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Civil Engineering

Program Overview

Program Overview

Building: it’s what civil engineers do. Skyscrapers, bridges, roads, fresh water systems and wastewater treatment plants are all designed and constructed with the input of civil engineers. This process, though continually evolving, is one that has been revered since ancient times, and engineers remain a cornerstone of society.

Study everything civil engineering encompasses: structural, environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic and more. Hone the technical skills of design and construction in our brand new building, Fields Engineering Center. Our elite faculty and collaborative foundation will provide the landscape for you to thrive in our rigorous program.

Even more importantly, you will learn how to learn — all that we do is designed to prepare you for the life-long learning that will sustain you through a professional career filled with technological advancement. You’ll leave this place with valuable skills and join your peers studying in top-ranked graduate programs or working for some of the world’s best companies.

Our program is ABET-accredited.



View the list of courses for the Civil Engineering, B.S. required below.

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Job placement rate


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • David Davidson headshot

    David Davidson


    Davidson teaches in our civil engineering program. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, he was the CEO at Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon in Nashville and brings 31 years of experience...

    Meet David Davidson
  • Todd Lynn headshot

    Todd Lynn

    Associate Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering

    With over 20 years of experience with pavement materials testing, design, research and product development, Todd Lynn comes to Lipscomb University from Thunderhead Testing, LLC, a construction materials testing and...

    Meet Todd Lynn
  • Monica Sartain headshot

    Monica Sartain

    Assistant Professor

    Monica Sartain, PE, MBA is an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She also serves...

    Meet Monica Sartain
  • Jordan Wilson headshot

    Jordan Wilson

    Assistant Professor

    Wilson received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Lipscomb University and M.S. and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Colorado State University. As a consulting water resources engineering,...

    Meet Jordan Wilson

Career Paths

Civil Engineers

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

Health and Safety Engineers

Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to protect people from illness and injury and property from damage. They combine knowledge of engineering and of health and safety to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other products will not cause harm to people or damage to property.