- Engineering (emphasis on Civil Engineering) (BS)
Engineering (emphasis on Civil Engineering) (BS)
Civil engineering is the application of mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals for the benefit of society and the supporting infrastructure systems. Traditional civil engineering areas include:
• environmental engineering
(pollution control including the design of water and waste water facilities);
• water resources
(study of the flow of water over land, under ground and storage);
• transportation engineering
(design of highways and studies of traffic flow);
• structural engineering
(design of building, bridges and other related structures);
• geotechnical engineering
(study of soil behaviors, land slides and other topics).
The Civil Engineering Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) with specializations in the environmental, water resources, structural, and geotechnical areas. Other traditional areas such as materials and transportation are cover in the curriculum as well as a strong general education component. The faculty is involved in research, solving engineering problems in the community, and consulting work. These experiences are brought into the classroom so that the students can receive a well-rounded educational experience. This includes learning the engineering theory as well as the practical application of the theory to real-world problems.
The Civil Engineering Program was established in August 2008, and thus, the BSCE degree program is not yet accredited by ABET. In the interim period, students may obtain both the ABET-accredited BSE degree and the BSCE degree with little or no additional course requirements.