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.
Widener 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.
Dean Fred Akl
Professor Fred A. Akl, dean of the School of Engineering, discusses his work with NASA during the STS-63 and STS-71 space shuttle missions.
At the Health Annex
Lynn Freda, a nurse and graduate student in Widener's Family Nurse Practitioner master's program, talks about her experiences working with Dr. Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, associate professor at the School of Nursing.
Dr. Marina Barnett
Dr. Marina Barnett, associate professor in the Center for Social Work Education, talks about the leadership qualities she sees in her students. Also, Dr. Barnett gives an amazing Widener rallying cry. Check it out!
Catherine Rawlings '14
Catherine Rawlings, a junior from West Chester, Pa., talks about why she participates in the AmeriCorps Community Fellows program at Widener.
Dr. Jeannette Wyatt
Assistant Professor Jenny Wyatt discusses the work and impact of the Widener Center for Violence Prevention.
Dr. Nadine McHenry
Associate Professor Nadine McHenry talks about the importance of exposing teacher candidates to schoolchildren from different contexts.
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.
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.
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.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.