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About Us

Civil engineering is the discipline that connects the natural, built, and human experience. We are involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, conservation, and preservation of engineered and natural systems. Graduates work in both public and private sectors.

Our Vision

To be a Civil Engineering program that cultivates engineers who embrace critical thinking and innovation to enhance societal and environmental welfare.

Our Mission

We provide inclusive and engaging educational and research experiences which prepare students to develop sustainable and resilient engineered and natural systems.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Boise State University Civil Engineering Program will be competent engineers that:

  • Apply theoretical and technical knowledge to evaluate and solve problems in a wide variety of civil engineering applications;
  • Understand and protect public health and safety;
  • Have communication skills to effectively convey solutions to colleagues and the general public; and
  • Seek to continuously improve knowledge and skills to understand the complex interactions of a variety of contemporary socio‐economic issues, and to meet the demands of a changing world.

Program Educational Outcomes

Students who qualify for graduation from the Civil Engineering program will demonstrate the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


The B.S. program in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Boise State College of Engineering Accreditation Information

General Guidance and Departmental Information


Location  |  RUCH 338

Physical Address  |  1375 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706

Mailing Address  |  1910 University Drive, Boise, ID, 83725-2065

Email  |

Phone  |  (208) 426-3743

Fax  |  (208) 426-2351

For advising related inquiries (coursework, curriculum, scheduling, academic needs, tutoring information, prospective undergraduate students, prospective graduate students, transfer students, second degree-seeking students) please get in touch with our Civil Engineering Academic Advisor, Briceland McLaughlin.

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