Civil engineering students building model of a bridge
  • Program Type
    Major
  • Degrees Offered
    B.A., B.S.
  • School
    School of Engineering

Use your creativity to design, construct, and maintain physical and naturally built environments. Learn about engineering while gaining practical experience through hands-on activities. We value integrity and promote social, environmental, and ethical responsibility.

What You'll Learn

Our students learn how to be successful civil engineers through hands-on learning experiences in our new machine shop, student design center, and civil engineering lab. In addition to the fundamentals, our students learn to communicate effectively, work on multidisciplinary teams, and adapt to changing technologies. We encourage our students to be servant leaders, focusing on the needs of others, as they prepare for post-graduate work, including an advanced degree or professional certification or licensure.

Learn by real-life examples.

You’ll learn through a combination of lab work, design projects, and data-driven problem solving. Our faculty include as much hands-on application and practical examples as possible throughout the program, so you’ll be prepared for what happens in the real world.

Make valuable connections.

You’ll gain essential skills and make lasting professional contacts as you intern with companies, agencies, and organizations in Bismarck or around the region. The School of Engineering has relationships with over 50 companies, many of which offer paid internship opportunities.

Create a plan of study that works for you.

Because of our flexibility and the personal attention we give our students, you’ll be able to create an academic plan that fits with your overall objectives and interests — from playing NCAA sports to studying abroad.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the May 2020 median annual salary for civil engineers was $88,570. The Bureau projects that, as the nation’s infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be in demand to rebuild, repair, and upgrade structures of all kinds.

Career Paths

  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Water resources engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Transportation engineer
  • Construction manager
Headshot of engineering student Levi Clagett

The best thing about the University of Mary engineering program is the faculty’s knowledge and enthusiasm to help their students learn. I learned relevant and useful skills that I’m already grateful for in the first year of my career. Professors passionately teach during the day and respond to emails at all times – morning, afternoon, and evening – to answer students’ questions.

Levi Clagett, ’20

Featured Faculty

Eric Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

I am an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering here at the University of Mary. I received my PhD in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska "Lincoln and BS in Civil Engineering from California State University "Long Beach. Here at Mary, I primarily teach engineering mechanics, structural engineering, and engineering design courses.

Anthony Waldenmaier

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

I grew up in Chicago and have lived in Minneapolis, Fargo, and now Bismarck. I have a passion for roads and pavement design, as well as the soil beneath our infrastructure. I enjoy cooking, watching football and hockey, curling (the sport), and building things with my Lego collection.

Take Your Next Step in Civil Engineering