The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program gives students the tools they need to make an impact in tomorrow’s world engineering transportation networks and other infrastructure

Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program gives students the tools they need to make an impact in tomorrow’s world engineering transportation networks and other infrastructure. The program takes advantage of the University’s high-technology capabilities to give students opportunities that are often unavailable elsewhere. Students can develop personal study programs in topics ranging from hurricane and wind engineering to energy conservation, green engineering, and even designing extraterrestrial habitations.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree is housed in the Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering.

Typical First Year

Students begin this program by completing the College of Engineering’s Freshman Engineering Program. The program includes a general education core of Speech and College Success, introductions to engineering and computing, plus courses in calculus, analytical geometry, and physics for engineers.

Degree Details

The program requires successful completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours and may be completed in eight regular semesters. Students entering this program should have high school-level competence in physics and chemistry. They should already be proficient in algebra and trigonometry and prepared to enter Calculus I.

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program requires successful completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours. The program may be completed in eight regular semesters, assuming appropriate background and full-time enrollment. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is needed for all required CIV, AE, EE, EGR, and ES courses, including engineering electives.

Suggested Program of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites (check the course descriptions before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing).

See the Common Year One outline in the Freshman Engineering Program Introduction.

Year One
Credits
See the Common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 32
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Two
CIV 140 Engineering Measurements 1
CIV 140L Engineering Measurements Laboratory 1
CIV 222 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
ES 201 Statics 3
ES 202 Solid Mechanics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 107 Elements of Biological Science 3
PS 107L Biological Science Laboratory 1
PS 139 Principles of Chemistry 3
PS 141 Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 1
PS 250 Physics for Engineers III 3
PS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal34
Year Three
CIV 304 Structural Analysis 3
CIV 307 Civil Engineering Materials I 3
CIV 307L Civil Engineering Materials I Laboratory 1
CIV 311 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
CIV 320 Soil Mechanics 3
CIV 320L Soil Mechanics Laboratory 1
Civil Structures Elective 3
COM 219 Speech 3
ES 204 Dynamics 3
Civil Environmental Engineering Elective 3
Civil Transportation Elective 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Lower-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32
Year Four
CIV 316 Hydraulics 3
CIV 470 Senior Project Preliminary Design 1
CIV 480 Senior Project Final Design 2
CIV 490 The Civil Engineering Profession 1
EE 335 Electrical Engineering I 2
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
Civil Geotechnical Elective 3
Civil Engineering Electives 6
Humanities or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective 3
Technical Electives 6
 Credits Subtotal30
 Credits Total128
Civil Transportation Electives
CIV 447Airport Design I3
CIV 457Airport Design II3
Civil Structures Electives
CIV 431Reinforced Concrete Design3
CIV 432Structural Steel Design3
Civil Geotechnical Electives
CIV 421Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering3
CIV 422Design of Pavement Structures3
CIV 424Rehabilitation of Pavement Structures3
Civil Environmental Electives
See Advisor for course selection. CIV 1-4(99)1-6
Technical Electives
All CIV courses are acceptable. Other courses are to be selected from an approved list of courses maintained by the Civil Engineering program coordinator.
Up to 3 credits of Co-operative Education may be used as Technical elective credits with department or Co-op advisor approval.
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