Jul 02, 2020  
Semester Catalog 2020-2021 (Final Version) 
    
Semester Catalog 2020-2021 (Final Version)

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.

General Education Requirements (48 units)


Lower Division General Education Requirements (39 units)

American Institutions (6):

  • U.S. History (3);
  • U.S. Constitution State/Local Government (3)

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

Block B - Natural Science and Math/Quantitative Reasoning (9):

Block C - Arts and Humanities (6):

Block D - Social Science (6):

  • Social Science I - Met by CE 3000 (3) .
  • Social Science II (3)

Block E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (3):

Upper Division General Education Requirements (9 units)

Block B - Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning (3):

Block C - Arts & Humanities (3):

Block D - Social Science (3):

Requirements for the Major (101 units)


Lower Division Courses (49 units)


Upper Division Electives (10 units)


Select at least 6 units from Design Electives; plus at least 1 unit from Laboratory Electives.

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