Undergraduate Program of Study

 
Four-year schedule:
The following is a suggested four-year schedule for a BS in Civil Engineering for the 2016-2017 Handbook. Taking these courses in the years shown will ensure that you have the prerequisites for the following year’s courses. All students take the same engineering courses during their freshman, sophomore, and part of their junior years. Students then select different technical electives to take during their junior and senior year.
 
Freshman Year: Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CVEEN 1000 Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering 2
LEAP 1501 (E-Leap) Social & Ethical Implications of Engineering 3
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 General Chemistry Lab I 1
MATH 1310 Engineering Calculus Ia 4
WRTG 2010 or ESL 1060 Intermediate Writing or Advanced Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English 3

Total 17


Freshman Year: Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
LEAP 1500 (E-Leap) LEAP Seminar in Humanities for Engineers 3
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists & Engineers Ib 4
PHSY 2215 Physics for Scientists & Engineers Lab Ic 1
CHEM 1220 General Chemistry IId 4
MATH 1320 Engineering Calculus II 4

Total 16

a Students who have taken AP Calculus in high school may replace these courses with Honors MATH 1311 or 1321. Please see the Academic Advisor for further information on your placement. b Students must take PHYS 2210 after MATH 1310 or 1210. c Students must take an additional lab course: PHYS 2215 (recommended), or CHEM 1225, or CHEM 2315. d Students can chose between CHEM 1220, or CHEM 2310, or PHY S 2220. Students should check with their advisors to see which of these options is best for their program.


 
Sophomore Year: Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MG EN 2400 Surveying 3
CVEEN 2300 Engineering Economics 2
CVEEN 2310 Statistics/Economics 2
MSE 2170 or CH EN 2300 Elements of Material Science for Civil Engineerse
 Thermodynamics
1.5
2
CVEEN 2010 Staticsf 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
Total 15.5 or 16
 
Sophomore Year: Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CVEEN 2140 Strength of Materials 3
MG EN 1050 Technical Communication 2
CS 1000 Engineering Computing 3
MATH 3140 Vector Calculus and PDES 4
ME EN 2030 Particle Dynamics 3
Total 15 e Students must take 1 of 2: MSE 2170 Material Science or CH EN 2300 Thermodynamics. Students can complete MSE 2160, Elements of MSE (full semester), to meet their Additional Science Requirement (ASR). Students who take MSE 2160 to meet their ASR must complete Ch EN 2300 to ful ll the 1 of 2 requirement. f Students must take Statics before CVEEN 2140 and ME EN 2030.
 
Junior Year: Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CVEEN 3000 Seminar 0.5
CVEEN 3210 Structural Load & Analysis 3
CVEEN 3410 Hydraulics 3
CVEEN 3415 Hydraulics Labg 1
CVEEN 3520 Transportation Engineering 3
CVEEN 3510 Civil Engineering Materials 3
CVEEN 3100 Technical Communications for Civil Engineers 3

Total 16.5


Junior Year: Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CVEEN 3310 Geotechnical Engineering 4
CVEEN 3610 Environmental Engineering 3
CVEEN Technical Electiveh 3
Additional Science Requirementi 3
Intellectual Explorationj 3

Total 16

g CVEEN 3415 must be taken concurrently with CVEEN 3410 h Students select from Primary and Secondary offerings explained on page 26 of Undergraduate Handbook. i See Undergraduate Handbook. j All Student must take 2 Fine Arts, 2 Humanities, and 2 Social & Behavioral Science courses to fulfill the Intellectual Exploration requirements. 3 credits must be designated as a Diversity Course and 3 credits must be designated as a International Requirement.
 
Senior Year: Fall Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CVEEN 4000 Seminar 0.5
CVEEN Technical Electiveh 3
CVEEN Technical Electiveh 3
CVEEN Technical Electiveh 3
Intellectual Explorationi 3
Intellectual Explorationi 3
Total 15.5
 
Senior Year: Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CVEEN 4910 Professional Practice & Design 3
CVEEN Technical Electiveh 3
CVEEN Technical Electiveh 3
Intellectual Explorationj 3
American Institutionsk 3
Total 15 kStudents select from Econ 1740, Hist 1700, or Pols 1100.