BSCE Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is a broad-based program which covers the department's six areas of engineering emphasis: construction, transportation, structural, geotechnical, water (hydrology/hydrodynamics), and environmental engineering. The BSCE degree is appropriate for students interested in general civil or in any of one of these sub-areas.
Students must complete a minimum of 180 credits to graduate, comprised of program prerequisites, general education courses and upper-division coursework. Study abroad programs that focus on civil and environmental engineering can also count toward degree requirements.
Students complete roughly 90 credits of general education courses, depending on course options selected. Students will typically complete the major of these classes in the freshmen and sophomore years.
Beginning junior year, students complete upper-division major coursework. In the junior year, students typically complete the eight required 300-level CEE courses in a pre-arranged sequence called "tracks." Each track consists of the same eight classes, but the courses are simply arranged in a different sequence to best accommodate students in lab courses. In the senior year, students explore areas of their interest while taking courses to meet Technical Elective and Upper-Division Engineering & Science Elective requirements. Seniors also complete a capstone design course in a focus area of their choice.