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Civil Engineering Degree

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Offered on campus

Small Classes, Hands-On Experience

Civil engineers plan, design, inspect and rehabilitate the infrastructure upon which our survival depends, as well as protect the public from natural hazards. You can work in the field collecting environmental data, laying out and managing construction, studying traffic flow and inspecting deteriorated facilities.

If you prefer the laboratory, you can evaluate material properties and clean drinking water, and treat human and industrial waste — or you can work in the office with advanced computer software to plan and design malls, industrial parks, buildings, bridges, flood control and transportation facilities.

We are seeking ABET accreditation for this program in 2025. If received, accreditation will be conferred retroactively for up to two years, allowing the first graduating class to hold degrees from an accredited program.

With our cutting-edge software, laboratory equipment and course content, you'll be well prepared for a career in civil engineering. 

About Engineering at Point Park

Educational Objectives

By completing our civil engineering program, students will:

  • Achieve personal and professional growth by pursuing licensure, professional development activities, advanced studies and new career opportunities.
  • Develop career paths by applying strong civil engineering, problem solving, business, leadership and communication skills to meet the expectations of their employers and society.
  • Engage with the public by serving diverse communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the civil engineering major. Some of the courses in our Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program include:

  • Introduction to Surveying
  • Engineering Geology
  • Structural Analysis
  • Steel Structural Design
  • Concrete Structural Design
  • Construction Management
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Design
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics

Program Requirements

You will gain a solid theoretical foundation of mathematics and science as the basis for their study of required technical courses in structure, geotech, hydraulics, surveying, environmental protection, transportation and materials.

Many of our science and technology courses supplement lectures with laboratory experiences using equipment typical of that found in industry, ensuring that graduates of the program are familiar with current technical practices and are able to apply theory to real-world situations.

Internships, which may carry University credit, are available with local companies for students who wish to obtain work experience during their studies.

Meet Our Faculty

Flexible Class Schedules, Convenient Downtown Pittsburgh Location

All courses in our civil engineering program are available on an evening or weekend schedule, allowing working students to complete the four-year degree requirements without putting their careers on hold.

Numerous day courses, including the core curriculum, are available to serve the needs of traditional students as well.

Point Park's central location in Downtown Pittsburgh makes the program ideal for both residential and commuter students.

With our long-standing commitment to career preparation in the context of a liberal arts education, all students have the opportunity to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Transfer Credit

Subject to the review of the faculty, incoming transfer students may receive credit toward their degree for comparable course work taken at other institutions prior to matriculation at Point Park. Agreements with other local institutions also allow current Point Park students to register for courses that are offered elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area, giving them the opportunity to pursue subjects not taught on campus during a particular term.

Career Options

With a civil engineering degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Senior Estimator
  • Construction Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Highway Designer
  • Waste Manager
  • Bridge Inspector
  • Construction Inspector