Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Science 
Major: Civil Engineering
Hours: 123

Civil Engineering

Delivery Options:

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering prepares you for a people-serving profession vital to the world’s economic, political and social well-being. Civil engineers engage in a wide range of activities such as research, design, development, management and the control of engineering systems and their components.

Watch Dr. Liv Haselbach's faculty interview to learn more about the program and what it means to be a civil engineer.

Why Study Civil Engineering at Lamar?

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lamar University, you will be in high demand in various fields throughout many different industries. You'll graduate with the skills and professional network you need to land the career of your choice. The curriculum that leads to this degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Career Paths

Civil engineers design a safer, cleaner world for all of us. Your career in civil engineering will allow you to make sure that we all have safe places to live and work. You'll provide us with clean drinking water and ways to live sustainably. With the world’s growing population and our limited natural resources, your work will be extremely important in ensuring sustainable development of our resources.

Primary Careers

Civil engineer, materials engineer, structural engineer, transportation engineer

Career Areas

  • Geotechnology
  • Materials safety
  • Workplace safety
  • Structural technology
  • Civil infrastructure

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Construction companies
  • Renewable energy suppliers and developers
  • Departments of transportation
  • Infrastructure agencies
  • Research and development laboratories

Meet the Faculty

Nicholas Brake, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Associate Professor