Wayne State College
Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Degree Program

About the Civil Engineering Degree Program

Civil engineers design, build, and and oversee the infrastructure of buildings and projects in both the public and private sector. They design infrastructures such as roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and other systems for electrical, water, and gas supplies. A degree in Civil Engineering will give you expertise in areas like construction, structural engineering, geotechnical, and transportation. With a Civil Engineering  degree, you’ll be well-prepared in the fundamental areas of construction, architecture, fluid dynamics, systems and design engineering, and materials engineering.

Sample Program of Study

mechanical engineering program fact sheet



99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: This is a joint program between Wayne State College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering. You will complete your first years of coursework at Wayne State, then transfer to UNL's College of Engineering in Lincoln or Scott Campus at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, to complete your B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Hours required:
Up to 80 hours at Wayne State College
60 hours at the University of Nebraska

School: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice

Department: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Engineering Readiness Activities: This academic option includes mentoring, tutoring, and experiential learning such as hands-on projects and summer academies to prepare you for the rigors of an engineering program. Acclimation trips to UNL provide the opportunity to meet and network with UNL and WSC engineering ambassadors.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid as you pursue a Civil Engineering degree.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well-prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Mechanical design
  • Civil design
  • Research and development
  • Mathematics
  • Physical science
  • Computer-based measurement and analysis tools
  • Organizational, listening, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Lead and work effectively in teams


Possible Careers

  • Building services engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Patent attorney
  • Urban designer
  • Control systems specialist



  • Government – public sector
  • Production firms
  • Water engineering firms
  • Civil engineering firms
  • Power plants
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Research lab
  • Transportation companies
  • Computer and electronic products companies
  • Construction companies

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Civil Engineering program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Civil Engineering program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Activities for Math Majors


  • Projects, trips, and more – Conduct research projects and attend guest lectures and national and regional conventions to showcase your math skills.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.


Internships are not required for the pre-professional engineering programs at WSC, as this is typically completed in professional school for degree completion. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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