Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

ABET Accreditation
The B.S. degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Civil engineering is a people-serving profession dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life and sustaining our natural resources and energy. Civil engineering means tackling challenging science and engineering assignments, embracing the professional responsibility to make things better and working with people all over the world.

As a civil engineer, you will design, build, and assess airports, buildings, bridges, dams, foundations, roads, tunnels, water and wastewater systems, and many other infrastructure. Civil engineering features such specialties as structural, water resources, environmental, architectural, transportation and geotechnical and materials engineering.  In our program, you'll develop leadership and hands-on skills through regional and national team competitions, research with faculty, and participation in national student organizations. 

Degree Emphasis Areas in Civil Engineering
As a professional discipline, civil engineering is closely related to the total human environment. Undergraduate students are required to take classes in each of the following subject areas, and can emphasize one or more areas during their course of study:

Program Locations
The department offers programs in Lincoln and in Omaha. The campuses are approximately 50 miles apart and feature faculty, classrooms, and research labs.

Career Opportunities
  • Consulting design firms (environmental, geotechnical and materials, structural, transportation and water resources engineering)
  • General and specialty construction companies
  • Industries that explore for natural resources that produce energy
  • Municipal, county, state and federal government agencies

Recent Employers
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Olsson Associates
  • Peter Kiewit & Sons
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
  • Lamp, Rynearson & Associates
  • Union Pacific Railroad

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