Undergraduates majoring in civil engineering, or CE, are required to complete 128 credits from the following areas of study:

  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Additional basic science
  • General education
  • English composition
  • Engineering science outside the department
  • CE core courses
  • CE technical electives

The civil engineering core curriculum consists of introductory-level courses in each of the CE subdiscipline areas: construction engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water resource engineering and hydrology, and transportation engineering. These courses include a basic design topic considered relevant by practitioners, ensuring every graduate has exposure to design in each of the CE subdisciplines.

For your technical electives you may select an emphasis area from any of the subdisciplines for further in-depth study, or you may pursue more generalized studies by taking advanced courses across the subdisciplines. Of the four technical electives required, one must be taken from the list of design-oriented courses. The remainder may be design-oriented or analysis-oriented courses.


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