Civil Engineering


Civil engineering is considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines. From construction of roads, buildings, bridges, or water supply systems to managing a construction site to analyzing research, civil engineers can perform a variety of tasks.

There are many specialties within the field, such as structural, construction, environment, geotechnical and transportation.

Our Program

Rockhurst's bachelor's degree in civil engineering sets you up for success by providing you with the technical knowledge and skill set you need to work immediately in most areas of the profession.

Some of the classes you will be taking include Engineering Graphics, Strengths of Materials, Structural Analysis, Steel Design and Engineering Hydraulics. View our civil engineering (PDF) curriculum plan.

Career Prospects*

Civil engineering needs are growing more and more as the population grows, and at a faster rate than most other careers. In 2011, civil engineers earned an average yearly wage of $82,710.

*According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics