Solve important global issues

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

To prepare you for this vital role, 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.

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.

Beyond Jewell

We help interested students secure internships, research opportunities and service projects. These experiences, coupled with Jewell’s academic rigor, create a strong foundation for careers and graduate schools.

  • Graduate Schools

    Recent Jewell alumni graduate school acceptances:
    • Columbia University (N.Y.) – Engineering B.S.
    • University of Michigan – Physics Ph.D.
    • University of California Santa Barbara – Engineering Ph.D.
    • Michigan State University - Nuclear Physics Ph.D.
    • University of Missouri – Physics Ph.D., Electrical Engineering M.S.
    • Washington University – Engineering B.A., M.S.
    • University of Kansas – Chemistry Ph.D.
    • Texas A&M University – Physics M.S.
    • Missouri S&T – Environmental Engineering M.S.
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  • Professional Experience

    Recent student jobs, internships and research grants
    • Burns and McDonnell
    • CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland)
    • Children’s Mercy Hospital Genetics Research Scholar
    • Energy Management Resources
    • GE Transportation
    • JE Dunn Construction
    • United Launce Alliance
    • Ndengera Foundation (Rwanda)
    • Sustainable Infrastructure Development Foundation (Nepal)
    • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (Washington, D.C.)
    • EFS Energy (St. Louis)
    • U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis
    • Center Cerner Corporation
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Conservation Education
    • Kansas City Crime Lab
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