Civil Engineering

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Program Type
Est. Time to Complete
4 Years
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Delivery Mode
On Campus
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Imagine tomorrow’s infrastructure solutions at York College.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering degree program at York College of Pennsylvania is the first step in a career with a meaningful daily impact on the everyday lives of people across the globe. Position yourself at the forefront of creating and maintaining the physical frameworks of our communities, such as roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, dams, and essential water and sanitation systems.

Our bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering offers a broad-based education and a built-in one year co-op work experience to prepare you for work in any aspect of civil or environmental engineering. Coursework emphasizes sustainable engineering and design practices, ensuring that graduates are ready to contribute to in-demand roles now and in the future. 

York College Civil Engineering values putting theory to practice. Along with personalized instruction, participate in hands-on projects, interact with industry practitioners, and receive support from esteemed faculty passionate about your success.

Your Future in Civil Engineering

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, students "who gain experience by participating in a co-op program while in college will have the best opportunities" as this industry adds an expected 5,500 jobs from 2019-2029. As a York College Civil Engineering major, you'll be trained for possible careers such as:

  • Structural engineering – focusing on the design of various structures including roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, canals, and dams.
  • Environmental engineering – concerned with prevention, control, and remediation of various contaminants and wastes and with the design of green buildings and sustainable systems.
  • Construction engineering – involved with planning, managing and scheduling construction projects to ensure they are built safely in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Water resources engineering – dealing with the storage, distribution, and management of water within the natural and urban infrastructure, including the design of water and wastewater conveyance systems, storm water controls, and erosion and sedimentation plans.
  • Transportation engineering – focusing on the design, planning and construction of transportation systems, or geotechnical engineering – working with the earth, rock and soil that supports all structures

The Civil Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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Civil Engineering Courses

Your class schedule will include core courses for your major, Gen Next general education classes, and electives. 

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
EPADS IEGR 1003 Credits
Sustainable EngineeringCVE 2103 Credits
Structural AnalysisCVE 3403 Credits
Civil Engineering Professional Practice SeminarCVE 4053 Credits
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This is day one. From your first semester on campus through graduation day, York College offers expert advice, professional development opportunities, and personalized support to help you navigate the choices that influence your future. 

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Meet the Faculty

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Stephen Kuchnicki
Stephen N. Kuchnicki, Ph.D.
Chair, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Paul Ackerman
Paul J. Ackerman, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Payam Borumand
Payam Borumand
Assistant Professor
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology
Scott Hamilton
Scott R. Hamilton, PH.D, P.E., F.ASCE
Professor, Civil Engineering
Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology

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