Engineering Major

Carroll students inspect a water supply well in Kawango Village, Uganda.

Engineering for Life

What engineering programs does Carroll offer?
  • Civil Engineering Program (2 options)
  • Dual Degree 3-2 Program
  • Engineering Graduate 4-2 Program

Carroll offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering.  Within the Civil Engineering program, we offer two options:

  • The General Civil Engineering degree provides students with broad-based knowledge and skills in water resources, environmental protection, structures, and transportation.
  • The Civil Engineering degree with an Environmental emphasis allows students to take select courses in air and water quality, energy and the environment, public health and the environment, and land and stream restoration.

Students can also supplement their BS degree with a certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or Project Management.

The Civil Engineering program at Carroll is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

You can also consider the Dual Degree (3-2) Program that Carroll offers in affiliation with other engineering colleges and universities.  You will earn a Bachelor of Arts in engineering mathematics from Carroll College in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from another accredited engineering school. After completing three years at Carroll as a 3-2 student, you are eligible to apply for admission and transfer to one of four affiliated universities for two years of additional study in your chosen engineering field.

To provide the widest range of opportunities for students interested in mathematics and engineering, Carroll also offers the Engineering Graduate 4-2 Program which leads to a masters degree in the engineering field of your choice after completing a bachelors degree in mathematics at Carroll.

What makes Carroll Engineering unique? 
  • With a low 12:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio, students get to know their professors who focus on teaching and advising. 

  • Our engineering programs pair a high-quality technical education with a Liberal Arts Education, through which students learn equally important life skills, such as learning to develop and express informed opinions, effectively communicating complex ideas and concepts, and better understanding the diversity of people and their environments. Developing these skills gives Carroll engineering graduates key advantages in their professional careers. 

  • The engineering lab on campus is fully-equipped and even includes a gas grill for the occasional barbecue. 

  • Graduates consistently earn competitive jobs and are accepted to top graduate schools.

  • Students have great access to internships and research opportunities at local and national locations.

  • Carroll offers abundant local, national, and international service opportunities.

  • Helena provides amazing outdoor recreation and adventure - and there are many campus events to help you get out and experience Montana (click here to see what events are happening at Carroll right now!).

  • Join our chapter of Engineers Without Borders and work on service projects in Guatemala or Uganda as early as your freshman year.

  • Join our chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and participate in the annual symposium held at one of many Pacific Northwest campuses.  You could help build a concrete canoe and steel bridge - just two of many competitions held each year!

Want to hear directly from our Engineering students?

We thought it would be helpful for future Carroll Saints to be able to listen to actual stories from actual engineering students about their time at Carroll.  

Click here for Carroll College Engineering page on Spotify!   Here you can find these 6 podcast-like discussions about life as an Engineering student at Carroll:


Prospective students and their parents may schedule in-person trips to Carroll. You can meet with an admission counselor, attend a class, meet with a professor, eat lunch with current students, and/or sit down with financial aid. To schedule a visit to Carroll, please call 406-447-4384 or click here to request a visit

Big Visit Days are scheduled throughout the year.  Please click here for more information!

The Possibilities after You Graduate

As an engineering graduate from Carroll, you’ll be in a position to help solve problems facing people and communities around the world, earn an excellent salary in a high-demand profession, and pursue an advanced degree in engineering or other disciplines. Our recent graduates have entered the workforce, joined the Peace Corps, been accepted to top graduate programs, started their own businesses, moved into management and executive positions, and enjoyed fulfilling careers in private engineering consulting firms, manufacturing, construction, and government agencies.

Click here to read personal alumni stories and see where a Carroll Engineering degree can lead!