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University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, B.S.

Location(s): Main Campus


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, construction management, hydraulics and hydrology, ocean engineering, and structural analysis and design.

The BS degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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.

Requirements for the Major

  • 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.
  • Civil engineering students are required to take 48 units of General Education (GE)  of which 27 units are met by courses 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.

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Requirements for the Major (101 units)

Requirements for the Core (91 units)

Lower Division Courses (49 units)

Upper Division Electives (10 units)

Complete 10 units, with at least one course (3 units) from Design Electives and one course from Laboratory Electives.