BS in Civil Engineering

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The Civil Engineering program at the undergraduate level is broadly based and provides courses in the major divisions of Civil Engineering.

Educational Objectives

  •  Will be successful contributors and leaders in their profession and communities.
  •  Will be effective at communicating as professionals to a diverse technical and nontechnical population.
  •  Will have the ability to use their education to be lifelong learners and adapt to changes in technology and society.
  •  Will be able to solve engineering problems in the context of society’s dynamic environmental, social, political, and economic realities.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 128

Students are expected to satisfy all prerequisites and corequisites for all required and elective courses at the time of registration. 

University Core Curriculum(All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Civil Engineering Prerequisites (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required courses:
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
General Chemistry
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Calculus I
Introductory Mechanics
Civil Engineering Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 1301Civil Engineering Fundamentals3
CE 1313Engineering Measurements3
CE 2315Statics3
CE 2334Mechanics of Materials3
CE 2335Geological Engineering3
CE 2338Mechanics II (Dynamics)3
or PHYS 3331 Thermal Physics
CE 2343Structural Analysis3
CE 2373Engr Probability & Statistics3
CE 2375Intro to Fluid Mechanics3
CE 2385Environmental Engr Fundamental3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Civil Engineering Major
Required Courses:
CE 3334Construction Management3
CE 3336Civil Engineering Materials3
CE 3342Water & Waste Water Engr3
CE 3345Design of Concrete Structures3
CE 3348Geotechnical Engineering3
CE 3361Design of Steel Structures3
CE 3456Hydrology & Hydraulic Engr4
CE 4188Senior Design I1
CE 4195Jr.Professional Orientation1
CE 4288Senior Design II2
CE 4339Geostructural Design3
CE 4340Transportation Engineering3
CE 4375Adv. Topics in Civil Engr.3
CE 4376Adv Topics in Civ Engr II3
Lower Division Technical Elective:
Select on course from the following (Only 3 hours apply towards the requirement):3
General Biology
General Chemistry
Matrix Algebra
Introductory Electromagnetism
Upper Division Technical Elective:
Select one course from the followting or any other upper division course from the College of Engineering (excluding CE) or College of Science (Only 3 hours apply towards the requirement). 3
Principles of Accounting I
Adv Topics in Civil Engr III
General Chemistry
Matrix Algebra
Intro to Public Administration
The Public Policy Process
Urban Planning
Technical Writing
Total Hours128
 

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Total Hours6

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Physical Geography
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6