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BS Engineering: Civil Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Are you ready to impact entire communities? The Bachelor of Science in Engineering program offers the perfect foundation for aspiring civil engineers. With a dedicated concentration that blends hands-on experience with theoretical knowledge, students will gain a deep understanding of engineering physics and the practical applications of nuclear engineering. And with ABET accreditation, an NNU civil engineering degree sets you apart in the job market.

The opportunity for engineering careers continues to grow as our city infrastructure ages per year.
  • NNU’S ENGINEERING PROGRAM produces graduates with impressive pass rates on the FE exam and high job placement
  • IMPRESSIVE AVERAGE CLASS SIZE of 16, ensuring personalized attention and an optimal learning environment
  • MENTORSHIP from professional faculty members with extensive industry experience

Build and Innovate with a Civil Engineering Degree

Are you passionate about building a better world? A civil engineering degree from NNU could be just what you need to fulfill that dream! With this concentration, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to design, construct and maintain the physical and natural structures that make up our cities and transportation systems. Imagine having a direct impact on the quality of life for entire communities! With a focus on liberal arts, a vibrant campus and opportunities for spiritual growth, we can create a better world together.

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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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The Benefits of Our Bachelor of science in engineering Degree: Civil Concentration

  • An ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree in engineering with a civil engineering focus
  • Small class sizes with an average of 16
  • Faculty members with years of real-world industry experience from a Christian worldview
  • Hands-on experience in transportation engineering, soil engineering, structural engineering and fluid mechanics
  • Cutting-edge research projects and fabrication opportunities
  • Preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam with a high passing rate
  • Job placement assistance after graduation
  • Rich liberal arts educational, spiritual and residential campus experience

Goals & Outcomes for Civil Engineering Majors

  • Learn from experienced professors in a supportive and welcoming environment
  • Receive the skills and knowledge to confidently pursue professional engineering licensure
  • Acquire the expertise to confidently identify, formulate and resolve intricate engineering problems
  • Benefit from exceptional FE exam pass rate, grad school placement rate and job placement rate
  • Live out your faith while gaining engineering skills using Christian principles
  • Develop the professionalism, integrity, ethics and Christian principles that are sought after in engineering
  • Earn a degree from an accredited University and explore diverse fields of civil and environmental engineering through hands-on experience

Additional Information About Studying Engineering with a Civil Engineering Concentration at NNU

Civil Engineering Courses
For this degree, you will take courses in transportation engineering, soil engineering, structural engineering and fluid mechanics and complete a senior research project tailored toward this area of study. This coursework complements the ongoing department research projects, giving you opportunities to gain hands-on experience.

Undergraduate NNU Engineering students with a Civil Engineering concentration will complete 15 credits of upper division Civil Engineering courses at Boise State University (BSU) as a part of NNU’s Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree concentration. Students will gain admission to BSU upper division Civil Engineering courses and, upon completion of the program, will be eligible for admission to the BSU Master of Science Civil Engineering graduate program.

Besides access to cutting-edge research, you will have professors with years of industry experience to draw on in mentoring you and giving you hands-on training with fabrication and lab equipment. With an average class size of 16, you get to know your professors who really care about you, both in and out of the classroom. At the same time, you benefit from NNU’s broad liberal arts educational, spiritual and residential campus experience.

Make an Impact as a Civil Engineer

This program prepares you to directly enter the engineering workplace, take the professional engineering licensure exam and attend graduate school. Graduates from our program have a high FE exam pass rate, grad school placement rate and job placement rate. Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon are some of the graduate schools our alums have attended.

This concentration will prepare you for careers in fields like residential and commercial construction, water resources, design and consulting, urban development, transportation planning, city engineering, surveying and more.

Accreditation & Regulations
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering program at Northwest Nazarene University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Civil engineers typically work on construction projects, infrastructure projects, and water supply networks.

Potential Civil Engineering Careers

With this concentration, you’ll be equipped to excel in various specialized fields and help shape the cities and towns of tomorrow. Civil engineers design and work on towering skyscrapers, advanced traffic management systems, innovative water conservation projects, community-centric urban planning and more.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Transportation Engineer

Meet Our Faculty

I am planning on going to graduate school to study nuclear physics. I feel that NNU has properly prepared me for the future, specifically through the excellent courses offered in my majors, where I have been able to find out what I enjoy in the field of engineering and physics.

Alex Nadermann

BS Physics, BS Engineering Physics

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Civil Engineering Degree Concentration

Below are frequently asked questions that students often have when they study civil engineering at Northwest Nazarene University.

