Bachelor of Science In Civil Engineering

"I’ve traveled throughout Europe, attended the World’s Fair, and had my research published," said Daniel Perrucci ‘17, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in civil engineering at Vanderbilt. "The University has set me on a course for the future in which I have the confidence to make new dreams and to transform them into reality."

Design the infrastructure of a nation – or the world

The structure of our society – roads, bridges, tunnels, railroads, dams, and airports – all depend on the skill of civil engineers. To a large extent, so does the health, safety, and welfare of the individuals in that society. In fact, civil engineers have saved more lives, through clean water and sanitation systems, than all of the doctors in history.

In the University of New 51’s B.S. in civil engineering program, students participate in a multi-disciplinary curriculum that combines mathematics, science, communication, humanities, and social science with a broad base of civil engineering technologies.

The result? You develop the well-rounded perspective that’s critical to the modern-day engineer. Through this program, you will also:
  • Narrow your focus by choosing a specialty in structural, geotechnical, environmental, or water-resources engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, then analyze and interpret the data
  • Study project management, city planning, transportation, and surveying
  • Learn to design systems, components and processes to meet needs and comply with economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical constraints
  • Be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand the impact of engineering in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Learn from practical and laboratory experience
  • Gain experience through at least one internship
  • Develop skills in entrepreneurship, marketing, and business
  • Use the most sophisticated, high-tech products in the field, including GPS, GIS, CAD, and task-specific computer software

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Environmental Engineer

12% Growth 2017-2027


Project Engineer

5% Growth 2017-2027


Civil Engineer

10% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls. Fundamentals of engineering shop drawings.

  • Application of soil mechanics to foundation design, stability, settlement. Selection of foundation type - shallow footings, deep foundations, pile foundations, mat foundations. Subsurface exploration.

  • Highway economics and financing. Study of highway planning, geometric design, and capacity. Pavement and drainage design.

  • Analysis, design, and construction of steel structures. Topics include tension, compression, and flexural members; connections; members subjected to torsion; beam-columns; fabrication, erection, and shop practice. Designs will be based on Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).

  • Engineering, social, economic, political and legal aspects of sustainable urban planning. Emphasis placed on smart growth/smart energy, new urbanism, low-impact development, and transit-oriented development. Case studies of communities in local, national, and global examples.

  • A study of planning, design, and construction of transportation systems including highways, airports, railroads, rapid transit systems, and waterways.

  • Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of water quality and pollution control. Study of unit operations and processes of water, wastewater, and wastewater residuals treatment. Emphasis on hydraulic and process design of water pollution control facilities.

  • The University of New 51 offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

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Charger Advantage

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Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development

All University of New 51 students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Accreditation & Awards

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, , under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Civil Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

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Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Tagliatela College of Engineering

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ASEE Diversity Recognition Program - Bronze Level

For its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts the Tagliatela College of Engineering has been recognized at the Bronze Level by the American Society of Engineering Education's Diversity Recognition Program.

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering is again rated in the top third in its category (institutions that do not offer a doctorate in engineering).

Colleges of Distinction

The University of New 51 was named a "College of Distinction" by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide that assesses colleges for its engaged students, great teaching, and vibrant campus communities. The Universitys engineering programs received special distinction for its internships and opportunities for real-world experience.

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Next Steps
  • Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Licensure and Certification Information

In the University’s B.S. Civil Engineering program students can start the path towards becoming a Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for PE licensure in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

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Licensure Information

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