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Civil PE w/out a B.S. - Future Prospects?

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I apologize if this has been asked and I didn't locate. it.



In California you can attain an P.E. without a Bachelor Degree. i.e., 6 years of professional level experience and an EIT.



I have been doing civil engineering work under a PE for over 10 years and I recently received the EIT. I am working towards taking the Civil PE exam based on professional level experience and references.



My question is: In your professional opinions, even if I attain the PE in the future, would a potential employer see that I haven't received a BS and move along, even if i'm licensed?



Thank you


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I have a Geography degree, 20 years on the job, and just passed the PE.

Once you get past that 10 year point, IMO, the degree doesn't matter.

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I concur with Johnster-Monster. My ex-boss has his PE but no BS. It didn't matter, it didn't stop him from a successful career. One of the best engineers I know.


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Thank you for your responses



I can see that making sense.



I suppose what got me thinking was that on job listings i've seen, it might say 'must possess PE and BSCE'. I can see them wanting both, but that would limit me it was an absolute requirement


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