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2017-2018 General Catalog
University of Utah
   
 
    
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Civil Engineering, B.S.


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Major Requirements for Civil Engineering


The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is accredited by: The Engineering Accreditation Commission of (ABET), www.abet.org.
 
Civil Engineering
www.civil.utah.edu
Meldrum Civil Engineering Building 2012
801-581-6931
c.gilman@utah.edu

Minimum Degree Hours: 127.50
Minimum Major Hours: 109.50

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission

Incoming Civil Engineering freshman for the 2017-2018 academic year who are offered direct admission into the College of Engineering will also be directly admitted to the Civil and Environmental Engineering program.

Pre-Engineering Status

Matriculated students are admitted as Pre-Engineering and are permitted to enroll in 1000-level engineering classes. Major Status is required to enroll in the Department’s higher level courses. Advancement to Major Status is required to graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Major Status

Students with an Engineering Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher may apply for Major Status upon completion of certain courses. Please visit our website for further details on claiming major status. 

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must maintain a minimum Engineering GPA of 2.50 
  • A minimum grade of a C is required in all math, chemistry, physics, CVEEN 2010, CVEEN 2300, CVEEN 2310 and CVEEN 2140.
  • Students are only allowed to repeat an Engineering GPA course once, the grade earned the second time is used to compute the GPA upon which Major Status and graduation decisions are based.

Honors in Civil Engineering

Students seeking an HBS in Civil Engineering must complete:

Major Status


Calculus Courses with a C or Better


or Accelerated Engineering Calculus I with a C or Better


Physics for Scientists and Engineers I with a C or Better


General Chemistry Course with a C or Better


Additional Math Courses with a C or Better


Complete 1 of the 3 options below:

Introductory Course with a C- or Better


Complete the Following Courses with a C or Better


Complete the Following Courses with a C- or Better


Additional Required 1000/2000 Level Courses


Complete the Following Classes with a C- or Better


Complete 1 course

Required 3000/4000 Level Courses


Primary Courses


Complete a minimum of 3 courses out of the 5 areas from the following options. 2 must be design courses.

Design Courses


Complete 2 courses

Total Primary Courses (Including Design Courses)


Complete 3 courses out of the 5 areas

Technical Electives


Complete 3 courses from the remaining Technical Electives

Other Civil Engineering Course


General Education Requirements Intellectual Exploration Courses


All Civil Engineering Students must fulfill the University ‘s G.E. requirements. Students with an Associate’s Degree should see the Academic Department.

Fine Arts Courses


Complete 2 courses

Humanities Courses


Complete 2 courses

Social Sciences Courses


Complete 2 courses

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

The outline below is a suggested program of study for the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Required courses are designated by course numbers. A minimum of 127 credit hours is required for graduation.

Freshman Year


Total 17

Total 16

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total 16.5

Spring Semester


Total 16

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • CVEEN 4000 - Senior Seminar 0.5 Credit(s)
  • Intellectual Exploration (HF) - 3 Credit(s)
  • Intellectual Exploration (FF) - 3 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 3 Credit(s)
Total 15.5

Spring Semester


Total 15