The Catholic University of America


 The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to provide a balanced education to students, strong in scientific, engineering, humanistic, and social bases, so that they may attain a leadership role in their profession and "use their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare and the environment" (Code of Ethics, America Society of Civil Engineers).

Undergraduate Programs

At the Catholic University Civil Engineering Department you will have the opportunity to pursue a broad-based civil engineering program. You can explore a wide spectrum of areas such as environmental and water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction management. Special concentrations are available in environmental engineering and construction management and a dual degree program is offered with the CUA School of Architecture.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the civil engineering undergraduate program are that the graduates will:

  1. Engage in careers in civil engineering or related fields as effective problem solvers and/or will pursue and excel ingraduate or professional studies.
  2. Continue to learn and to expand their knowledge and skill sets while engaging in professional practice and/or while pursuing graduate or professional studies.
  3. Adhere to moral and ethical principles while solving technological problems within complex societal and global contexts and/or while pursuing graduate or professional studies.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The enrollment and graduation data in the Department of Civil Engineering during the 2011-2015 period is shown in Figures 1 and 2, respectively.


Figure 1. Total undergraduate enrollment in Civil Engineering from 2011 to 2015.

Figure 2. Total number of awarded degrees in Civil Engineering from 2011 to 2015.