Fort Valley State University

Geotechnical engineers understand the earth

Geotechnical engineering is the study of the behavior of soils under the influence of loading forces and soil-water interactions. 

Men working in the soil

This knowledge is applied to the design of foundations, retaining walls, earth dams, clay liners, and geosynthetics for waste containment. The goals of geotechnical engineers could range from the design of foundations and temporary excavation support, through route selection for railways and highways, to the increasingly important areas of landfill disposal of wastes and groundwater contamination.  As such, the geotechnical engineer is involved in field and laboratory investigations to determine the engineering properties of site soils and other geomaterials and their subsequent use in the analytical study of the problem at hand.

Accounting students at FVSU can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting. Students take courses including financial, managerial, cost, and intermediate accounting, taxation, auditing, fraud examination, and accounting information systems. 

Meet the Faculty

The Engineering faculty at Fort Valley State University understand what it takes to succeed.