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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

The degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700. Within the civil engineering curriculum, students may specialize in one of a number of areas.

Graduates are prepared for professional careers in civil or environmental engineering or related fields. The BSCE degree is recognized as pre-Law, pre-Medicine, and pre-MBA at many professional schools and universities.

Statistics for B.S. in Civil Engineering

Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Enrollment: 325

Academic Year 2012-13 - Undergraduate Degrees Awarded: 60


About Civil Engineering Profession

Civil engineers conceive, plan, design construct, and maintain the facilities that are essential to our civilization. These include highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams, water distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial and commercial buildings, coastal and off-shore structures, space satellites and launching facilities. A career in civil engineering is suited to you if you are interested in math and science, enjoy turning ideas into reality, have a social awareness and willingness to help people live better, and want personal fulfillment and financial growth.

An undergraduate degree in civil engineering serves as a gateway to excellent career opportunities. It provides preparation for employment in engineering consulting, industry and in federal, state, and municipal governments for research, design, and field work. Representative job titles include:

  • Public works director
  • Project manager
  • Coastal engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Hydraulic engineer
  • Transportation engineer

In addition to the traditional engineering career paths, civil engineering graduates may also follow non-traditional paths such as business, law, or medicine.

Completion of an undergraduate degree in civil engineering provides excellent preparation for graduate-level study in civil engineering and related fields. Graduate studies provide greater technical competency and provide a research component not typically available at the undergraduate level. Graduate degrees, particularly the Ph.D., are typically required for academic positions in universities and for research positions in major industries and government agencies.