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Civil Engineering

About Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering emphasize the study of engineering principles and the application of scientific knowledge and technology for the betterment of humankind. The program stresses the team design concept and systems approach to problem solving.

Faculty Advisors

First year freshman students on Academic Probation should meet with Dr. Dan Jansen.

All other students on Academic Probation should meet with Dr. Robb Moss.

For additional information on assigned Faculty Advisors please see the CE/ENVE Faculty Advising Page.

Catalog Changes

These catalog changes apply to CE majors only.

  • Students following the 2011-13 through 2017-19 catalogs who have switched majors may substitute AERO 121 or BMED 101 or CPE 100 or CSC/CPE 123 or EE 111 or ENVE 111 or ENGR 110 or IME 101 or MATE 110 or ME 128 or ME 229 for CE 111.  A petition is not required.
  • Transfer students following the 2001-03 through 2017-19 catalogs may substitute 3 1/2 excess units from a CHEM 124 equivalent course + 1/2 excess unit from a PHYS 131 or 141 or 132 or 133 equivalent course for CHEM 125 (4). A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2011-13 through 2017-19 catalogs may substitute CE/CM 371 (4 units) for ME 302 (3). The excess unit will count as an approved technical elective.  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2013-15 through 2017-19 catalogs may take CM 280 to fulfill the "Approved Engineering Science Elective".  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2005-07 through 2017-19 catalogs can substitute BIO 111 (4 units) for BIO 213 (2 units) + ENGR/BMED 213 (2 units).  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2015-17 catalog may substitute CE 351 (4 units) for CE 352 (4 units).  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2009-11 through 2015-17 catalogs may use no more than 4 combined units of CE 400, CE 500, ENVE 400, and ENVE 500 for technical elective credit.  A petition is not required.

Proposed Course Offerings

Flowcharts

Department flowcharts provide an example of an academic plan. The flowcharts serve as a guide for planning purposes.  

Curriculum Sheets

Curriculum sheets provide an outline of all the requirements needed to complete a degree.

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Multicultural Engineering Program

MEP

International Exchange Program - Study Abroad

IEP

Tutoring for Engineering Major & Support Courses

Tutoring

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