Civil Engineering

If you want to design and build the foundation for a modern society and solve global issues, then civil engineering at Jewell is the major for you.

A degree in civil engineering from Jewell will prepare you to enter the profession or pursue graduate studies to solve some of the most important issues facing humankind today – issues like deteriorating infrastructure, water sources and purification, clean and renewable energy, limited resources, pollution and public health.

To prepare you for this vital role in our world, Jewell’s civil engineering degree is designed with an emphasis on the environmental, social and economic impacts of our decisions. These are the defining elements of providing sustainable solutions that you will experience across the curriculum and the focus of engineering at Jewell.

Civil engineering is a broad and continually changing field, and that is precisely why a degree from Jewell will uniquely prepare you to address the needs of the profession and our society. Your education will include technical content from four areas within civil engineering – environmental, geotechnical, water resources and structural. But it doesn’t stop there. As a Jewell educated engineer, you will also enjoy the benefits of a broad base of learning skills, a depth of intellectual perspective, and the critical thinking skills necessary to lead and make a difference in the world around you.

Put an experiment in space

Jewell and Louisiana State faculty and students watched their fluid flow experiment fly aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle in the desert.

Build a better future

Test soils and material at Jewell, then build an adobe brick compressor in Texas for a community to make structurally sound repairs to flood-damaged homes.

Study aquaponics worldwide

Tackle hunger, scarce water and sustainable food production by partnering with Honduran villagers, a U.S. Virgin Islands university and a local café.

“The hands-on curriculum gives you the chance to design, build and test your work in a small class or lab setting with professors focused on undergraduate education.”
- Will Lindquist, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP BD+C