Discover Civil Engineering

Civil engineering encompasses the structures and systems of a functioning society. From the water people drink to the roads they travel on, the work of civil engineers serves and benefits society every day.

The civil engineering program is recognized for its practical curriculum, high academic standards and student-centered emphasis. In addition to the CO-OP experience, students have opportunities to participate in competitions and hands-on projects as part of their studies.

Graduates of Pacific’s civil engineering program have the knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to pursue professional licensure and advanced level studies, practice engineering, and lead in the profession and in their communities.

The civil engineering areas emphasized in the curriculum are:

Environmental engineering – design and supervise the construction of
systems for water treatment, waste disposal, and air and water
pollution control

Geotechnical engineering – design and supervise the construction
 of building foundations, tunnels, dam, and retaining walls

Structural engineering – design and supervise the construction
 of structures of various forms, including bridges and buildings

Water resources engineering – design and supervise the construction
 of systems for water supply, hydropower, irrigation, drainage,
 flood control and navigation


Pacific's civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Cheyenne Harris portrait
Class of 2017
Cheyenne Harris

I was really intentional in crafting my own ‘Pacific Experience’ whether it was studying civil engineering, minoring in a language, studying abroad or doing a CO-OP. I would encourage students to really make their education their own in order to maximize  the opportunities available. 

Earn While You Learn

As part of the civil engineering program, students complete a two academic term, paid CO-OP working in the civil engineering industry while earning an average of $3,700 a month. These professional experiences give students a competitive edge in the engineering job market after graduation.

A Master's Degree In Half The Time

Students enrolled in the civil engineering program may also concurrently pursue a Master of Science in Engineering Science (MSES) degree. This blended program allows students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years.

Exceptional Professional Outlook

Recent graduates of Pacific’s civil engineering program have gone on to work at:

  • AECOM
  • BKF Engineers
  • Great Lakes Environmental and Infrastructure
  • HDR
  • Teichert Construction
  • City of Stockton Public Works 
  • Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering Science

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Civil Engineering program are expected to:

  • Plan, design, evaluate, construct, operate, maintain, analyze, advance, and manage civil engineering systems
  • Pursue professional licensure and certifications
  • Engage in life-long learning and pursue advanced level studies
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through career advancement and active participation in the civil engineering profession and in the community

Civil Engineering Outcomes

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program will demonstrate:

  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

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Enrollment Awarded Degrees
2020 77 --
2019 76 17
2018 71 10
2017 71 21
2016 71 20

Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship Application Instructions

How to Apply

  • Visit https://pacific.academicworks.com
  • Sign in using your Pacific Net ID and Password
  • Complete the General Application
  • Complete the Conditional SOECS Application
  • Choose "Apply" for any recommended scholarship opportunities based on your responses and academic profile.  Please read the scholarship criteria carefully to confirm that you are qualified BEFORE you apply.
  • You will need to upload an unofficial transcript.

 

Any Engineering or Computer Science Major

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Maryam H. Dashti Endowed Scholarship Merit-Based; first preference for a student from Kuwait; second preference for a student from Gulf States Region; third preference for international student
B.G. Glenn A Goddard Veteran's Endowed Scholarship Merit-Based, currently serving in a military reserve program, honorably discharged veteran or participant in ROTC program.
Robert L. Heyborne Endowed Scholarship Merit-Based, full-time undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA, Junior/Senior standing preferred
George and Sue Schroeder Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate School of Engineering & Computer Science student, Minimum 3.2 GPA
Paul M. Sensibaugh Engineering Endowed Scholarship Merit-Based, preference for students who have graduated or transferred from San Joaquin County Schools
Louise Stark Endowed Scholarship for Women Engineers Need-Based, Undergraduate Female, Good Academic Standing, minimum 2.5 GPA

 

Any Engineering Major

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Hamma Fund Scholar (administered by Dean's Office) Merit-Based, last two semesters of Undergrad Program with the goal of enrolling in Master's Program at Pacific, Member of Tau Beta Pi (Award covers 1 fiscal year of graduate school, including books)
Minority Engineering Endowed Scholarship Need-Based, Preference for African American or other underrepresented ethnicities
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Need-Based, full-time Engineering major, minimum of 3.0 GPA

 

Civil Engineering Majors Only

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Beavers Charitable Trust/Kannon Family Heavy Construction Endowed Scholarship Need Based, Civil/Eng. Mgmt. Student, Junior/Senior/Graduate Status, U.S. Citizen, Career Goal in Heavy Construction Industry; Co-op with Heavy Civil Contractor preferred
Civil Engineering and Engineering Management Scholarship Fund Need Based, preference to second-year student, Minimum 2.50 GPA, strong academic record or significant service contributions preferred
Robert C. Collet Memorial Scholarship Need Based, undergraduate Civil student, Minimum 3.0 GPA
Robert C. and Bette A. Collet Endowed Scholarship Need Based, undergraduate Civil student, Historically underrepresented in Civil Field, Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred
John C. Goble Endowed Scholarship Civil Engineering undergraduate student, Minimum 3.0 GPA
Robert C. Johanson Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, Civil Engineering student, Minimum 3.0 GPA
Daniel Kass Family Endowed Engineering Scholarship Full time student, Middle Income Family, Junior/Senior/Grad standing, Minimum 3.0 GPA, preferece for US Citizen
Teichert Foundation Endowed Engineering Scholarship Need Based, preference for Civil/EMGT (civil concentration), Junior/Senior standing, full or part time student, Minimum 3.0 GPA

Contact Us

Engineering students with Professor
School of Engineering and Computer Science
209.932.2805 groider@pacific.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science
Chambers Technology Center 102
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211