Admissions

Civil and environmental engineering is ideal for those with vision and analytic skills. Engineers are challenged to imagine new ways to support the needs of business, industry, public agencies, and nations. They innovatively conserve natural resources, create energy efficient systems, and integrate large structures into the natural environment 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah has one of the nation’s most rapidly growing departments and faculty. The courses our students take toward their ABET accredited Bachelors of Science degree are designed to provide both applicable knowledge and a hands-on experience. Students who enter the program will take a selection of fundamental engineering  courses during their freshman and sophomore years. Upon entering the junior and senior year, students will have the opportunity to take courses that encompass the different areas within civil engineering - environmental, geotechnical, materials, structures, transportation, and water resources - to provide them with the knowledge of different paths that can be pursued within civil engineering.

Incoming Freshman

Steps to Apply:

 

Step One:

Before you can apply for major status, you must be a matriculated student at the University of Utah. To begin, submit your application:

Step Two

If you applied as undeclared or in another major, declare pre-major status in either Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering. This can be done by emailing the Academic Advisor for the major. 

Step Three

Apply for Major Status by completing the following requirements and submitting the online application.

BS Civil Engineering and BS Construction Engineering
Complete 3 of the following courses with a C or higher:
  
MATH 1210/1310Calculus I
MATH 1220/1320Calculus II
CHEM 1210General Chemistry I
PHYS 2210Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
Engineering GPA (EGPA)2.50 or higher 
Cumulative U of U GPA2.00 or higher

Step Four

Apply for Department, College, and University scholarships. View information and deadlines on the College of Engineering Scholarship Page.

Get involved by joining our ASCE student chapter!  Connect with other students. Compete against other universities by building and racing concrete canoes.  Network with industry professionals. 

Transfer Students

Steps to Apply:

 

Step One:

Apply to the University of Utah as a transfer student, and be prepared to send transcripts from your previous universities:    

Step Two

Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to discuss your transfer credits and path toward graduation. It is recommended that you review our Articulation Guides & our course flowchart  to help you determine where you are in the program. 

Step Three

Apply for Major Status by completing the following requirements and submitting the online application.

BS Civil Engineering and BS Construction Engineering
Complete 3 of the following courses with a C or higher:
  
MATH 1210/1310Calculus I
MATH 1220/1320Calculus II
CHEM 1210General Chemistry I
PHYS 2210Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
Engineering GPA (EGPA)2.50 or higher 
Cumulative U of U GPA2.00 or higher

Step Four

Apply for Department, College, and University scholarships. View information and deadlines on the College of Engineering Scholarship Page.

Get involved by joining our ASCE student chapter!  Connect with other students. Compete against other universities by building and racing concrete canoes.  Network with industry professionals.