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The Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.


ABET accreditation is a significant achievement.  We have worked hard to ensure that our program meets the quality standards set by the profession. Because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of our program – both now and in the future.

Our accreditation is important to the constituents we serve. It means that:


  • Our students are ready to practice as soon as they graduate.
  • Our local employers can count on our program graduates to meet their needs.
  • The parents of our students can be proud of the education theirs sons and daughters receive and confident that their time and money were well spent.
  • Our state licensure, certification, and registration boards know our graduates are prepared to enter the profession.
  • The postgraduate institutions to which our students apply recognize our program for producing graduates with the skills and attributes required by the profession.
  • Our institution supports our program and provides the resources needed to sustain it.


    When you choose an accredited program, you are choosing wisely. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many of these groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification. Be proud to choose an ABET-accredited program. Whether you study applied science, computing, engineering, or technology, ABET accreditation is an important indicator of your program’s commitment to quality and may be a key to your professional future.

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Program Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program educates and prepares engineers who a few years after graduation will be:


  • Contributing to society through the practice of civil engineering in a variety of contexts, including the protection of public health, safety, and welfare and the development of sustainable engineering solutions;
  • Effectively applying and adapting the technical knowledge, engineering principles, communication skills and personal attributes necessary to be successful in the civil engineering profession;
  • Advancing within their profession, including attaining professional licensure and positions of leadership;
  • Exhibiting life-long learning, including the pursuit of advanced degrees; and
  • Engaging with and advocating for the civil engineering profession.

Modified and approved by CIVE Advisory Board on October 4, 2018 and by the departmental faculty on December 6, 2018


Student Outcomes for the BSCE Degree

Graduates of the program will have:


(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

(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

(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(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

(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

(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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