Why earn a civil engineering degree?

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Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Civil engineers have a direct impact on the world. They create and improve the way we move, interact and live in our communities. It's a rewarding profession that combines planning and designing with teams at the office, with hands-on project management out in the field.

With UND's civil engineering undergraduate program, you'll weave teamwork, problem solving and design exercises together. You will:

  • Gain the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the field of civil engineering.
  • Conduct experiments to prove or disprove engineering theories or designs.
  • Gain expertise with computer software and other innovative engineering technologies.
  • Develop critical thinking skills needed to excel in a changing workplace.

Combined Civil Engineering Degree

Earn your bachelor's degree and master’s degree in civil engineering in less time than it would take to get them separately. With both degrees, you’ll stand out among your peers as you begin your career. The combined program is available online or on-campus.

Civil Engineering Combined Program

UND's Civil Engineering Bachelor's Program

  • Earn your undergraduate degree in civil engineering from a program accredited by the ABET.

  • Focus on engineering design, project management, construction, contract administration, technical support and research.

  • Students with an academic major in the College of Engineering & Mines (CEM) have an option to live in the Engineering Living & Learning Community on campus.

  • Most students can complete the 128-credit program in four years.

  • UND is one of the most well-respected engineering colleges in the upper Midwest. We are one of the first to offer engineering degrees online.

  • Learn AutoCAD and Java (Programming Language). Both are important skills civil engineers need to know.

What can I do with a civil engineering degree?


Median salary range for a civil engineer

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected job growth for civil engineers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Now is an ideal time to pursue a civil engineering bachelor's degree. Civil engineers are needed to manage projects to rebuild structures, bridges, highways, and upgrade levees and dams as the climate changes and population continues to grow.

UND civil engineering graduates can expect a range of job opportunities, including:

  • Engineering design and development
  • Construction management
  • Project management
  • Water resources
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Site development
  • Transportation engineering
  • Environmental regulation

Where can I work with a civil engineering degree?

Our civil engineering graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • AE2S
  • Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.
  • WSB & Associates, Inc.
  • Bolton & Menk, Inc.
  • Burns & McDonnell, Inc.
  • CDM Smith

Licensure Requirements

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. States.

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Best Civil Engineering Schools

UND is one of the top online engineering schools in the nation for educational quality and affordability. Our online civil engineering program offers small class sizes and project-based work.

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Leader in Civil Engineering

Brendan Blades began taking classes at UND to further his career as a civil engineer.

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