Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is a broad discipline dedicated to the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities necessary to meet mankind’s basic needs and desires.  The program enables future engineers to tackle a wide variety of problems and to be at the forefront in serving society.  This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The BSCE requires 124 credits of coursework including study of the physical sciences, math and engineering in the first two years followed by upper level classes in broad and specialized civil engineering topics.  A senior design course requires students from all the degree programs to work on real engineering projects.  Technical courses are complemented by writing, humanities, social science, and foreign language classes.

BS Civil Degree Requirements beginning Fall 2015

Breadth and Depth Required Electives

CNN Money ranks the Best Jobs in America, those top careers with big growth, great pay, and satisfying work.  Check the list for Civil Engineer, Transportation Engineer, and Environmental Engineer!

Civil Engineer
Median pay:  $81,200
Top pay:  $116,000
10-year job growth:  8%

Transportation Engineer
Median pay:  $80,400
Top pay:  $103,000
10-year job growth:  8%

Environmental Engineer
Median pay:  $81,500
Top pay:  $116,000
10-year job growth:  12%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an increase of 11% in new civil engineering jobs by 2026. The BLS also noted the median annual wage for a civil engineer was $83,540 in May 2016.  The job sector of civil engineering as a whole includes construction engineers.