Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, BSCE

Major in civil engineering to be a part of building a brighter, more sustainable future by fusing science with art and design to serve the ever-evolving needs of our modern society.

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Improve Your Community Through Functional and Sustainable Design

You see the world differently. Instead of problems, you see opportunities to upgrade, reimagine and innovate the way our roads, bridges and buildings sustain our daily lives. 

California Baptist University’s Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, BSCE program utilizes your curiosity and innovation, combining it with your interest in solving real-world infrastructure, design and sustainability obstacles to make a tangible impact on your community.

With the comprehensive, hands-on training, you gain a firm foundation in engineering, design and project management and are well prepared for entry-level civil engineering roles in government agencies, construction firms or the private sector. 

112 Units

*107-112 units

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38 Required Major Courses
3 Years to Complete

The engineering accelerated program will allow students to earn their Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in as little as 3 years.

Why Choose CBU’s Civil Engineering Major?

From the roads we drive on to the water we drink, civil engineers influence every aspect of our modern society. At CBU, you learn how to infuse a Christian worldview into your work as a civil engineer and improve the quality of life for local and global communities.  

Top-Notch Engineering Education

You have the opportunity to grow your God-given talents through traditional coursework and experiential learning opportunities, including labs, capstone projects and internships. These transformative experiences help you acquire a deep understanding of the interrelationship between infrastructure, the environment and its impacts on people. With this knowledge, you are equipped to create and implement innovative solutions to current problems.

To ensure you receive a well-rounded education and are prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, CBU’s BSCE degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Complete Your Civil Engineering Degree in Three Years

Every student’s degree path is different. If you are eager to begin your career sooner rather than later, you can enroll in the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and earn your degree in as little as three years. With the accelerated degree, you can save money on tuition and other expenses and kick start your professional career. 

Review the College of Engineering’s three-year degrees to learn more about how to enroll in the accelerated BSCE program.

Specialize in Seven Areas

CBU’s civil engineering degree gives students a base-level competency in the following seven specialized areas:

To tailor their learning experience, students can take two elective courses chosen from among these seven areas and deepen their knowledge.

Attend Conferences and Field Trips

Students attend the Pacific Southwest Student Symposium, an annual student chapter competition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) that allows civil engineering students to test their skills, network and engage in friendly competition. Students compete in civil engineering challenges, such as creating a steel bridge or clean drinking water in a natural disaster scenario.

Students also have the opportunity to go on field trips or take technical tours, such as touring the 11,000-foot Wilshire Grand Center in downtown LA, to see the possibilities that await them in the field of civil engineering.

What You'll Learn

In preparation for your career as a civil engineer, learn about:

Program Details

Graduates of the BSCE degree program are expected to gain:

  • EGR 1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • EGR 2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
  • EGR 3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

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The BS in Civil Engineering program consists of core engineering requirements and civil engineering requirements broken down into the following:

  • Lower-division core engineering requirements (11-16 units)
  • Upper-division core engineering requirements (9 units)
  • Math and science requirements (32 units)
  • Lower-division civil engineering requirements (16 units)
  • Upper-division civil engineering requirements (39 units)

Students must also meet the general education requirements. Specific civil engineering requirements may fulfill some general education requirements. 

In addition to traditional coursework, students must also successfully pass the practice FE exam and complete 200 hours of a pre-approved, supervised internship, as well as an approved cross-cultural experience

View the civil engineering bachelor’s degree flow chart and the accelerated three-year BSCE flow chart to see the typical program course progression. 

EGR 254: Materials Engineering

Study the mechanical and physical properties of construction materials. Introduction to concrete mix design.

EGR 352: Structural Design I

Principles of the design of steel structure.

EGR 352: Environmental Engineering I

An introductory study of water treatment and supply and wastewater collection and treatment common to rural and metropolitan areas.

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Harness your analytical skills and passion for design to be a part of turning infrastructure challenges into opportunities. If you want to major in civil engineering at CBU, review the undergraduate admissions requirements before submitting your application.

Jong-Wha Bai, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Office Phone: 951-343-4935
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 353

Helen Jung, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Professor of Engineering

Office Phone: 951-343-4510
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 350

Michael Nalbandian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8841
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 348

Liam Thompson

I chose civil engineering because the opportunity to create systems that will help people on a daily basis was incredibly appealing. While in this program, I have grown in pretty much every aspect, in ways I never would have imagined.

Liam Thompson '18

Owen Sudds

I chose this major because of the high-paying jobs. I like that it's focused on math and I do well in math.

Owen Sudds '21

Careers with a Civil Engineering Degree

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects civil engineers’ employment to increase by seven percent annually for the next decade. This means approximately 24,000 job openings for civil engineers each year. With engineers retiring or moving to different careers and a nationwide emphasis on improving infrastructure, the demand for civil engineers and their expertise will increase.

Civil engineers’ median annual salary is $88,050 but ranges from $60,550 to $133,320, depending on the industry, state of employment, education and experience.

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Build Your Future with CBU's BSCE Degree

CBU’s BS in Civil Engineering degree offers an immersive learning experience that hones your critical thinking skills, gives you the necessary engineering expertise and offers valuable hands-on learning opportunities. Step into God’s purpose for your life by pursuing a career path that creates a safer, more beautiful world. Request more information, or submit your application today.