Return To Campus Plan
Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.Learn More
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.
Specific courses required within civil engineering:
Courses for major (97 hours):
Five Civil Engineering Specialty Electives (15 semester hours) chosen from:
The minor in applied mathematics is automatically satisfied.
MA 1314 - Calculus I (4) F, SP, SU, must be taken during the fall semester of the freshman year in order to enroll in PH 2414 during the spring semester. Otherwise, completion of the program may require more than eight semesters. Students who are not eligible to begin in the calculus sequence should consider enrolling in MA 1123 in the summer session.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental 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...Learn More
Professor of Practice, Civil Engineering
McDonald brings a wealth of recognition in research and teaching to the classroom. He was awarded the Military Operations Research Journal award in 2012 for the best paper submitted in...Learn More
Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gwaltney holds a Professional Engineering license in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana with 10 years work experience in the geotechnical engineering design and construction industry. His specific areas of interest include...Learn More
Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.
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 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.