2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
    Apr 26, 2018  
2018-2019 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, Rm 2012
801-581-6931
c.gilman@utah.edu

Minimum Degree Hours: 126.50
Minimum Major Hours: 102.5-105.5

Civil & Environmental Engineering is a diverse and challenging field of study. Courses taken for your Bachelors of Science will prepare you for the professional world of engineering or if you would like to get advance degrees in engineering, law, medicine, or business.

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission

Incoming Civil Engineering freshman for the 2018-2019 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. Full Major Status is required to enroll in the Department’s higher level courses. Advancement to Full 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:

Mathematics Requirements


Complete 1 of the following:

Science Requirements


Earned a minimum grade of C in each of the following:


Earned a minimum grade of C in at least 1 of the following:


Additional Science Requirement


  • Earned at least 3 Credits with a C- or better from ATMOS, BIOL, or GEO 1000-5999

Lower-Division Engineering Requirements


Earned a minimum grade of C in each of the following:


Earned a minimum grade of C- in each of the following:


Upper-Division Engineering Requirements


Earned a minimum grade of C- in each of the following:


Primary Technical Electives


Complete a minimum of 3 courses out of the 5 areas from the following options:

Environmental


Earned a minimum grade of C- in each of the following:

Structures


Earned a minimum grade of C- in at least 1 of the following:

Geotech & Materials


Earned a minimum grade of C- in at least 1 of the following:

Transportation


Earned a minimum grade of C- in at least 1 of the following:

Water Resources


Design Courses


Students must complete at least two design courses from two different groups in the Primary Technical Electives listed above (CVEEN 4221or 4222, 5305 or 5570, 5420, 5510, 5605).

Note:


  • Only 1 Course Can be Taken from Construction (CVEEN 5710, 5720, 5730, or 5750)
  • Courses used to complete the Primary Technical Elective requirements can’t be used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Elective requirement.

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


Sophomore Year


Total 15.5

Spring Semester


Total 17

Junior Year


Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • CVEEN 4900 - Professional Practice 3 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 9 Credit(s)
  • General Education - (AI) 3 Credit(s)
  • 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

Spring Semester


Total 15

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