On May 22, Shippensburg University received approval for its fifth engineering program from the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is the first civil engineering program in the State System.

The program will prepare students for careers in the design, inspection and management of structures, transportation systems and environmental systems.

A forecasted need for nearly 14,000 civil engineers by 2024, makes it one of the most in-demand fields in the Commonwealth. Ship’s program will address this need, with a unique student-centered approach.

Blending the teaching of theory with hands-on experience, students will be well prepared to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. Designed to include courses offered at many State System institutions, as well as at the region’s community colleges, transfer agreements make the program affordable and accessible.

“Students in the program will gain experience working in inter-disciplinary engineering teams, and will have opportunities for internships and practical hands-on applications,” said Dr. Tom Briggs, professor of computer science and engineering.