Civil Engineering

Program Mission

The basic mission of the B.S. in Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program is to provide the fundamental knowledge, when supplemented by professional experience that will equip students with the technical and interpersonal skills required to conceive, plan, design, implement, operate and maintain the systems needed to support the physical infrastructure of the public.

An ABET Accredited Program

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Educational Objectives

In order to achieve the program educational objectives, the graduates of the civil engineering program shall:

  • Objective 1 – be active in practice, research, education, or management in their engineering and professional careers, while upholding the highest ethical standards of the profession to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public;

  • Objective 2 - advance in civil engineering practice and/or graduate studies;

  • Objective 3 - be an effective communicator, capable of addressing the range of audiences encountered in industry, education, research, and general public;

  • Objective 4 – be engaged in life-long learning;

  • Objective 5 – attain or advance through the process of professional licensure; and

  • Objective 6 - be engaged as an active member and emerging leader in professional, community, government or other public organizations that benefit society by providing sustainable solutions that meet the highest ethical standards.

Student Outcomes

The desired outcomes of the B.S. Civil Engineering program are the ABET 1-7 criteria: 

  • Outcome 1 – an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  • Outcome 2 – an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  • Outcome 3 – an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  • Outcome 4 – an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts

  • Outcome 5 – an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  • Outcome 6 – an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  • Outcome 7 – an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies 

Annual Undergraduate CE Enrollment and Graduation Data

  Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Fall Enrollment 375 379 389 373 356 367 416 439 431 368 370


CE Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Degrees Awarded 76 69 93 102 92 71 103 115 153 119