BS Civil Engineering

BS Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering involves the conception, planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life. Civil Engineers are critical problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning.

At the University of Utah, Civil Engineering students take a range of math, science, and technical courses, as well as general interest electives. Through their coursework, our students learn how to apply physical, chemical, and biochemical processes to environmental problems, ultimately improving the quality of life across the globe.

During their senior year, students engage with real clients to engineer integrated design solutions through Salt Lake County in the two course sequence called Professional Practice & Design (4900 and 4910). Learn more about the capstone experience.

Meet with an Academic Advisor to learn more and to plan out your schedule.

CvEEN Engineers Needed

US News & World Report ranked Civil Engineering #4 and Environmental Engineering #3 in their best engineering jobs list in 2020, with the amount of projected jobs exponentially higher for Civil Engineers than any other engineering job on the list.


The following is a suggested four-year schedule for a BS in Civil Engineering. 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. 

Traditional Math Flowchart

Engineering Math Flowchart

Articulation Guide

The articulation guide is a useful tool to determine what classes can transfer to the U. This guide outlines the courses that will directly transfer from other in-state institutions. If you have any questions about these courses, feel free to reach out to an advisor. 


Please review the department policies carefully and reach out to an advisor if you have any questions.