How Theoretical is the civil engineering program at UCI

<p>Im currently at a community college looking to either transfer to a CSUC (supposedly more practical) or UCI (supposedly more theoretical). How real are these stereotypes? Would civil engineering at UCI be less theoretical than say mechanical?</p>

<p>I am looking to going into the job market right out of my undergrad, but I would much rather go to Irvine than Chico State. How much of a difference does a UC theoretical approach have on job opportunities vs. a CSU practical approach?</p>