Civil Engineering - B.S.C.E.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H  
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1211*, CHEM 1211L* or CHEM 1311H*, CHEM 1311L
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1104 or ECOL 1000 or ECOL 1000H or FANR(MARS) 1100

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2260*

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): COMM 1100 or COMM 2150H
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Entrance Requirements
Applicants are initially admitted as "Intended Majors."  There is no guarantee of acceptance into the Civil Engineering Degree program. To be considered as a candidate for Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 

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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:
  • Entrance Requirement Coursework (30%)
  • Major Specific Coursework (40%)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)

Entrance Requirement Coursework
Entrance Requirement Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

Major Specific Coursework
To be considered as a candidate for Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses:

Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:

  • Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
  • What is your ultimate career aspiration?
  • How will your chosen College of Engineering major(s) enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.


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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (130 hours)
First Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1101 (Area I)
ENGR 1120* (Area VI)
ENGR 1140
ENGR 1920 
FYOS 1001
MATH 2250* or MATH 2300H* or MATH 2400H* (Area I)
Social Science Elective (Area V)

First Year - Spring Semester
COMM 1100 or COMM 2150H (Area IV)
ENGL 1102 (Area I)
MATH 2260* or MATH 2410H* (Area III)
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251*(Area VI)
Life Science Elective* Choose from the following courses: BIOL 1104, ECOL 1000FANR(MARS) 1100 (Area II)

Second Year - Fall Semester
CHEM 1211*, CHEM 1211L* or CHEM 1311H*, CHEM 1311L* (Area VI)
ENGR 2110*
ENGR 2120*
MATH 2500* (Area VI)
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252* (Area VI)

Second Year - Spring Semester
CVLE 2210
ENGR 2140*
ENGR 3160*
MATH 2700* (Area VI)
ENGR 3140
Social Science Elective (Area V)

Third Year - Fall Semester
CVLE 3460
CVLE 3610
ENGR 2130*
ENGR 3150*
ENVE 3410
ENVE 3510

Third Year - Spring Semester
CVLE 2710
CVLE 3310
CVLE 3420
CVLE 3450 
CVLE 3730
Civil Engineering Elective (see below)
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Fourth Year - Fall Semester
CVLE 3470  
CVLE 4910
Choose three (3) Civil Engineering Electives (see below)
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Fourth Year - Spring Semester
CVLE 4920
Choose three (3) Civil Engineering Electives (see below)
World Language and Culture (Area IV)
Social Science Elective (Area V)

Civil Engineering Electives
Choose seven (7) courses from at least two (2) of the following tracks: Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Infrastructure Engineering or Structural Engineering. At least 3 design courses (indicated by italics) must be selected.

Geotechnical:
CVLE 4420
CVLE 4430
CVLE 4440
CVLE 4450
CVLE 4470/6470

Hydraulics:
CVLE 3440
ENVE 4410
WASR 4500/6500

Infrastructure Engineering:
CVLE 4730
CVLE 4750
CVLE 4760
ENGR(LAND) 4660/6660 
ENVE 4550/6550
ENVE 4710
ENVE 4720
MCHE 4650/6650

Structural Engineering:
CVLE 4330/6330
CVLE 4340
CVLE 4530
CVLE 4610
CVLE(MCHE) 4720

CVLE 4810
ENGR 4350/6350



*All students must earn a "C" (2.0) or higher in the following engineering courses: CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L or  CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L; ENGR 1120; ENGR 2110; ENGR 2120 or  ENGR 2120E; ENGR 2130; ENGR 3140ENGR 2140; ENGR 3150; ENGR 3160; MATH 2250; MATH 2260 or MATH 2410H; MATH 2500 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400H; MATH 2700; PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251; and PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1252

Except for those ENGR courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0), for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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