Undergraduate Plan of Study

Our BS degree curriculum PDF File Opens in new window  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 Opens in new window , 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 PDF File Opens in new window  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.

Semester Courses

Semester 1 

(14 units)

Oral Communications elective (3)
American Government (3) 
MATH 150A - Calculus I (4) Opens in new window
CHEM 123 - Chemistry for Engineers (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 206 - Computer-Aided Architectural and Civil Engineering Drafting (1) Opens in new window

Semester 2 

(17 units)

American History, Institutions and Values (3)
ENGL 101 - Beginning College Writing (3) Opens in new window
MATH 150B - Calculus II (4) Opens in new window
PHYS 225 - Fundamental Physics: Mechanics (3) Opens in new window
PHYS 225L - Fundamental Physics: Laboratory (1) Opens in new window

EGCE 214 - Engineering Surveying (2) Opens in new window

EGCE 214L - Engineering Surveying Laboratory (1) Opens in new window

Semester 3 

(17 units)

Introduction to Arts (3)
Introduction to the Humanities (3) [Any lower division course in GE C.2 Opens in new window ]
MATH 250A - Calculus III (4) Opens in new window
PHYS 226 - Fundamental Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (3) Opens in new window
PHYS 226L - Fundamental Physics: Laboratory (1) Opens in new window
EGCE 201 - Statics (3) Opens in new window

Semester 4 

(16 units)

Basic Science Elective Course (3) 
Origins of the World Civilizations (3)
MATH 250B - Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4) Opens in new window
EGCE 301 - Mechanics of Materials (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 302 - Dynamics (3) Opens in new window

Semester 5 

(15 units)

EGCE 308 - Engineering Analysis (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 324 - Soil Mechanics (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 325 - Structural Analysis (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 428 - Engineering Hydraulics (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 441 - Environmental Engineering (3) Opens in new window

Semester 6 

(14 units)

Explorations in the Arts and Humanities (3) [Any upper division course in GE C.3 Opens in new window ] Opens in new window

EGCE 324L - Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1) Opens in new window  *
EGCE 325L - Structural Analysis Laboratory (1) Opens in new window  *
EGCE 408 - Reinforced Concrete Design (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 430 - Structural Steel Design (3) Opens in new window

EGCE 468 - Construction Engineering (3) Opens in new window  * Opens in new window

Semester 7 

(14 units)

EGCE 377 - Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory (1) Opens in new window  *
EGCE 401 - Engineering Economics and Professionalism (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 418 - Foundation Design (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 428L - Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory (1) Opens in new window  *
EGCE Technical Electives (6) 

Semester 8 

(13 units)

EGCE 432 - Computer-Aided Design & Analysis in Civil Engineering (3)
EGCE 494 - Design of Civil Engineering Structures (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 494L - Civil Engineering Structural Laboratory (1) Opens in new window
EGCE Technical Electives (6)

A.1. Oral Communication (3 units)
HONR 101B - Honors Seminar in Oral Communication (3) Opens in new window
HCOM 100 - Introduction to Human Communication (3) Opens in new window
HCOM 102 - Public Speaking (3) Opens in new window

C.1. Introduction to Arts (3 units)
ART 101 - Introduction to Art (3) Opens in new window
ART 201A - Art and Civilization (3) Opens in new window
ART 201B - Art and Civilization (3) Opens in new window
ART 311 - Foundations of Modern Art (3) Opens in new window
ART 312 - Modern Art (3) Opens in new window
DANC 101 - Introduction to Dance (3) Opens in new window
MUS 100 - Introduction to Music (3) Opens in new window
MUS 101 - Music Theory for Non-Music Majors (3) Opens in new window

C.4. Origins of the World Civilizations (3 units)
HIST 110A - World Civilizations to the 16th Century (3) Opens in new window
HIST 110B - World Civilizations Since the 16th Century (3) Opens in new window
HONR 210A - Honors Seminar: World Civilizations to 1500 (3) Opens in new window
HONR 210B - Honors Seminar: World Civilizations since 1500 (3) Opens in new window

D.3. American History, Institutions and Values (3 units)
AFAM 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3) Opens in new window
AMST 201 - Introduction to American Studies (3) Opens in new window
CHIC 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3) Opens in new window
HIST 180 - Survey of American History (3) Opens in new window
HIST 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3) Opens in new window
HONR 201A - Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values to 1900 (3) Opens in new window

D.4. American Government (3)
POSC 100 - American Government (3) Opens in new window
HONR 201B - Honors Seminar: American Institutions and Values Since 1900 (3) Opens in new window

Basic Science Elective Courses (3)
BIOL 101 - Elements of Biology (3) Opens in new window
GEOL 101 - Physical Geology (3) Opens in new window
GEOL 140 - Earth's Atmosphere and Oceans (3) Opens in new window

CEE Technical Elective Courses
EGCE 411 - Structural Dynamics (3) Opens in new window  
EGCE 435 - Design of Hydraulic Structures (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 436 - Engineering Hydrology (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 463 - Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 465 - Planning and Control of Engineering Construction Projects (3) Opens in new window  *
EGCE 466 - Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 481 - Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 482 - Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 490 - Senior Seminar in Engineering (1) Opens in new window
EGCE 493 - Structural Systems Emphasis on Highrise Structures (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 496 - Architectural Design (3) Opens in new window
EGCE 497 - Senior Projects (1-3) Opens in new window
EGCE 499 - Independent Study (1-3) Opens in new window