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.