Mission and Program Educational Objectives

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Civil Engineering Department for the undergraduate program is to offer a high-quality accredited Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree that prepares our graduates for professional licensure leading to successful civil engineering careers in the industry and government, and for success in graduate education. Toward this end, the Civil Engineering Department will recruit and retain qualified and diverse faculty that are committed to student learning and development, and serve as role models to the undergraduate students.

Continued excellence in our undergraduate program is paramount to our mission by providing a strong technical foundation to our graduates for engineering design and problem solving; preparing quality graduates for licensure and professional careers in civil engineering; implementing modern and effective learning methods; maintaining close student-faculty learning interactions; and instilling life-long learning skills and goals for professional growth after graduation.

Program Educational Objectives:

In support of the mission, graduates of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program will: 

  1. Be successfully employed in civil engineering or related careers and will become independent thinkers, ethical leaders, effective communicators, and collaborative professionals. 
  1. Be prepared to pursue professional licensure, appropriate certifications, graduate degrees, and/or professional development activities by fostering life-long learning skills and strategies. 
  1. Be competitive with graduates from programs across the world through their experience interacting with recognized faculty and industry professionals, and excelling in intercollegiate activities. 
  1. Build on fundamental knowledge and apply technical skills across disciplines in civil engineering and related fields to make data-driven decisions using engineering judgement. 

The Civil Engineering BS Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.