Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Degree Requirements
Listed below are requirements for the BSCE degree. A minimum of 180 credits is required for degree.
There are three ways to enter the major (direct, early, and upper-division admission), and prerequisites differ for each type of admission. For more information on the admissions and prerequisites, see admission overview. A grade of 2.0 is required for each prerequisite course.
Courses marked with the black diamond (♦) below are prerequisites for upper-division admission to the major.
For a print-friendly sheet, see BSCE Degree sheet BSCE Degree sheet. This includes a sample 4-year plan on page 2.
Prerequisite and General Education Requirements
Courses marked with the black diamond (♦) are prerequisites for students applying for upper-division admission to the major. A grade of 2.0 is required for each prerequisite course.
Mathematics 24 cr
♦ MATH 124 Calc/Analytic Geom I (5 cr)
♦ MATH 125 Calc/Analytic Geom II (5 cr)
♦ MATH 126 Calc/Analytic Geom III (5 cr)
MATH 307 Differential Equations (3 cr)
♦ MATH 308 or 318 Matrix Algebra (3 cr)
IND E 315 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3 cr) (preferred),
or STAT 390 (4 cr)
Note: Students who take IND E 315 as an Engineering Fundamental may apply any non-statistics, non-teaching 300-level MATH course towards the mathematics requirement of the BSCE degree. Important: IND E 315 may not be used to satisfy both Mathematics and Engineering Fundamentals requirements.
Sciences 25 cr
♦ CHEM 142 General Chemistry (5 cr)
CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5 cr)
♦ PHYS 121 Mechanics (5 cr)
♦ PHYS 122 Elect-Mag & Osc (5 cr)
PHYS 123 Waves (5 cr)
Engineering Fundamentals 20 cr
♦ AMATH 301 Beg Scientific Computing (4 cr) - Strongly recommended or CSE 142 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
♦ AA 210 Statics (4 cr)
♦ CEE 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 cr)
♦ ME 230 Kinematics & Dynamics (4 cr)
One course from: ME 123, MSE 170, EE 215, IND E 250, AA 260, IND E 280 and IND E 315*. (Students who take IND E 315 may apply any non-statistics, 300-level MATH course, except MATH 354 and 355 towards the mathematics requirement.)
Written Communication 12 cr
♦ English Composition (5 cr)
HCDE 231 Intro to Technical Writing (3 cr)
Additional Composition or Writing (4 cr)
Economics CEE topic requirement
ECON 200 or 201 (5 cr) or IND E 250 (4 cr)
(ECON 200 also counts counts as I & S: IND E 250 also counts as Engineering Fundamentals.)
General Education Requirements
Visual, Literary, & Perf. Arts (VLPA) Selected from University list. (10 cr)
Individuals & Societies (I & S) Selected from University list. (10 cr)
Additional VLPA and/or I&S (4 cr)
CEE Major Upper-Division Requirements (34 cr)
CEE Junior Year Courses
CEE 307 Construction Engineering (5 cr)
CEE 317 GeoSurveying (5 cr)
CEE 327 Transportation Engineering (5 cr)
CEE 337 Construction Materials (5 cr)
CEE 347 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (5 cr)
CEE 357 Environmental Engineering (5 cr)
CEE 367 Geotechnical Engineering (5 cr)
CEE 377 Introduction to Structural Design (5 cr)
CEE Senior Year Courses
Professional Practice and Capstone 7 cr
CEE 440 Professional Practice (2 cr)
Capstone Design Course (5 cr)
(Choice of: CEE 441 Construction/Transporation Capstone; CEE 442 Structural/Geotech Capstone; CEE 444 Environmental Engineering; or CEE 445 Water/Hydrology Capstone.) Capstone course must be completed with miminum 2.0 grade.
Technical Electives 15 cr
Students must take at least one "core" course from three of the six different areas selected from the Core Course List, plus any additional CEE 400-level course not used elsewhere. Core courses used to satisfy the three areas must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0.
Upper-Division Engineering and Science 12 cr
Choice of ANY additional CEE 400-level courses (not used elsewhere), and courses from the approved list of non-departmental course.
To bring the balance of credits to180 required for degree.