BSCE General


This is the most comprehensive BS program offered by the Department, proving a well-rounded education and the maximum amount of flexibility in terms of career choices.

The general civil engineering program includes the following technical areas:

  • Basic civil engineering principles
  • Structural Engineering and structural mechanics
  • Geology and geotechnical engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Computer methods in engineering
  • Structural systems design
  • Risk analysis in civil engineering
  • Engineering economics or law for engineers
Freshman and Sophomore years:

Fundamental disciplines

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computers
  • Engineering graphics.
Junior and senior years:

Required courses and electives in the six major areas of civil engineering

  • Structural engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Construction
  • Environmental engineering
  • Water resources
  • Transportation.

Program Requirements

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

Pre-major Requirements:

Chemistry Requirement
CHEM 105aL: General Chemistry or CHEM 115aL: Advanced General Chemistry

Math Requirement
MATH 126: Calculus II
MATH 226: Calculus III
MATH 245: Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I

Physics Requirement
PHYS 151L: Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 152L: Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

Other Requirements
GEOL 305Lx: Introduction to Engineering Geology

Major Requirements:

ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman Academy

Civil Engineering
CE 106: Introduction to Civil Engineering
CE 107: Introduction to Civil Engineering Graphics
CE 108: Introduction to Computer Methods in Civil Engineering
CE 119: Probability Concepts and Civil Engineering
CE 215: Statics and Dynamics
CE 225: Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

CE 309: Fluid Mechanics
CE 334L:
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
CE 358: Elementary Theory of Structures
CE 408: Risk and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering
CE 451: Water Resources Engineering
CE 453: Water Quality Science and Engineering
CE 456: Structural Design I
CE 467L: Geotechnical Engineering
CE 471: Principles of Transportation Engineering

Capstone Course
CE 480: Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone

Courses from Other Engineering Departments
*AME 310: Engineering Thermodynamics I or EE 202L: Linear Circuits or EE 326L: Essentials of Electrical Engineering

ISE 460: Engineering Economy

Design Courses
Civil Engineering Design Kernel Course (8 units): select from the following: CE 457, CE 465, CE 476, CE 482, and CE 485.

Civil engineering electives (2 units) may be chosen freely.

*Students who complete MATH 125 before MATH 126 will be excused from completing AME 310, EE 202L, or EE 326L. 

Published on February 13th, 2017

Last updated on July 26th, 2021