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University Catalog 2019-2020(ARCHIVED) 
University Catalog 2019-2020(ARCHIVED) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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  engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, highway and transportation engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, ocean engineering, and structural analysis and design.
The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering 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 122 units, of which 101 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.

For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/major-specific-criteria

General Education Requirements (48 units, of which 27 units are in the major)

Lower Division General Education Requirements (39):
Block A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9):

A1 - Oral Communication (3).
A2 - Written Communication (3) - Must take ENGL 1010  (3).
A3- Critical Thinking and Composition (3)

               Critical Thinking: Met by CE 1950  (2), CE 2800  (1), CE 3800  (2), ENGR 3010  (3),

               CE 3060  (3),CE 4960  (2), CE 4970  (2).
               2nd Composition- Met by ENGL 2030  (3)

American Institutions (6)
              U.S. History (3);
              U.S. Constitution State/Local Gov’t (3).

Block B - Natural Science and Math/Quantitative Reasoning (9):
               Physical Science (3) - Met by PHYS 2100  (5) and CHEM 1040  (4).
               Biological / Interdisciplinary Science (3) Met by CE 2840  (1) and CE 3840  (2).
               Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Concepts (3) - Met by MATH 2110  (4).

Block C - Arts and Humanities (6)
               Arts (3).
               Humanities - Met by ENGR 3010 (3)  

Block D - Social Science (6):
               Social Science I - Met by CE /EE /ME 3000  .
               Social Science II (3)

Block E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (3)
               Met by ENGR 1500  (3). satisfied LD (cl) and IHE.

Upper Division General Education Requirements (9):

Block B - Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning (3)
               Met by CE 3740  (3).

Block C - Arts & Humanities (3)
               Met by CE 3060  (2) satisfied wi,CE 4960  (2) satisfied wi and UD (cl), and CE 4970  (2).

Block D - Social Science (3) - Met by CE 3060  (2), CE 4960  (2) and CE 4970  (2).

Requirements for the Major (101 units)

Natural Science Special Requirement for Civil Engineering (3 units)

Select one course (3 units) from the following list:

Upper Division Electives (10 units)

Select 3 courses (9 units) with at least 2 courses from design electives (DE); plus 1 laboratory elective (1 unit).

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