Online Civil Engineering Degree – Bachelor of Science Constructing the Backbone of Modern Civilization


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Online* with required intensives

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Civil engineers have a hand in helping nearly every part of how modern society functions. Engineers are the creative designers, builders, and maintainers of infrastructure we use every day — from roads, bridges, seaports, and airports to emergency and disaster relief systems used to help keep people safe. If you want to help build and maintain the fabric of modern society, then Liberty’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering degree online can help you launch a rewarding and fulfilling career.

As the foundation of nearly all branches of modern engineering, civil engineering has a broad scope and is one of the most flexible disciplines. Whether you want to ensure that cities get clean water and energy, or you want to design better, safer roads, an online civil engineering degree can give you the skills you need.

Many industries need civil engineers to help build the backbones of their businesses, which means that a degree in this field can help equip you with in-demand job skills. By pursuing Liberty’s bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, you can seek out lucrative and fulfilling jobs as you provide benefits to society through your work as a civil engineer.

At Liberty, we don’t shortchange you when you pursue an online degree – we empower you. Partner with us and get the training you need to make a lasting impact as a civil engineer.

Please note: Senior-level courses for this program will be offered for the first time during the 2023-2024 academic year.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to design a respected online degree program that blends convenience, affordability, and academic excellence. This degree program has been carefully designed by industry experts who have a passion for your success

Liberty’s BS in Civil Engineering is designed to help equip you for engineering roles in the military, private sector, government, and a wide variety of other industries. Our bachelor’s degree in civil engineering – which is offered online with some intensives – focuses on the foundational skills you’ll need for success in your field.

An intensive will give you the opportunity to visit Liberty University’s beautiful campus in Central Virginia when it fits into your schedule. This provides valuable hands-on training in topics such as material properties, fluid properties, and surveying as well as the chance to meet and collaborate with your peers and professors.

Our engineering students have found roles at companies such as Boeing, Georgia Pacific, NASA, Disney, and the National Ground Intelligence Center for the U.S. Army. By partnering with us for your civil engineering degree and pursuing a career as a professional engineer, you may see numerous employment opportunities as infrastructure continues to age and market demand requires people to manage future projects.

With practical skills to help communities build and grow, you can also assist in nonprofit and ministry operations locally, nationally, and abroad. You could also contribute to disaster relief, assist communities in gaining access to water and other essential amenities, and with many other critical needs across the globe.

A bachelor’s degree in engineering from Liberty University can help you pursue a variety of job opportunities – and it can bolster your résumé by putting your engineering talents to work.

Our civil engineering degree offers a broad scope of foundational knowledge that can prepare you for a career in the engineering field or for graduate studies. Civil engineers must consider costs, environmental hazards, government regulations, the ability to withstand natural disasters, the durability of the infrastructure, and how engineering technologies can be used to build lasting structures.

You will take engineering courses covering these and other topics with an emphasis on structural, geotechnical, transportation, and construction engineering to prepare you for a successful career in civil engineering. Other courses cover topics like the protection of water resources and the prevention of erosion due to runoff from storms and flooding.

As a civil engineer, you may also specialize in transportation and planning. Throughout this degree, you will study how to plan, design, build, and maintain facilities that serve millions of people. These might include highways, railroad systems, mass transit, and airports.

Our bachelor of engineering is also an excellent way for you to pursue a career designing construction projects of varying scopes – from small, local projects to large undertakings for cities. As a civil engineering graduate from Liberty University, you can be assured that you will be prepared for an exciting future in building your community.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.