Students seeking a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering are required to complete a minimum of 130 credit hours of course work. The curriculum places an emphasis on the study of six areas of civil engineering: structures, environmental, geotechnical, transportation, hydrology and hydraulics, sustainability engineering, urban infrastructure systems and geographic information systems.
In addition to engineering science and design courses, students study mathematics, basic sciences, communications, social sciences and humanities to prepare for work in this diverse profession. Computer skills are also part of the curriculum. They are taught early in the program and used frequently through out later courses, as computer technologies and database management systems are used in many aspects of civil engineering practice today.
For a list of classes students must complete, view the civil engineering undergraduate degree requirements in the university catalog , which clearly outlines all necessary classes. To see a list of core curriculum classes, visit the university catalog.
To help monitor students’ degree progress, advisors meet with students freshman through junior year for mandatory advising. When students have less than 30 credit hours of course work remaining, the 30-hour check is completed as well as mandatory advising.