Undergraduate Programs in Civil Engineering

What do civil engineers do?

Our standard of living depends on our civil infrastructure, a sophisticated system of buildings, bridges, dams, airports, transportation networks, water and power distribution systems, and environmental protection systems. Civil engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining and enhancing our civil infrastructure. They help to sustain the living standards and quality of life of the population. Civil engineers are also master builders. They create structures that stand as timeless symbols of our civilization.

BS Programs in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
  • Prepares students for successful careers in civil and environmental engineering, and
  • offers many program options, and areas of career specialization.

 There are four different tracks in the BS program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (BSCE), listed below.

Minor in Construction Planning and Management

This minor program is rigorous enough to serve as an introductory credential for students subsequently electing to pursue advanced studies in development, urban planning, construction management, architecture or allied fields.

BSCE Programs

General Track

Broad coverage of the civil engineering field including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources engineering.

Building Science

Covers civil engineering and architecture in collaboration with the School of Architecture. Prepares students for building design, construction and architectural engineering.

Structural Engineering

Prepares students to design and build different types of structures, from high-rise office buildings to bridges and sports stadiums.

Environmental Engineering

Emphasis on both environmental and civil engineering topics. Engineering approaches required to provide safe drinking water, maintain air quality, and protect the environment.


Covers the most current theories and practice of construction engineering and management. Prepares students for design and build of structures, and effective management of construction activities. 


Covers civil engineering field focused on approaches required to provide safe drinking water, treat and properly dispose of wastes, control water pollution, and remediate sites contaminated due to spills or improper disposal. 

The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All of the areas of emphasis within Civil Engineering are part of the Civil Engineering accreditation.

Published on February 13th, 2017

Last updated on October 21st, 2021