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Undergraduate Program Requirements

The first two years provide students with building blocks necessary to be successful civil engineers, including proficiency in calculus, engineering mechanics, physics, and chemistry. During the junior year, students receive a broad introduction to the fundamental areas of civil engineering (structures, hydraulics, geotechnical, transportation, environmental, construction materials, and construction engineering and management). In addition, during the senior year, students can select from available emphasis areas that serve to strengthen their undergraduate background. The Civil Engineering program prepares students to work immediately upon graduation in most areas of civil engineering or to pursue graduate degrees.

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering, students must have completed the courses outlined in the first-year student core curriculum (General Engineering). and have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.6 or higher. The Department of Civil Engineering allows eligible students to count up to six hours of graduate credit (6000-and 8000-level courses) toward bachelor's and master's degrees. Students participating in this program must have completed the junior year, earned a minimum 3.4 grade-point average, and approved by the department.

All General Engineering students take the same classes their first term, regardless of their intended major. Coursework in the second term varies. Students should consult with a General Engineering advisor to determine appropriate courses.

General Education Coursework: 31 credit hours required

Courses: 80 credit hours required

Design Technical Requirement: 6 credit hours required

Technical Requirement: 12 credit hours required

Total Credits