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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. 

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.

Program Requirements

You will gain a solid theoretical foundation of mathematics and science as the basis for their study of required technical courses in structures, 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.

Transfer Credit

Subject to the review of the faculty, incoming students may receive credit for previous course work at comparable institutions or for technical experience gained on the job. Agreements with other local institutions allow our students to register for courses that are offered elsewhere, giving them the opportunity to pursue subjects not taught on campus during a particular term.

Class Schedules

A full schedule of evening and weekend classes gives you the ability to earn a four-year degree while working full time during the day. We have a long history of educating part-time working students and offering additional resources and assistance.


Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

Learn from faculty who have years of experience working and teaching in the civil engineering field.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Yan Liu. File photo.
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Coordinator, Civil Engineering Program