You probably know what an architect does, but what about a civil engineer? Civil engineering involves the long-term planning and maintenance of the human habitat. From sidewalks to cities, civil engineers are charged with the task of developing civil infrastructure while also serving as stewards of the environment.
A dual degree in architecture and civil engineering combines these big-picture issues with hands-on design and planning. At Catholic University, you will take courses in architecture and engineering along with core classes in the liberal arts that will develop your critical thinking and writing skills.
The interdisciplinary professional training offered by the dual degree in architecture and civil engineering will make you a competitive candidate in the job market after graduation. You will be armed with a strong technical foundation, hands-on design experience, and a broad base of knowledge in the liberal arts.
Four Year, Pre-Professional double degree
The Catholic University of America's undergraduate joint degree program in Architecture and Civil Engineering is a pre-professional duel program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. This is a five-year, 184-credit-hour joint program that balances liberal arts with architectural design studios, architecture and engineering core and elective courses for those desiring a foundation in the fields of architecture and civil engineering. This program prepares students interested in pursuing continued education in a professional degree program or for employment options in fields related to architecture and civil engineering
Why an architecture/engineering degree from Catholic University
Both architects and civil engineers are in high demand. By earning these two degrees simultaneously at The Catholic University of America, you will widen the scope of your professional possibilities and increase your potential for employment. Graduates of the dual degree program at Catholic University find careers with architectural and engineering firms, take teaching positions at universities, or pursue graduate study.
But your degree will do much more for you than secure employment. Architects and civil engineers are engaged citizens and active stewards of their communities. Catholic University takes a holistic view of architecture, with an emphasis on service, ethics, and life-long learning. Your education here will shape you not only as an engineer and architect, but as a whole person.