Housing|
|UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center|
|US Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation|
|Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District|
|Yolo-Solano County Air Quality Management District|
Graduating Class Demographics
The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.
|Year||Graduating Class||Completed First Destination Survey||Response Rate|
Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.
|Year||Employed*||Seeking Employment||Attending Graduate School||Other+|
|* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.
Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.
|Abercrombie and Fitch||Entry Level Engineer|
|Alta Vista Solutions||Staff Engineer|
|Avs||Entry Level Engineer|
|California Air Resources Board||Air Resources Technician II|
|California Environmental Protection Agency||Air Resources Technician II|
|Carlson, Barbee and Gibson Inc||Associate Engineer|
|Carlson, Barbee and Gibson Inc||Project Engineer|
|ChevronTexaco||Compliance Assurance Specialist|
|City of San Carlos||Civil Engineer|
|City of San Jose||Engineer|
|City of Sausalito||Assistant Engineer|
|Collins Engineering||Engineer I|
|Conco Construction||Reinforcing Concrete Detailer|
|Crunchyroll Inc.||ECommerce Purchasing Manager/Convention Lead|
|Homelegance, Inc.||Information Technology Technician|
|KEH & Associates||Associate Engineer|
|Los Angeles County Department of Public Works||Civil Engineering Assistant|
|McGrath Electric Inc.||Project Engineer|
|Pacific Gas and Electric Company||Project Specialist|
|Schlumberger||Field Engineer Trainee|
|SMUD||Associate Civil Engineer|
|SZS Consulting Group||Field Engineer|
|Tom's Metals||Project Engineer|
|Trinity Consultants, Inc.||Consultant|
|Union Pacific Railroad||Engineer|
|University of California, Davis||Data Analyst|
|VSCE Inc||Field Engineer|
|Water Works Engineers||Staff Engineer|
|WSP Global||Entry Level Engineer|
Salary Summary Statistics
The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.
|Year||Mean||Median||Minimum||Maximum||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|