Civil Engineering

Public health. Safe structures. Sustainability in the environment.

Gonzaga's Civil Engineering program combines technical excellence, experiential and project-based learning, and the Jesuit 'care of the whole person' to give you the tools and knowledge to serve civilization.

If you want to design and construct the necessary infrastructure to allow modern society to function sustainably such as roads, pedestrian and bike facilities, bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings, airports, water and wastewater reclamation systems, or other large infrastructure projects, Gonzaga's ABET-accredited and nationally ranked civil engineering degree program will help you succeed. Our program fosters strong academic relationships between students and faculty. In small classes, hands-on experiences in labs and in the field, real-world capstone senior design project experiences, and independent research opportunities, you'll be guided by professors with deep academic and real-world industry experience.

The BS in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
Technical electives and year-long, capstone senior design projects provide a deeper understanding within a specialty field (subdisciplines) including transportation, environmental, water resources, geotechnical, structural engineering, or construction engineering & management.

These experiences give Gonzaga graduates an edge at top engineering, environmental and construction firms, where many have moved quickly into leadership positions.

Our students have participated in recent design projects related to:

  • improving pedestrian and bike transportation facilities
  • developing connected vehicle technology
  • optimizing wastewater treatment processes to recover energy and agricultural resources
  • developing innovative river restoration techniques for improving water quality and fish passage
  • structural design of buildings using innovative environmentally-friendly materials
  • developing sustainable water treatment technologies for low-income and remote communities
  • stormwater management using low impact development techniques
  • geotechnical evaluation of sites for pile foundation design and construction
  • exploring drone aerial photogrammetry applications to river restoration and construction practices

The World is Our Lab

Study Civil Engineering in the Field...

In addition to great laboratory spaces, Gonzaga Civil Engineering students work around Spokane and the Inland Northwest!

... and Study Abroad!

Civil engineering students can spend a semester in Florence, and can study sustainability practices in the Netherlands with Gonzaga in Delft!

About Gonzaga Civil Engineering


Civil graduates working or pursuing Master's within 1 year of graduation


Civil Engineering students intern before graduation


pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (average, past 18 months)


Female (2020 Fall Enrollment)

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0026