Undergraduate Plan of Study
Our BS degree curriculum includes 81 units in the major, 24 General Education units, 15 units of electives and all university requirements. When selecting courses, students need to consult with a faculty adviser. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.
All required courses toward the degree must be taken for a letter grade. All required mathematics and science courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better. The exception is MATH 150A , which must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without department approval. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for the major.
Students wishing to earn an Architectural Engineering Emphasis must fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. When choosing their electives, they must consult with an adviser.
The program course flowchart for BS in Civil Engineering lists the required courses as a function of the semester.
The following is a suggested 8-semester layout of courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
Six units from the courses marked with star (*) must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to meet upper division writing requirement.
A.1. Oral Communication (3 units)
HONR 101B - Honors Seminar in Oral Communication (3)
HCOM 100 - Introduction to Human Communication (3)
HCOM 102 - Public Speaking (3)
C.1. Introduction to Arts (3 units)
ART 101 - Introduction to Art (3)
ART 201A - Art and Civilization (3)
ART 201B - Art and Civilization (3)
ART 311 - Foundations of Modern Art (3)
ART 312 - Modern Art (3)
DANC 101 - Introduction to Dance (3)
MUS 100 - Introduction to Music (3)
MUS 101 - Music Theory for Non-Music Majors (3)
C.4. Origins of the World Civilizations (3 units)
HIST 110A - World Civilizations to the 16th Century (3)
HIST 110B - World Civilizations Since the 16th Century (3)
HONR 210A - Honors Seminar: World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HONR 210B - Honors Seminar: World Civilizations since 1500 (3)
D.3. American History, Institutions and Values (3 units)
AFAM 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
AMST 201 - Introduction to American Studies (3)
CHIC 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
HIST 180 - Survey of American History (3)
HIST 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3)
HONR 201A - Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values to 1900 (3)
D.4. American Government (3)
POSC 100 - American Government (3)
HONR 201B - Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values Since 1900 (3)
CEE Technical Elective Courses
EGCE 411 - Structural Dynamics (3)
EGCE 435 - Design of Hydraulic Structures (3)
EGCE 436 - Engineering Hydrology (3)
EGCE 463 - Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3)
EGCE 465 - Planning and Control of Engineering Construction Projects (3) *
EGCE 466 - Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations (3)
EGCE 481 - Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater (3)
EGCE 482 - Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation (3)
EGCE 490 - Senior Seminar in Engineering (1)
EGCE 493 - Structural Systems Emphasis on Highrise Structures (3)
EGCE 496 - Architectural Design (3)
EGCE 497 - Senior Projects (1-3)
EGCE 499 - Independent Study (1-3)