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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
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Civil Engineering, B.S.


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The civil engineering program provides instruction in the basic sciences and in engineering analysis and design. Areas of interest within civil engineering include: environmental and sanitary engineering, geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, ocean engineering, and structural analysis and design.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All accredited programs are required to provide the following minimum level of instruction: one year of mathematics and basic sciences; one and one-half years of engineering science and design (engineering topics); and one-half year of humanities and social sciences.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is 193 units, of which 145 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Lower division General Education requirements (60 units, of which 28 units are in the major):

BLOCK A: Basic Subjects (16 units)

A1 ENGL 101
A2 COMM 150
A3 (CRITICAL THINKING) - EXEMPT  
A4 (MATHEMATICS) - MET BY MATH 206

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (8 units)

HIST 202A OR 202B (4 units)
POLS 150 (4 units)

BLOCK B: NATURAL SCIENCES (0 units)

B1 Select BIOL as the NAT SCI requirement in the UD GE THEME BIOL
B2 MET BY PHYS 211 (5 units)
B3 MET BY PHYS 212(5 units)

BLOCK C: HUMANTITIES (12 units)

SELECT 12 units from three different areas in BLOCK C

BLOCK D: SOCIAL SCIENCES (EXEMPT)

REQUIREMENT met using ENGR 300

BLOCK E (4 units)

Select 4 units from BLOCK E

Additional General Education requirements (8 units)

MATH 207, 208 (4,4)

Upper Division Theme (12 units):

HUMANITIES (4 units)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (4 units)
NATURAL SCIENCE (4 units) select 4 units in Biology

University Requirements (5 units)

ENGL 102 (4 units)
ENGR 150 (1 units)

Requirements for the Major (147 units)


Upper Division Electives (17 units)


Select a coherent program of 16 units lecture and design electives, which may include a maximum of 4 units from related fields with departmental approval, plus 1 unit of laboratory electives. A minimum of 8 units must be selected from the group designated as design electives. A minimum of 12 units in upper division electives must be taken in residence at Cal State L.A.

Electives from Related Fields (0-4 Units)


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