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The Civil Engineering degree is offered at Colorado Mesa University through the CMU/CU Boulder Engineering Partnership Program and is delivered in its entirety in Grand Junction. The first two years of the program are taught by CMU faculty and the second two years of the program are taught largely by CU Boulder faculty who live permanently in Grand Junction. 

As a civil engineer, you may help build a school to withstand an earthquake, a road system that puts an end to chronic traffic jams or a sports stadium that offers everyone a great view. You could also work on geotechnical field design projects and evaluate the soils, ground water and environmental conditions that impact construction. Civil engineers have made possible some of most spectacular and high-profile engineering feats including the world's tallest building, Taipei 101 in Asia, and the 31-mile "Chunnel" that runs beneath the English Channel.

View program requirements and track program in the CMU CU Boulder Partnership Program.

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

What can I do with a civil engineering degree?

Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world - roads, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, transit systems, water treatment facilities and offshore structures. They solve problems and meet challenges such as pollution, clean drinking water, climate change, energy and transportation needs, urban development and community planning.


Students completing the Colorado Mesa University/University of Colorado Boulder Civil Engineering Partnership Program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. The Civil Engineering Partnership Program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Both Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Educational Objectives

The program objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering are that within five years:

  1. Graduates will be successfully employed in engineering, science or technology careers.
  2. Graduates will be assuming management or leadership roles.
  3. Graduates will engage in continual learning by pursuing advanced degrees or additional educational opportunities through coursework, professional conferences and training, and/or participation in professional societies.
  4. Graduates will pursue professional registration or other appropriate certifications.
  5. Graduates will be engaged in activities that provide benefit to communities.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment in the Partnership Program is defined as the point when a student has been admitted into the Bachelor Science Civil Engineering degree program offered in Grand Junction and begins taking the majority of their classes from CU Boulder faculty (on the CMU campus). Enrollment and graduation data are shown in the table below:

Academic Year 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Junior 0 8 5 9
Senior 0 0 7 6
Graduates 0 0 6 TBD

Enrollment and graduation data that encompasses Partnership Program data is also included on the CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences web site.


Academic Year (AY) Program Sheet Curriculum Flow Chart
2021-2022 Program Sheet (AY 21-22) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 21-22)
2020-2021 Program Sheet (AY 20-21) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 20-21)
2019-2020 Program Sheet (AY 19-20) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 19-20)
2018-2019 Program Sheet (AY 18-19) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 18-19)
2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Program Sheet (AY 16-17, 17-18) Curriculum Flow Chart (AY 16-17, 17-18)

Accepted CMU classes for CU Humanities and Social Sciences Electives

Contact Information

For more information contact Nathan McNeill, director of CMU/CU Engineering Partnership Programs, at 970.248.1623 or [email protected]