How has the civil engineering concentration at NNU helped prepare students for a career in engineering?

As you step onto the vibrant campus of Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), you’re not just beginning a learning journey; you’re embarking on a transformative adventure that will equip you for a dynamic career in civil engineering.

At NNU, we’ve designed our engineering degree program to be a launchpad for success. Our ABET-accredited program immerses you in broad engineering fundamentals and specialized civil engineering disciplines. You’ll dive into construction, structural, transportation, environmental and water resources engineering.

But we don’t stop at theory. Our program emphasizes hands-on learning, encouraging you to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges. You’ll design, build and analyze engineering projects, honing your problem-solving skills and preparing for the dynamic demands of the engineering workplace.

Our dedicated faculty, seasoned with years of industry experience, will guide you through this exciting journey. Their mentorship and our rich curriculum ensure you graduate ready to tackle the professional engineering licensure exam and excel in the engineering workplace.

At NNU, we’re more than a university; we’re a community. We believe in nurturing your academic growth and your spiritual journey. As part of our Christian liberal arts ethos, we infuse faith into our learning environment, fostering a holistic education.

Join us at NNU, where we’re building futures and shaping leaders in civil engineering.

What types of unique opportunities do students in the civil engineering concentration have access to?

At Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), your journey as a Civil Engineering student opens doors to a world of unique and enriching opportunities.

Your academic voyage will take you through specialized courses in transportation engineering, soil engineering, structural engineering and fluid mechanics. A senior research project tailored to your area of interest further enriches this robust curriculum.

Beyond the classroom, you’ll be immersed in ongoing department research projects. These experiences allow you to apply your knowledge, innovate and gain hands-on practical experience.

Our partnership with Boise State University (BSU) provides a unique opportunity for our students. As part of NNU’s Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree concentration, you’ll complete 15 credits of upper division Civil Engineering courses at BSU. This experience enhances your learning and makes you eligible for admission to the BSU Master of Science Civil Engineering graduate program.

At NNU, you’re more than just a number. With an average class size of 16, you’ll receive personalized mentorship from professors who bring years of industry experience into the classroom. They genuinely care about your growth, both academically and personally.

Our vibrant community offers a holistic education that goes beyond academics. You’ll be part of NNU’s broad liberal arts educational, spiritual and residential campus experience, preparing you for a career and a fulfilling life. Choose NNU’s College of Engineering, where we transform students into leaders, innovators and problem-solvers.

How does the liberal arts education offered as part of the civil engineering concentration benefit students?

At Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), your journey in Civil Engineering is more than just a technical education—it’s a holistic experience that shapes you as a well-rounded individual prepared for the diverse challenges of the real world.

Embedded within our engineering program is NNU’s broad liberal arts educational philosophy. This approach enriches your engineering knowledge with courses from various disciplines, enhancing your critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills.

Our liberal arts ethos fosters an atmosphere of curiosity and exploration. You’re encouraged to question, seek and grow in ways that extend beyond the engineering laboratory. This expansive learning environment prepares you to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

But the benefits of our liberal arts education don’t end with academics. As a Christian liberal arts university, we emphasize spiritual growth alongside academic development. We nurture a vibrant spiritual and residential campus experience, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

Furthermore, our commitment to this holistic educational journey creates leaders who are not only technically competent but also ethically grounded. Our graduates leave NNU equipped with a solid moral compass, ready to positively impact their profession and society.

Experience the NNU difference, where engineering meets liberal arts for a transformative educational journey.

What career opportunities are available to those with a civil engineering degree from NNU?

Picture a future where you shape the world, impacting communities from the ground up. At Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), our civil engineering concentration is the stepping stone to such a vibrant career.

Our program equips you with a robust academic foundation, preparing you for various exciting fields. You could design residential and commercial structures, shape urban development or navigate the intricacies of water resources. Envision a career in transportation planning, construction management, city engineering or surveying. This is the potential that NNU engineering degrees unlock.

But we don’t stop at academics. Our program is designed to transition you into the professional world smoothly. You’ll be prepared to enter the engineering workplace, take the professional engineering licensure exam and pursue further graduate degrees and studies.

The proof is in the success of our alumni. They boast a high FE exam pass rate, grad school placement and job placement rates. Graduates have attended prestigious institutions like Columbia, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Carnegie Mellon.

Possible careers include Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Transportation Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, City Engineer, Surveyor and many more. Top employers and local government agencies highly seek our graduates in both the public and private sectors.

At NNU, we believe in transforming lives. We’ve seen our students become innovators, leaders and trailblazers in civil engineering. We invite you to join our community, and together, let’s build a brighter future.