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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

The following are recommended enrollments:

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree Requirements

Students take required courses and select electives that best fulfill their personal goals from the following general areas of study. A total of 132 credit hours is required for graduation.

Mathematics (18 hours)

MATH 121 Calculus I 5
MATH 122 Calculus II 5
MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations 3
MATH 290 Elementary Linear Algebra 2
MATH 526 Applied Mathematical Statistics 3

Basic Sciences (16 hours)

PHSX 211 General Physics I 4
PHSX 212 General Physics II 4
CHEM 150 Chemistry for Engineers 5
Science elective (minimum of 3 hours). One course chosen from the following list: 3
General Civil Engineering: GEOL 101, GEOL 105, GEOL 351, GEOL 551, or an approved physics or chemistry elective  
Environmental Engineering: ATMO 105, ATMO 521, BIOL 100, BIOL 400, BIOL 414, BIOL 660, CHEM 622, CHEM 646, GEOG 358, GEOG 521, GEOL 101, GEOL 302, GEOL 351, GEOL 551  

General Education Component (21-22 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3
ECON 104 Introductory Economics (4) or
ECON 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or
ECON 144 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
3-4
Humanities 3
Social sciences 3
An additional 3 hours in humanities or social sciences 3

Basic Engineering Sciences (28 hours)

CE 201 or ME 201 Statics (2) and CE 300 Dynamics (3) or
CE 301 Statics and Dynamics (5)
5
CE 310 Strength of Materials 4
CE 330 Fluid Mechanics 4
CMGT 357 Engineering Economics 3
CE 192 Civil Engineering Graphics 3
EECS 137 Visual Basic for Engineers (3) or
EECS 138 Introduction to Computing: C++, Fortran (3)
3
2 of the following courses:
ME 312 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics (3) or
C&PE 512 Process Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
ME 306 Science of Materials (3) or
ARCE 350 Building Materials Science (3) or
EECS 315 Electric Circuits and Machines (3)
6
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Undergraduate Concentrations

Students may identify broad concentrations in either general civil engineering or environmental engineering. Within these, students may choose elective courses to permit additional exposure to selected areas of civil or environmental engineering such as transportation, structural, geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering. In environmental engineering, electives may be selected to focus on water quality and treatment, bioremediation, solid and hazardous wastes, air quality, and air pollution control.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences and Introduction to Design

General Civil Engineering Option (23 hours)

CE 240 Surveying 3
CE 455 Hydrology 3
CE 461 Structural Analysis 4
CE 477 Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science 3
CE 487 Soil Mechanics 4
CE 480 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
CE 412 Structural Engineering Materials (3) or
CE 484/CE 684 Material for Transportation Facilities (3)
3

Environmental Engineering Option (20 hours)

CE 240 Surveying 3
CE 455 Hydrology 3
CE 461 Structural Analysis 4
CE 477 Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science 3
CE 487 Soil Mechanics 4
CE 412 Structural Engineering Materials (3) or
CE 484/CE 684 Material for Transportation Facilities (3)
3

Engineering Analysis and Design

General Civil Engineering Concentration (16 hours)

Structural Engineering Design (6 hours)  
CE 562 Design of Steel Structures 3
CE 563 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (4 hours)  
CE 576 Municipal Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (4) or
CE 552 Water Resources Engineering Design (4)
4
Elective Courses (6 hours)
CMGT 500 Construction Engineering (3)
CE 582 Highway Engineering (3)
CE 588 Foundation Engineering (3)
CE 576 Municipal Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (if not taken as Water Resources and Environmental Elective) (4)
CE 552 Water Resources Engineering Design (if not taken as Water Resources and Environmental Elective) (4)
6

Environmental Engineering Concentration (20 hours)

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (8 hours)  
CE 552 Water Resources Engineering Design (4) 4
CE 576 Municipal Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (4) 4
Structural Design Elective (3 hours)  
CE 562 Design of Steel Structures (3) or
CE 563 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3)
3
Civil Engineering Design Elective (3 hours)  
CMGT 500 Construction Engineering (3) or
CE 582 Highway Engineering (3) or
CE 588 Foundation Engineering (3)
3
Environmental Engineering Principles Elective (3 hours)  
CE 570 Concepts of Environmental Chemistry (2) and CE 571 Environmental Chemical Analysis (1) or
CE 573 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering (3)
3
Environmental Design Elective (3 hours)  
CE 574 Design of Air Pollution Control Systems (3) or
CE 755 Free Surface Flow I (3) or
CE 757 Pipe-Flow Systems (3) or
CE 791 Waste Facility Siting and Design (3)
3

Electives in Selected Areas of Emphasis (0-10 hours for general civil emphasis, 0-9 for environmental emphasis)

To bring the total number of hours to 132, students may take the following courses: additional courses in the areas above; up to 3 additional hours of ROTC courses related to physical sciences, engineering, social sciences, or humanities in excess of the 21 hours required (for those completing the ROTC program); or appropriate technical courses. Students following the general civil program need 0-10 hours, and students following the environmental program need 0-9 hours.

Suggested Electives

  • CE 191 Introduction to Civil Engineering (2)
  • ENGL 362 Foundations of Technical Writing (3)

Credit for ROTC Courses

A maximum of 6 credit hours of ROTC may be used:

  1. 3 hours of ROTC may be substituted for COMS 130.
  2. If the ROTC course is related to the physical sciences or engineering, 3 credit hours may be used as electives in engineering technology and design.

Credit for Foreign Language

  1. In the civil engineering concentration, up to 16 hours of foreign language with proper planning (usually 6 hours).
  2. In the environmental concentration, up to 15 hours of foreign language with proper planning (usually 6 hours).
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