Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.

Degree Requirements: 130 Credit Hours

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

General Requirements (Core A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Technical Electives Credit Hours: 6

Select 6 credit hours from the following recommended technical elective courses: 3

Free Elective Credit Hours: 3

  • Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives

Total Credit Hours: 130

1 While MATH 1441 Calculus I  is a 4 credit hour course, only 3 credit hours count toward fulfilling Area A2. The remaining credit hour is applied toward Specific Requirements.

2 While GEOL 1340 Environmental Geology  is a 4 credit hour course, only 3 credit hours count toward fulfilling Area D1. The remaining credit hour is applied toward Specific Requirements.

3 The 6 credit hours listed for technical electives must be upper division courses in order to meet the 39 upper division hours requirement.

Other Program Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all CENG courses.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all prerequisite courses.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all Technical Elective 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 NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam (FE-Civil only).

Honors in Civil Engineering

To graduate with Honors in Civil Engineering a student must:

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

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree (ABM) Degree Requirements: 30 Hours

In accordance with SACSCOC requirements, students admitted to the MSCE-ABM may use up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level courses offered in the MSCE curriculum in meeting the requirements of both the BSCE and MSCE degree programs. SACSCOC requires 150 unique credit hours between the two programs. Because the MSCE-ABM program contains the required 150 unique hours between BSCE and MSCE degree programs, MSCE-ABM students may share a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses (5000G) in satisfying the requirements of both degree programs.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (ABM-MSCE) degree program the student must:

  1. Be enrolled as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering (CE).
  2. Have completed at least 25 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in the CE discipline including: MATH 1441 , MATH 2242 , PHYS 2211K , PHYS 2212K  and CENG 1133 .
  3. Have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work.

ABM programs do not allow provisional admission. ABM programs are designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of undergraduate academic performance that validates their ability to be successful graduate students. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for regular admission may be granted admission to the program upon approval of an admissions committee consisting of at least the Department Chair and the Graduate Program director.

ABM Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours Non-Thesis

  1. A student in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 9 credits CENG 5000G level courses offered within the Civil Engineering program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
  2. Maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (grade of “B” or better) in their graduate degree course work (including the 9 credits of graduate course work shared with the undergraduate degree).
  3. Meet all requirements for both the BSCE and MSCE degrees.
  4. An undergraduate student enrolled in graduate classes is limited to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester.
  5. A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.