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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)

BS in Civil Engineering

Residential Civil Engineering Degree

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Gain a broad spectrum of civil engineering's foundational principles with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from Liberty University. Here, you’ll develop practical and technical skills in Civil Engineering through lecture, laboratory, and field experiences. You’ll also participate in a Senior Design Capstone Project that can mirror what you’ll encounter in the workplace.

With this degree, you’ll prepare for a career as a civil engineer for the local, state, or federal government or in the private sector where you could work in construction, industry, design, or more. Civil engineers can work in the office or on the field, nationally or internationally, and can be in the public eye or set apart from it.

As a civil engineer, you could:

  • Design roads, bridges, dams, etc.
  • Analyze the strength of soils, concrete, steel, etc.
  • Provide safe drinking water to the public
  • Treat wastewater before returning it to the environment

The BSCE focuses on construction, geotechnical, structural, and transportation technical areas.

Through this degree, you’ll also sharpen your decision-making, problem-solving, and leadership skills. Learn from professors who are grounded in their Christian faith while you develop the values, knowledge, and skills essential to positively influence the civil engineering profession.

The Civil Engineering program will be applying for ABET accreditation during the 2023-2024 accreditation cycle.


Academics: B.S. in Civil Engineering

Credit Hours

136 credit hours

Program of Study (DCP)

Civil Engineering (B.S.) DCP

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Courses

  • Structural Analysis (ENGV 325)
  • Project & Construction Management (ENGV 380)
  • Geotechnical Engineering (ENGV 395)
  • Transportation Engineering (ENGV 410)


Career Opportunities in Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineer specializing in construction, environmental/water resources, geotechnical, structural, or transportation
  • Project Manager
  • Design Engineer in a consulting firm or private industry
  • Local, state, or federal government  engineer
  • Missions work related to civil engineering in developing countries
  • Be paid to attend graduate school earning an MS and/or Ph.D., then teach and/or do research
  • Pursue an MBA and become co-owner of a consulting firm
  • Pursue law school and do case studies on engineering failures


Program Faculty

Dr. John Vadnal
Professor of Engineering
jvadnal@liberty.edu
(434) 592-4651

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