Emphasis - Standard
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
The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) within the School of Engineering (SoE) at the University of Mississippi (UM) strives to continuously improve the quality of its three functions: teaching, research and service. In so doing, the Department shall:
- prepare students with a broad based education for entering the civil and other related engineering professions, for advanced studies, and for careers in research;
- provide a top quality research program and graduate education in selected areas of science and engineering technology with its impact extending to regional, national, and global communities; and
- provide service to citizens, industry, and government via technological and educational innovations.
- Improve and maintain effective state-of-the-art graduate and undergraduate programs
- Perform quality research in line with national trends and achieve national recognition in selected areas
- Become a locally and nationally visible department through professional service
- Build stronger ties with civil engineering alumni
Program Educational Objectives
BSCE Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program at the University of Mississippi, within 3-5 years after graduation, will:
- Practice in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related area to serve society.
- Continue to develop professionally by obtaining advanced degrees, professional registration and/or certification as appropriate for their qualifications and careers.
- Assume leadership roles in their profession and/or communities.
In accordance with ABET accreditation requirements, BSCE students at the University of Mississippi should demonstrate the attainment of the following student outcomes:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
General Education Requirements
Students must complete at least 18 semester hours of general education requirements: 3 hours must be in speech or oral communication (Spch 102 or 105), 3 hours in humanities, 6 hours in social science (including Econ 310), and 3 hours in fine arts. The remaining 3 hours can be in any of the humanities/fine arts categories.
Specific requirements for the B.S.C.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102, or Hon 102; Math 261-264, Math 353; Chem 105, 115; Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Csci 251, Engr 309, 310, 312, 323, 400; C E 101, 102, 205, 207, 208, 305, 311, 315, 371, 401, 405, 412, 413, 417, 431, 433, 455, 456, 472, and 481; 3 hours of basic science elective; at least 6 hours from List A technical electives (C E 414, 435, 495, 500, 513, 514, 516, 536, 541, 572, 574, 575, 581, Engr 573); and no more than 9 additional hours from List B technical electives (Category B.I: any course from List A; Category B.II: C E 511, 521, 531, 570, 578, 585, 590, Engr 321, 360, 497, 541, 547, 555, 571, 591, 593, G E 440, 450; other courses with the approval of the student's adviser and department chair including any relevant independent study course, e.g., Hon 401, C E 497, Engr 596, 597, 598; Category B.III: No more than one course from the approved list of the business minor.
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.
Emphasis - Standard
The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.
B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering
|First Year Writing I||3||Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.|
|First Year Writing II||3||Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.|
|3 hrs fine arts||3||Complete 3 hrs of fine arts with a passing grade chosen from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Courses that satisfy this requirement are any Art History (AH); Liba 130, 204, 314; Mus 101, 102, 103, 104, 105; Danc 200; Thea 201, 202. Students who have completed 30 semester hours of undergraduate coursework may fulfill the requirement with a|
|3 hrs humanities||3||Successfully complete 3 hrs of humanities with a passing grade chosen from the following: African American studies (Aas 201, 202), classics (Clc), environmental studies (Envs 101), gender studies (G St 201, 202), history (Hst), liberal arts (Liba 202, 305, 312), literature (Eng 103, 220-226), philosophy (Phil), religion (Rel), Southern studies 100-level, and either Hon 101 or 102 (if not being used to fulfill composition requirements).|
|3 hrs Lang, Hum or FA||3||Complete 3 additional hours with a passing grade of humanities, languages (modern, Greek, or Latin), or Fine Art|
|3 hrs social sciences||3||Successfully complete 3 hrs of social science with a passing grade chosen from anthropology (Anth), economics (Econ), political science (Pol), psychology (Psy), sociology (Soc), Liba 203, 313, or Hon 101, 102|
|Econ 310||3||Complete Econ 310 with a passing grade.|
|Spch 102 or 105||3||Complete Spch 102 or Spch 105 with a passing grade.|
General Education II
|Math 261 - C min||3||Complete Math 261 with a grade of C or better.|
|Math 262 - C min||3||Complete Math 262 with a C grade or better.|
|Math 263 - C min||3||Complete Math 263 with a C grade or better.|
|Math 264||3||Complete Math 264 with a passing grade.|
|Math 353||3||Complete Math 353 with a passing grade.|
|Chem 105||3||Complete Chem 105 with a passing grade.|
|Chem 115||1||Complete Chem 115 with a passing grade.|
|Phys 211||3||Complete Phys 211 with a passing grade.|
|Phys 212||3||Complete Phys 212 with a passing grade.|
|Phys 221||1||Complete Phys 221 with a passing grade.|
|Phys 222||1||Complete Phys 222 with a passing grade.|
|C E 101/102 or Engr 100||2||Complete C E 101 and C E 102 or complete Engr 100. Coursework must be completed with a passing grade.|
|C E 205||1||Complete C E 205 with a passing grade.|
|C E 207||2||Complete C E 207 with a passing grade.|
|C E 208||1||Complete C E 208 with a passing grade.|
|C E 305||1||Complete C E 305 with a passing grade.|
|C E 311||3||Complete C E 311 with a passing grade.|
|C E 315||3||Complete C E 315 with a passing grade.|
|C E 371||3||Complete C E 371 with a passing grade.|
|C E 401||1||Complete CE 401 with a passing grade.|
|C E 405||1||Complete C E 405 with a passing grade.|
|C E 412||3||Complete C E 412 with a passing grade.|
|C E 417||3||Complete C E 417 with a passing grade.|
|C E 431||3||Complete C E 431 with a passing grade.|
|C E 433||3||Complete C E 433 with a passing grade.|
|C E 455||2||Complete C E 455 with a passing grade.|
|C E 456||3||Complete C E 456 with a passing grade.|
|C E 472||3||Complete C E 472 with a passing grade.|
|C E 481||3||Complete C E 481 with a passing grade.|
|School of Engineering GPA||Must be at least a 2.0|
Major Requirements II
|Csci 251||3||Complete Csci 251 with a passing grade.|
|Engr 309||3||Complete Engr 309 with a passing grade.|
|Engr 310||3||Complete Engr 310 with a passing grade.|
|Engr 312||3||Complete Engr 312 with a passing grade.|
|Engr 323||3||Complete Engr 323 with a passing grade.|
|Engr 400||1||Complete Engr 400 with a passing grade.|
|C E 413||3||Complete C E 413 with a passing grade.|
|3-4 hrs science elective||3||Complete at least 3-4 hours of basic science elective chosen from the following: Bisc 160 and Bisc 161 (must complete both to receive credit), Geol 101, Geol 102, Geol 103, Geol 104, Geol 105, 106, 107, 120, Bisc 102, or Bisc 104.|
|6 hrs Tech Elective A||6||Complete 6 hours of course work from List A technical electives: C E 414, 435, 495, 500, 513, 514, 516, 536, 541, 547, 572, 574, 575, 581, Engr 573.|
|9 hrs Tech Elective B||9||Complete 9 additional hours from List B technical electives (Category B.I: any course from List A; Category B.II: C E 511, 521, 531, 570, 578, 585, 590, Engr 321, 360, 497, 541, 547, 555, 571, 591, 593, G E 440, 450; other courses with the approval of the student's adviser and department chair including any relevant independent study course, e.g., Hon 401, C E 497, Engr 596, 597, 598; Category B.III: No more than one course from the approved list of the business minor.|