Students working on stream restoration

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering is a community of scholars and engineers that seek to discover and understand the world, innovate and design sustainable solutions, and be leaders in industry. 

Solutions to the Challenges Facing Society

Gonzaga's Civil Engineering program educates students inside and outside of the classroom, preparing them to serve others as professionals, scholars, and entrepreneurs. Grounded in engineering and science, our curriculum offers students the opportunity to couple their educational foundation in engineering and scientific principles with sub-disciplinary studies in one (or more) of the following areas of interest:

  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water resources engineering

To learn more about Civil Engineering, visit the American Society of Civil Engineers website.

Josh Shultz with piece of wood

Dr. Joshua Schultz

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

Dr. Schultz researches building wtih Cross-Laminated Timber - a material that's better for the environment.

Gonzaga in Delft 2019

Gonzaga in Delft

Engineering Study Abroad

Explore sustainable city practices in Holland! Read the blog from the summer 2019 Delft students.

Andy Dwonch speaking at 2018 commencement

Andy Dwonch ('99)

Civil Engineer, Humanitarian

“I saw engineering – grounded in compassion – as a form of prayer.” Dwonch put his Gonzaga Civil Engineering degree to use building schools, roads, bridges, health clinics and water systems in the Balkans and Middle East.

Civil engineering is the very foundation of modern society, the hopes of impoverished communities, and our path towards a greener future.

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