Undergraduate Programs

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The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.


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▼   Requirements for a Degree

The Civil Engineering curriculum builds upon a strong base of mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences, and humanities developed primarily during the Freshman and Sophomore years. During the Junior year, students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of each area of Civil Engineering specialty area:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources and Coastal Engineering

The senior year focuses on the integration of more advanced knowledge in civil engineering and design. Student teams complete a comprehensive design project incorporating expertise from several CE specialty areas as part of our Senior Capstone Design Course. Satisfactory completion of the 131-hour program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Students must also comply with the College of Engineering Requirements for a Degree (see Bulletin copy) which requires students to take and make a good-faith effort to pass the FE exam prior to graduation.

Bachelor's of Science Civil Engineering (BSCE) Curriculum--University Bulletin

Bachelor's of Science Civil Engineering (BSCE) Curriculum Chart

▼   Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) Program

The ABM program allows full-time undergraduate students within two semesters of BSCE graduation at USA, who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at USA (with at least 30 credit hours taken at USA), to earn MSCE degrees at an accelerated pace. Students registered for the ABM program may use up to six credit hours of graduate course work towards both the BSCE and MSCE degrees. This means that after earning the BSCE degree the course load for the MSCE degree is reduced by six credit hours. More information is available here.

▼   Advising

Advising Form (PDF) (current students only)

CE students select their advising appointments using Navigate South. You can find the required advising form and curriculum on the CE website. You should also receive an email from your department or advisor with further instructions on how to make an appointment. Advising takes place the two weeks before the first day of registering.

Shirell Dortch
(251) 460-6174