Skip to Main Navigation


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers provide a higher quality of life for our world.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a road map that leads to a professional engineering degree that emphasizes the concepts needed to properly design, construct, and maintain naturally and/or physically built systems such as highways, bridges, water treatment plants & buildings.

Key Benefits

The Civil Engineering program at the University of Mississippi boasts an excellent student/faculty ratio (18 to 1) and has been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. since 1949.

Graduate Outcomes

A graduate of this program may pursue a successful professional career as a structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, water resources engineer, environmental engineer, transportation engineer, construction engineer, site development civil engineer, or a municipal engineer.

Experiences Offered

Civil Engineering students are encouraged to participate in co-op, internships, study abroad, study USA, undergraduate research, and many student organizations dedicated to the profession.


B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering Faculty

The University of Mississippi Civil Engineering department draws its strength from its highly-dynamic and qualified faculty, whose diverse interests and experiences serve our students and surrounding communities.

Jacob Najjar
Professor of Civil Engineering
Ahmed Al-Ostaz
Brevard Family Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Center for Graphene Research and Innovation
Christopher L Mullen
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Elizabeth Kaye Ervin
Adjunct Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Cris Surbeck
Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering
Hunain Alkhateb
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Hakan Irfan Yasarer
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Grace McMahen Rushing
Lecturer in Civil Engineering and Lecturer in General Engineering
Matteo D'Alessio
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Amir Mehrara Molan
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Mohammad Al-Hamdan
Director of NCCHE, Research Professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, and Professor of Civil Engineering

Specific requirements for the B.S.C.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102, or Hon 102; Math 261-264, Math 353; Chem 105, 115; Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Csci 251, Engr 309, 310, 312, 323, 400; C E 101, 102, 205, 207, 208, 305, 311, 315, 371, 401, 405, 412, 413, 417, 431, 433, 455, 456, 472, and 481; 3 hours of basic science elective; at least 6 hours from List A technical electives (C E 414, 435, 495, 500, 513, 514, 516, 536, 541, 572, 574, 575, 581, Engr 573); and no more than 9 additional hours from List B technical electives (Category B.I: any course from List A; Category B.II: C E 511, 521, 531, 570, 578, 585, 590, Engr 321, 360, 497, 541, 547, 555, 571, 591, 593, G E 440, 450; other courses with the approval of the student's adviser and department chair including any relevant independent study course, e.g., Hon 401, C E 497, Engr 596, 597, 598; Category B.III: No more than one course from the approved list of the business minor.

Freshmen may directly enroll in B.S.C.E. with an ACT Math score of at least 24 (or SAT equiv) or 3.2 high school core GPA. Students transferring to the program from other majors or other institutions must have 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as 24 ACT Math score or 76 ALEKS math placement score or B in MATH 125 or higher math class.

Lucy Priddy, PhD

Dr. Priddy is the Associate Technical Director for Military Engineering at US Army Engineer Research & Development Center in Vicksburg, MS. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 2002. While at the university, she served as the president of ESB, Tau Beta Pi, and ITE.

Student Organizations

Civil Engineering students may pursue many activities outside the classroom that will help them succeed. Related University of Mississippi student organizations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and many others.