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Undergraduate Students

Degree Requirements

Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life**3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity **3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM MATH 170 Calculus I: Concepts and Applications4
FN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab4
FN PHYS 211, 211L Physics I with Calculus with Lab5
FA Arts Course3
FH Humanities course or FH STEM-ED 220 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3-4
FS ENGL 202 Technical Communication3
FS Social Science course in a second field or FS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education (Secondary Education Emphasis)3
CE 280 Civil Engineering Case Studies2
CE 284 Engineering Computational Methods or CS 117 C++ for Engineers2-3
CE 286 Introduction to AutoCAD for Civil Engineers2
CE 320, FCCE 321 Principles of Environmental Engineering and Lab4
CE/ME 330, ME 331 Fluid Mechanics and Lab4
CE 340, FCCE 341 Engineering Properties of Construction Materials and Lab4
CE 350 Mechanics of Materials or ME 350 Engineering Mechanics of Materials3
CE 352 Structures I3
CE 360, CE 361 Engineering Properties of Soils and Lab4
CE 370 Transportation Engineering Fundamentals3
CE 481 Senior Design Project I1
FF CE 483 Senior Design Project II3
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II with Lab4
CMGT 120 Introduction to Construction Management3
CMGT 210 Construction Surveying and Layout2
CMGT 211 Construction Surveying and Layout Lab1
ENGR 180 Communication in Design Thinking3
ENGR 210 Engineering Statics3
ENGR 220 Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 240 Electrical and Electronic Circuits or
ME 302 Thermodynamics I
MATH 175 Calculus II4
MATH 275 Multivariable and Vector Calculus4
MATH 333 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory4
MATH 360 Engineering Statistics or Math 361 Probability and Statistics3
Civil Engineering Design elective*3
Civil Engineering Technical elective*6
Technical Electives3
Circuits-thermodynamics elective chosen from : ENGR 240 Electrical and Electronic Circuits or ME302 Thermodynamics I3
Science elective*3-4
Technical Electives* or STEM-ED 350 Research Methods (Secondary Education Emphasis)3

*All Foundation courses as well as all science, technical and design electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.

In addition, complete the courses listed under the Secondary Education Emphasis below to graduate with a BS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Secondary Education.

Secondary Education Emphasis

Course number and titleCredits
ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education**3
STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 210 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science3
STEM-ED 220 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics**3
STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350 Research Methods**3
STEM-ED 410 Project-Based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching6
This emphasis also needs to complete ED-CIFS 201, STEM-ED 220 and STEM-ED 350.

**Students wishing to take the Secondary Education Emphasis should use STEM-ED 220 as their DLL, ED-CIFS 201 as their second DLS and STEM-ED 350 as their Technical Elective

for older degree requirements see the bottom of this page.

CE Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Why these classes? What is my end-goal with this degree?

Undergraduate Course Plan

Four-year plan and list of elective options. For a visual representation of this plan and how the courses connect to one another, check out this flowchart.

Elective courses

More information about specific courses intended to fulfill elective requirements:

Scheduled Elective Offerings                         Special Topic Offerings

Undergraduate Courses

Course descriptions for required courses for this major:


Departmental Policy (PDF)                        Internships

Admission to Upper Division

The first two years of the curriculum are considered to be lower-division and the remaining two years upper-division. Students must apply for upper-division status in Civil Engineering in order to be admitted to selected upper-division Civil Engineering courses.  Factors considered include overall grade point average, performance in selected lower-division courses and a reflective statement of why you wish to be a Civil Engineer. Upper-division status is only a prerequisite for CE 320, CE 352, CE 360, and CE 370.

Old Degree Requirements

  • 2018-2019 Degree Requirements for a BS Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
  • 2016 – spring of 2018 Degree requirements for a BS degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE)