For students who are thinking of their futures, they unlock their full career potential here at Catholic University with the opportunity to earn two degrees in only 5 years in these interrelated fields. Students will be involved with even more productive projects and opportunities earlier on, and upon graduation often earn direct entry to impressive positions around the world.

The Advantages

Some advantages of a dual degree providing professional training in two separate but interrelated disciplines are:

  • greater understanding of the role each plays in the real world;
  • greater potential for productive work as a professional;
  • expanded employment potential; and
  • expanded career potential.

The Program

The program of study, offered jointly by The School of Architecture and The School of Engineering, leads to two degrees; the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch.) and the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) in 5 years (including one summer session). The program is described in detail below.

A graduate of the dual-degree program may apply for admission to the professional degree program in Architecture at the Catholic University of America, and when admitted, complete the professional degree, Master of Architecture (M. Arch.).


The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. The B.S. Arch. degree is a pre-professional degree leading towards the professional Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) degree which is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Graduates of accredited degree programs are eligible to pursue registration as Professional Engineers (P.E.) and Registered Architects (R.A.).