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B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering


The B.S.C.E. degree emphasizes engineering sciences and civil engineering design with four proficiency areas: structural engineering, water resources and environmental engineering, transportation and construction management, and geotechnical engineering. The curriculum prepares the student for both professional practice and graduate study.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 129

Goals/Mission Statement


  1. To prepare students with a broad-based education for entering the civil and other related engineering professions, for advanced studies, and for careers in research;

  2. To provide a top quality research program and graduate education in selected areas of science and engineering with its impact extending to regional, national, and global communities; and

  3. To provide service to citizens, industry, and government via technological and educational innovations.


Our graduates will be leaders of the profession and the society.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates should be engaged in analyzing, designing, and overseeing construction of civil infrastucture systems.

  2. Graduates will be employed in civil engineering and related professions or will be pursuing advanced studies.

  3. Graduates will be effective in teamwork, interdisciplinary context, and communicating with technical and broader communities through written, oral, and visual formats.

  4. Graduates will demonstrate professionalism, leadership, and ethical and societal responsibilities; and will be engaged in lifelong learning.

  5. Graduates will be productive and creative, and will rate their education as effective.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the courses specified by the School of Engineering general education requirements, the following are required: Math 263-264 and Math 353; laboratory science to be fulfilled by Chem 105, 115 and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222. Students must also complete at least 18 semester hours of general education requirements. Three hours of the course work must be in economics (Econ 202 or 203 or 310), 3 hours must be in speech or oral communication (Spch 102 or 105), 3 hours in humanities, 3 hours in social science, and 3 hours in fine arts. The remaining 3 hours can be in any of the humanities/fine arts categories. Course categories acceptable for these 18 hours of credit are specified under the general education requirements for the School of Engineering.

Course Requirements

Specific requirements for the B.S.C.E. include Csci 251, Engr 207, 309, 312, 321, 310 or 453, 323, 360 or 362, 400; C E 101, 102, 205, 207, 305, 405, 311, 315, 401, 412, 417, 431, 433, 455, 456, 471, 472, and 481; M E 325; 3 hours of basic science elective and 9 hours of technical electives (selected in consultation with the studentÕs department chair and adviser).

Other Academic Requirements

Students in the Department of Civil Engineering are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to awarding of the baccalaureate degree.

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