Bachelor of ScienceCivil Engineering

Lawrence Tech prepares you to enter the exciting profession of civil engineering like no other program in the state, with a top-notch education focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership – qualities that ensure your success in the field. As a civil engineer, you will lead the design, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure our society depends on, including airports, bridges, buildings, highways, ports, and waterways – while using your professional judgement to build a more sustainable future.

2020 U.S. News & World Report

Your degree makes you an engineer, this curriculum makes you a game changer.


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org

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Lawrence Tech’s implementation of the Body of Knowledge provided me with the foundation for a successful future in civil engineering.”

Mathew Hawley

project engineer,
Kiewit Construction,
Omaha, NE

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Engineering Programs

While civil engineering has always been an important discipline, the demand for civil engineers is stronger than ever. A large part of the anticipated spike in job opportunities is likely the result of the poor condition of the country's infrastructure.

To address this demand, the Civil Engineering program at Lawrence Tech offers a wide breadth of courses in the major civil engineering specialties, which can provide you with a diverse technical background – the kind employers value.

Why LTU?

  • LTU’s CE curriculum prepares you to fulfill the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 3, placing you on the fast-track for success in your career
  • You’ll get to know the owners and principals of engineering firms, construction companies, and public agencies through frequent interactions with the department’s Industry Advisory Board
  • Full-time faculty members are experienced in their respective civil engineering specialties: environmental, water, construction, structural, geotechnical, and transportation
  • You’ll explore the latest technologies in comprehensive, state-of-the-art labs, guided by professors with international industry expertise in all specialty areas

Student Feature


Alisha Stidam

BSCE '18 BSCE '21

My six year journey completing my Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at Lawrence Tech was rewarding in many ways including education, career, and personal life. The small class sizes allowed me to achieve my educational goals in engineering while playing a varsity sport at the same time.

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