Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Our BSCE curriculum prepares students to enter professional practice as an engineer, where they can design and build our future society and improve the quality of life for people around the globe. It also prepares them to pursue advanced degrees in the field.

The program is designed to provide you with all of the knowledge that is essential for civil engineers. Students take a variety of breadth electives in their junior and senior years to expose them to a wide range of civil engineering specialties. You may also choose to concentrate in some aspects of the field, including environmental systems, geotechnical systems, infrastructure systems and structural systems.

Already know you’re interested in a master’s degree? Consider the BS/MS degree program, where you can start taking graduate courses in your fourth year and earn both degrees in five years. We also offer tons of opportunities to study abroad, co-op or work on research as an undergraduate.

Degree Requirements

The program requires 65 semester hours of coursework, including

  • 29 hours of core CEE classes
  • 12 hours of breadth electives exploring the various areas of the field
  • 18 hours of technical electives
  • 6 additional hours of other approved electives.

Students may choose to specialize in an optional track, focusing their breadth and technical electives in one area of civil engineering to gain a deeper knowledge in a specific area: