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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science (BS), Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department provides a program of study in the planning, design and management of civil infrastructure and service systems. Specialty areas of study offered include transportation systems, environmental and water resources, structures, geotechnical, hydrology, and construction engineering and management.


The Program Educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Department are to: 

  1. Assume managerial and/or leadership roles in their chosen professional careers within six years of graduation (e.g. project managers, project engineers, etc). 
  2. Be employed and function well in the civil engineering system and processes, and STEM related areas. 
  3. Make contributions that advance the current state-of-the-practice in technology and/or research of civil engineering systems and processes; and 
  4. Continue their professional development through continuous improvement and life-long learning (e.g. graduate school, professional engineering (PE) licensure, professional certifications, etc.).

Student Outcomes

The civil engineering program student outcomes are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 
  2. 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. 
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  4. 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, economics, environmental, and societal contexts. 
  5. 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. 
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.). These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education & University Requirements


Mathematics and Science Requirements


Engineering Requirements




A. General Education and University Requirements: 45 Credits


*denotes a Department required supporting course which must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

HLTH 103 Strongly recommended

HIST 101  or HIST 105  Strongly recommended

PHIL 109  Strongly recommended

HUMA 201  and PHIL 220  Strongly recommended

B. Mathematics and Science Requirements: 25 Credits

C. Engineering Requirements: 50 Credits


The prerequisite requirements will be strictly enforced. Students MUST have the prescribed prerequisites before registering for a course.

Technical Electives

Transportation Engineering

Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Construction Engineering and Management

Civil Engineering Systems

Multidisciplinary Engineering Elective

Suggested Curriculum Sequence