Civil Engineering

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Civil engineers use imagination, creativity, and technical knowledge to design, construct, and maintain the systems that keep our society functioning.

Building bridges, railroads and airports, highways, mass transit systems, dams, waste disposal and environmental protection systems, water supplies, and harbors and beaches are examples of the types of structures and systems with which civil engineers work.

Widener’s civil engineering program provides a broad-based education in a supportive environment that encourages inquisitive, analytical, and creative thinking, and also exposes students to real-world practical aspects of the civil engineering profession.

The civil engineering program, which is ABET accredited, can be completed in four years with or without an optional cooperative education experience.

The Civil Engineering program provides:

  • A basis in the natural and engineering sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.
  • A required introduction to several subdisciplines within civil engineering including environmental, structural, geotechnical, and transportation engineering.
  • An opportunity to participate in our co-op Program.
  • An opportunity to specialize in one of the subdisciplines through senior year elective courses.

ABETWidener Undergraduate Civil Engineering Program is accredited by The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

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1821 Experience

The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.

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Summit Widener

Summit Widener
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.

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ELEVATE

ELEVATE
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.

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Oskin Leaders

Oskin Leaders
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.

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PSC/Bonner Leaders

PSC/Bonner Leaders Program
This program connects Widener students with a service movement of college students around the country. Students in the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leaders Program complete 300 hours of community service and a variety of leadership activities.