Undergraduate Program

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s full-time teaching and research faculty have expertise in structural, geotechnical, geoenvironmental, environmental/water resources, transportation engineering and more. As an undergraduate, you can pursue a bachelor’s of science in civil engineering (BSCE) or a bachelor’s of science in environmental engineering (BSEE), each requiring successful completion of 120 credit hours. Our new environmental engineering program (2023) is one of only five of its kind in the Carolinas. If you major in civil engineering, you can add a concentration in either energy infrastructure or land development engineering.

During your first year, you will begin with foundational math and science courses, as well as general education courses. As a sophomore and junior, you will dive deeply into civil engineering, with coursework in technical drawing, solid mechanics and hydraulics. Finally, you will participate in the senior capstone course, a design project where teams design solutions to challenging real-world problems. You will finish your degree prepared to sit for the national Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, which is the first step toward a Professional Engineer license. You will complete a professional development course in their final semester focused on FE exam success. Our students consistently perform above the national average in passing the FE exam.

Exceptionally qualified BSCE students may apply to our early entry graduate program. As a student in this program, you will begin work toward a master’s in civil engineering while finishing your bachelor’s degree.