Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The undergraduate curriculum has been designed to provide a broad education in the basic sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences; civil and environmental engineering analysis and design; and application of the scientific and engineering principles and methods to civil engineering practice. The courses in civil engineering are arranged as groups, each representing an area of concern to contemporary society and industry. Realizing the social implications of the practice of civil engineering, the program also provides for the development of a background in economics, the social sciences, humanities, communication skills and related non-technical areas. Technical and design electives may be selected from one of these major areas according to the student's particular interest, or may be chosen from several areas in order to broaden one's knowledge. A student who contemplates continuing study at the graduate level should seek the advice of his/her faculty counselor in the selection of elective courses in their area of interest.


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at WSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The curriculum must prepare graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science; apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty; analyze and solve problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering; conduct experiments in at least two technical areas of civil engineering and analyze and interpret the resulting data; design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts; include principles of sustainability in design; explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership; analyze issues in professional ethics; and explain the importance of professional licensure.

  1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  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.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6.  an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student enrollment

Academic Year Precivil Civil UG Total MS PhD
2014 74 57 131 71 25
2015 73 72 145 73 17
2016 86 69 155 72 24
2017 100 68 168 64 20
2018 99 68 167 48 23
2019 78 78 156 47 22
2020 93 85 178 36 23
2021 81 78 159 23 26

Degrees conferred

Academic Year BS MS PhD
2014 27 40 3
2015 26 33 4
2016 22 32 5
2017 40 38 2
2018 32 24 6
2019 34 28 5
2020 34 25 2

Enrollment data reflect the total number of students in BSCEE pre-professional and professional engineering programs. Detailed information on enrollment and graduation pertaining to the CE professional engineering program can be obtained through the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).