Civil Engineering

B.S. in Civil Engineering

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
CE 101 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
Essential Studies 3
 Credits15
Spring
CE 103 Graphical Communication 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
ENGR 200 Computer Applications in Engineering 2
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
Essential Studies 3
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
CE 313 General Surveying 2
CE 313L General Surveying Laboratory 1
ENGR 201 Statics 3
GEOE 203
Earth Dynamics Lab optional
or Introduction to Geology
3
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
 Credits17
Spring
ENGR 202 Dynamics 3
ENGR 203 Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 252
University Physics II
or General Chemistry II
or General Biology I
4
MATH 321
Applied Statistical Methods
or Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments
or Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
3
 Credits16
Junior Year
Fall
CE 301 Civil Engineering Laboratory I 2
CE 306 Fluid Mechanics 3
CE 351 Structural Mechanics 4
CE 412 Soil Mechanics 3
CHE 340

or Engineering Disasters and Ethics
0-3
 Credits12-15
Spring
CE 302 Civil Engineering Laboratory II Essential Studies A category 2
CE 423 Hydraulic Engineering 3
CE 431 Environmental Engineering I 3
CE 451 Steel Design 3
Technical Elective 3
Essential Studies 3
 Credits17
Senior Year
Fall
CE 421 Hydrology 3
CE 432 Environmental Engineering II 3
CE 453 Reinforced Concrete 3
CE 482 Civil Engineering Design I 3
ENGR 460 Engineering Economy 3
Essential Studies 3
 Credits18
Spring
CE 414 Foundation Engineering 3
CE 416 Transportation Engineering 3
CE 444 Contracts and Specifications 3
CE 483 Civil Engineering Design II 3
Technical Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits125-128

Chem 121 and 121L are required. PHYS 252, CHEM 122/122L, or BIOL 150/150 can be taken as a Basic Science Elective. GEOE 203 or GEOL 101 can be taken but it is recommended to take GEOE 203. MATH 321, ChE 315, or ECON 210 can be taken as a statistics course but take MATH 321 if you would like to get a minor in Math. Students can get a minor in Math if they take MATH 321 as a statistics course and MATH 421 as a technical elective without taking a single extra credit hour. ChE 340 or ME 370 can be taken as Ethics course that satisfies social science requirement. CE Technical Electives: CE Department or non-departmental courses specifically approved by CE Department and having direct application in civil engineering practice or Department scheduled CE 397 Cooperative Education experience. All CE graduate courses can be taken as technical elective. Other technical elective courses include: GEOG 474/474L, GEOE 417, MGMT 300, MGMT 395, , etc.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 128. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.