Civil Engineering B.S.C.E.

Degree Requirements: 132 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
MATH   1441Calculus I 13
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 3 additional credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum3
COMM   1110Public Speaking 23
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
PHYS   2211Principles of Physics I 24
PHYS   2212Principles of Physics II 24
Select 3 additional credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum3
Note: BIOL   1210 & BIOL   1230 or GEOL   1340 are required to graduate with B.S.C.E. Degree
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum (GEOG   1130 is recommended).12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
CHEM   1147Comprehensive General Chemistry4
ENGR   1133Engineering Graphics3
MATH   2242Calculus II4
MATH   2243Calculus III4
MATH   2331Elementary Linear Algebra3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Specific Requirements
Carryover from Area A21
Carryover from Area D1
CENG   1731Civil Engineering Computations3
ENGR   2231Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR   2232Dynamics of Rigid Bodies3
ENGR   3233Mechanics of Materials3
MATH   3230Ordinary Differential Equations3
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I3
Major Requirements
CENG   2131Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics3
CENG   2231Surveying3
or TCM   2233 Construction Surveying
CENG   3131Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CENG   3132Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment3
CENG   3135Construction Cost Control and Finance3
or TCM   3331 Construction Finance
CENG   3232Soil Mechanics3
CENG   3233Civil Engineering Materials3
CENG   3331Structural Analysis3
CENG   3333Reinforced Concrete Design3
CENG   4135Highway Design3
CENG   4331Structural Steel Design3
CENG   4518Introduction to Senior Project1
CENG   4539Senior Project3
Select 6 credit hours from the following recommended technical elective courses:6
Water and Sanitation for International Development
Experiential Learning in Civil and Construction Engineering - COOP
Selected Topics in Civil Engineering
Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems
Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
Pavement Analysis and Design
Foundation Design
Asphalt Mix Design
Advanced Structural Analysis
Prestressed Concrete Design
Introduction to Finite Elements
Green Building and Sustainable Construction
Construction Cost Estimating
Proj Planning/Scheduling
OR other appropriate topics approved by the Department Chair.
Free Elective
Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives3
Total Credit Hours132

While Calculus I (MATH   1441) is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area A2. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Specific Requirements. 


The listed courses are recommended in the Core Areas noted and may be prerequisites for major courses.

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of "C" is required for all CENG courses.
  • At least 33 credit hours of approved upper division Engineering credit hours must be earned at Georgia Southern.
  • At least 100 hours of Departmental pre-approved community service must be completed prior to graduation clearance.
  • Students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to Graduation.

Honors in Civil Engineering

To graduate with Honors in Civil Engineering a student must:

  • Be admitted in the University Honors Program
  • Complete a Honors thesis (in a minimum of two regular semesters) for a total of 3-credit hours in Honors Research (UHON   4999)
  • Maintain a 3.3 institution grade point average, including a 3.5 minimum GPA in all major courses applied towards graduation


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