Jun 02, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Civil Engineering - BS


College of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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  • For more information about Civil Engineering, see the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 2250 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI) 

 

Pre-Professional Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing*

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU Complete Bridge Courses and meet requirements to be accepted into the pre-program.

*Minimum 3.0 High School GPA, 23 ACT, 24 or higher Math ACT and 110 Admission Index.

Bridge Courses & Requirements

CEE 2240 , MATH 1210 , CHEM 1210 /1215 , PHYS 2210 /2215  

  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • No grades less than C-
  • No more than 2 repeats

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CEE 1880: Civil and Environmental Engineering Orientation and Computer Applications  * 1     BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)  * 3   (fulfills the Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  requirement)

CEE 2240: Engineering Surveying  *

3  

 

ENGR 2270: Computer Engineering Drafting  *

2  

 

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I  *

4  

 

MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)  *

4  

(fulfills the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  or Integrated Studies requirement)

CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I  *

1  

 

PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  *

4  

 

MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  *

4  

Math Placement  

(fulfills the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  or Integrated Studies requirement)

PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I  *

1  

 

Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  

3

Select a course from the list

Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)  

3

​Select a course from the list

Total Credits: 16   Total Credits: 17  
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Though not required, students are encouraged to take USU 1010 - University Connections (1-3)  or ENGR 1940 - Women in Engineering Seminar (1)  . 

Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CS 1400: Introduction to Computer Science--CS 1  * 4     ENGR 2030: Engineering Mechanics Dynamics  * 3    
MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus (QI)  *  3     ENGR 2140: Mechanics of Materials  *  3    
ENGR 2010: Engineering Mechanics Statics  * 3     ENGR 2210: Fundamental Electronics for Engineers  or MAE 2300: Thermodynamics I   3  or 3   Choose one option
GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)  * 3   (fulfills the Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  requirement)  ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  * 3   Engineering English  
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory  *  1     MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  * 4   (fulfills the Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement)
Total Credits: 14   Total Credits: 16  
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Comments   

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

 

Professional Engineering Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

To be admitted to the professional program, students must:

- Have an institution GPA of 2.5 or higher in the pre-professional courses (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Pass all of the courses in the pre-professional program with a C- or better (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Have no more than 3 repeats total in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CEE 3160: Civil Engineering Materials   2     Civil Focus Areas   3  
CEE 3165: Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory   1     Civil Focus Areas   3  
CEE 3500: Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics   3     CEE 3880: Civil and Environmental Design I   1    
CEE 3610: Environmental Management   3     Civil Focus Areas   3  
CEE 4200: Engineering Economics   3     Civil Focus Areas   3  
ENGR 3080: Technical Communication for Engineers (CI)   3     Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Select a course from the list
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Select a course from the list      
Total Credits: 18   Total Credits: 16  
Comments

Civil Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Comments

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is part of the degree requirements. It is highly recommended students take the exam before fall semester of the senior year.

Civil Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CEE 4870: Civil and Environmental Design II (CI)   2   (fulfills the Communications Intensive (CI)  requirement) CEE 4880 - Civil and Environmental Design III (CI)   2   (fulfills the Communications Intensive (CI)  requirement) 
Civil Engineering Technical Elective   3   Environmental Elective   3  
Civil Engineering Technical Elective   3   Civil Focus Areas   3  
Civil Engineering Technical Elective   3   Civil Focus Areas   4  
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2 Select a course from the list Civil Engineering Technical Elective   3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 Select a course from the list      
Total Credits: 16   Total Credits: 15  
Comments

Civil Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

 
Comments

Apply for graduation as soon as you have registered for your last semester.

Civil Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

Total Program Credits: 128

Civil Engineering Professional Program Coursework


For Civil and Environmental Engineering majors in the professional program the following academic regulations apply, in addition to University regulations:

  1. A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major. Courses which were part of the pre-professional program requirements and University Studies courses are not included in this GPA calculation.
  2. For Civil and Environmental Engineering, not more than 10 hours of D or D+ credit may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements in engineering/math/science classes.
  3. College of Engineering courses may be repeated only once. Audits count as a time taking a class unless prior written approval is obtained from the department head. A maximum of three required or elective courses completed as part of a professional program can be repeated in order to meet graduation requirements. (Courses completed as part of a pre-professional program are not included in this total of three repeats.)
  4. The P/D+, D, F grading option may not be used in required or elective courses completed as part of a professional program. (The P/D+, D, F grading option is approved for University Studies Courses.)
  5. The academic regulations listed above (1-4) apply to required coursework and any elective engineering/math/science course which could be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the chosen degree. That is, once a student completes a particular technical elective, it becomes a required course for that student.

Civil Focus Areas


A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major.

Technical Elective Courses (12 credits required)


A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major.

Students must take 12 credits (not previously taken to fulfill other degree requirements) from the following list:

Environmental Elective


A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major.

Students must choose one of the following: