Civil Engineering Program (Major)
What is civil engineering?
Civil engineering is a discipline that deals with the design, construction
and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. It includes
works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. It is one of the
oldest engineering disciplines. It is traditionally broken into several
sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering,
structural engineering, and, transportation engineering.
Why study civil engineering at Saint Martin's?
The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering is housed in Cebula Hall (built
in 2013)--the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient building with
LEED Platinum Certification in the Western Hemisphere. Designed for students who
want to make a difference, our engineering programs are led by a vibrant faculty
who focus on quality of teaching and innovative research trends. Saint Martin’s
students experience the latest in technology, tackle real-world issues and
examine what it means to be an ethical engineer in the 21st century. Saint
Martin’s is dedicated to developing well-rounded citizens who are ready to care
for their communities and the environment.
Additional benefits include:
- Accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
- Five year program for academically qualified students: combine an undergraduate degree with a
- NEW! Industrial building (2015-16) includes labs for fluids, manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics,
soils and materials testing
- Connection with local engineers and alumni through the Engineering Advisory Board (EAB), which advises
students on their education and internships
For a complete list of program goals, objectives and outcomes, please
our undergraduate civil engineering outcomes website.
- 32 semester hours of math and science courses
- 16 semester hours of general engineering courses
- 47-48 semester hours of civil engineering courses
- 21 semester hours of lower-and-upper-division courses
Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a
complete breakdown of civil engineering requirements.
Note: All Saint Martin's students must complete the University's
general education requirements.
What can I do with this major?
There are diverse opportunities for students majoring in civil engineering.
Careers in this field include:
- Design of buildings and bridges
- Urban planning
- Transportation engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Construction and engineering management
For a complete list of professional applications, visit
whatcanidowiththismajor.com. For additional information about how Saint Martin’s
can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.
- Proximity to the Washington state capital allows for access to quality internships opportunities
- Students have had internships or gone on to work with Boeing, Intel, state and federal government
agencies and local manufacturing and engineering firms
- Dean interviews and works with all senior students on their next steps
- STEM internships and career fairs offered each semester
- Students work side-by-side with faculty on research projects
Related fields of study
Mechanical engineering (M.) | Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) | Master of Engineering Management (MEM)