Discover Civil Engineering

Civil engineering encompasses the structures and systems of a functioning society. From the water people drink to the roads they travel on, the work of civil engineers serves and benefits society every day.

The civil engineering program is recognized for its practical curriculum, high academic standards and student-centered emphasis. In addition to the CO-OP experience, students have opportunities to participate in competitions and hands-on projects as part of their studies.

Graduates of Pacific’s civil engineering program have the knowledge, skills and qualities necessary to pursue professional licensure and advanced level studies, practice engineering, and lead in the profession and in their communities.

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

Makenna Brown
What's it like to work on a tunnel project?

Makenna Brown is in a dual-degree program at Pacific where she is working on her Bachelor of Science and master’s degrees in civil engineering. She is getting hands-on experience in her field by working on a water tunnel project in Seattle, Washington. 

Civil Engineering areas of emphasis

Design and supervise the construction of systems for water treatment, waste disposal, and air and water pollution control.

Plan, design, manage, and supervise the construction of infrastructure including structures, foundations, water supply, flood control, water treatment, and transportation systems.

Design and supervise the construction of structures of various forms, including bridges and buildings.

Design and supervise the construction of systems for water supply, hydropower, irrigation, drainage, flood control and navigation


Engineering major Rogelio Garcia
Student success
California's top civil engineering student

Rogelio was honored as co-recipient of the California Civil Engineering Student of 2021.

"I am pleased that more opportunities are opening for students of color and women in engineering. That is a priority for our school. The Pacific experience was the right one for me.”

Rogelio Garcia '21
BS, MS, Civil Engineering

Exceptional professional outlook

Recent graduates of Pacific’s civil engineering program have gone on to work at:

  • BKF Engineers
  • Great Lakes Environmental and Infrastructure
  • HDR
  • Teichert Construction
  • City of Stockton Public Works 
  • Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger
students working on bridge construction

Earn while you learn

As part of the civil engineering program, students complete a two academic term, paid CO-OP working in the civil engineering industry while earning an average of $3,700 a month. These professional experiences give students a competitive edge in the engineering job market after graduation.

Blended MSE option

Students enrolled in the civil engineering program can work with their academic advisors to start taking graduate courses as they complete undergraduate degree requirements.  Please contact Dr. Vivek Pallipuram for more information about the blended program and for an application.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Engineering

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Civil Engineering program are expected to:

  • Plan, design, evaluate, construct, operate, maintain, analyze, advance, and manage civil engineering systems
  • Pursue professional licensure and certifications
  • Engage in life-long learning and pursue advanced level studies
  • Demonstrate leadership skills through career advancement and active participation in the civil engineering profession and in the community

Civil Engineering Outcomes

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic YearEnrollment (fall census)Awarded Degrees

Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship Application Instructions

How to Apply

  • Visit
  • Sign in using your Pacific Net ID and Password
  • Complete the General Application
  • Complete the Conditional SOECS Application
  • Choose "Apply" for any recommended scholarship opportunities based on your responses and academic profile.  Please read the scholarship criteria carefully to confirm that you are qualified BEFORE you apply.
  • You will need to upload an unofficial transcript.


Any Engineering or Computer Science Major

Maryam H. Dashti Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Merit-Based; first preference for a student from Kuwait; second preference for a student from Gulf States Region; third preference for international student

B.G. Glenn A Goddard Veteran's Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Merit-Based, currently serving in a military reserve program, honorably discharged veteran or participant in ROTC program.

Robert L. Heyborne Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Merit-Based, full-time undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA, Junior/Senior standing preferred

George and Sue Schroeder Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Undergraduate School of Engineering & Computer Science student, Minimum 3.2 GPA

Paul M. Sensibaugh Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Merit-Based, preference for students who have graduated or transferred from San Joaquin County Schools

Louise Stark Endowed Scholarship for Women Engineers
Qualification Criteria: Need-Based, Undergraduate Female, Good Academic Standing, minimum 2.5 GPA


Any Engineering Major

Hamma Fund Scholar (administered by Dean's Office)
Qualification Criteria: Merit-Based, last two semesters of Undergrad Program with the goal of enrolling in Master's Program at Pacific, Member of Tau Beta Pi (Award covers 1 fiscal year of graduate school, including books)

Minority Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Need-Based, Preference for African American or other underrepresented ethnicities

Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Need-Based, full-time Engineering major, minimum of 3.0 GPA


Civil Engineering Majors Only

Beavers Charitable Trust/Kannon Family Heavy Construction Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Need Based, Civil/Eng. Mgmt. Student, Junior/Senior/Graduate Status, U.S. Citizen, Career Goal in Heavy Construction Industry; Co-op with Heavy Civil Contractor preferred

Civil Engineering and Engineering Management Scholarship Fund
Qualification Criteria: Need Based, preference to second-year student, Minimum 2.50 GPA, strong academic record or significant service contributions preferred

Robert C. Collet Memorial Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Need Based, undergraduate Civil student, Minimum 3.0 GPA

Robert C. and Bette A. Collet Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Need Based, undergraduate Civil student, Historically underrepresented in Civil Field, Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred

John C. Goble Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Civil Engineering undergraduate student, Minimum 3.0 GPA

Robert C. Johanson Endowed Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Merit Based, Civil Engineering student, Minimum 3.0 GPA

Kass Family Endowed Engineering Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Full time student, Middle Income Family, Junior/Senior/Grad standing, Minimum 3.0 GPA, preference for US Citizen

Teichert Foundation Endowed Engineering Scholarship
Qualification Criteria: Need Based, preference for Civil/EMGT (civil concentration), Junior/Senior standing, full or part time student, Minimum 3.0 GPA

Contact Us

Engineering students with Professor
School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Engineering and Computer Science
Khoury Hall
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211