Solve important global issues

If you want to design and build the foundation for a modern society, then our accredited civil engineering program is for you.

Civil Engineering

You will learn to solve some of the most important issues facing humankind today – such as deteriorating infrastructure, water sources and purification, clean and renewable energy, limited resources, pollution and public health.

Design and Build a Modern Society

ABET logoTo prepare you for this vital role, Jewell’s ABET accredited 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.

World Ready

As a civil engineering major, within a few years of graduation you will be engaging in professional engineering practice or graduate study. You will be able to confidently analyze and design a structure, system or process, with mindful consideration of the aesthetic, economic, societal, ethical and environmental impacts of your design. You will be ready to advance into leadership positions in your profession and in service to your community. In addition, you will value lifelong learning to remain an effective professional through participation in professional societies, professional licensure and knowledge of contemporary issues.

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering from William Jewell College, you will have the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
  • function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • execute professional and ethical responsibility;
  • communicate effectively; and
  • use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Jewell Advantage

A Word From Dr. Lindquist

“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

Environmental Hydraulics Lab

State-of-the-art testing equipment

Students in the Sustainability and Environmental Engineering class are the first to use Jewell's newest lab. This space will complement studies in water and wastewater treatment, water distribution systems, sustainable reuse of water and more.


  • Program Educational Objectives

    The following educational objectives have been developed for the civil engineering program at William Jewell College, so that graduates will...

    • Engage in professional engineering practice or graduate study;
    • Evaluate the design of a complex system, component, or process and assess compliance with customary standards of practice, user's and project's needs and relevant constraints;
    • Advance into leadership positions in their profession and in service to their communities; and
    • Continue lifelong learning to remain effective professionals in a workplace through participation in professional societies, professional licensure, and knowledge of contemporary issues.
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  • Student Learning Outcomes

    The following learning outcomes prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering and include the following:

    •  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
    • 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
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    •  An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
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  • Enrollment and Graduation Data

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