October 28, 2011
Writer: Writer: Stephen Henderson

Brigham Young University-Idaho will soon offer a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Junior-level courses will be available Fall 2012.

“This has been the most requested degree by students, their parents and the industry in general,” said Garth Miller, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. “When we meet with professionals, they’re constantly asking for civil engineering majors. The need for engineers who can update the nation’s aging roads, bridges and other infrastructures has never been greater.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineers are expected to experience 24 percent employment growth during the next decade, compared to 11 percent average growth in all other occupations.

Until now, the department has offered only an associate of applied science degree in civil engineering. For more information regarding the new degree, contact Garth Miller at millerg@byui.edu.