Civil Engineering B.S.C.E.

Degree Requirements: 130 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
CHEM   1310Comprehensive General Chemistry4
CENG   1133Engineering Graphics for Civil and Construction Engineers3
MATH   2160Elementary Linear Algebra3
MATH   2242Calculus II 4
MATH   2243Calculus III 4
Specific Requirements
Carryover from Area A21
Carryover from Area D1
CENG   1731Civil Engineering Computations3
ENGR   2231Engineering Mechanics I 3
ENGR   2232Dynamics of Rigid Bodies 3
ENGR   3233Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH   3230Ordinary Differential Equations 3
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I 3
Major Requirements
CENG   2131Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics 3
CENG   2231Surveying 3
or TCM   2233 Construction Surveying
CENG   3131Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
CENG   3132Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
CENG   3135Construction Cost Control and Finance3
or TCM   3331 Construction Finance
CENG   3232Soil Mechanics 3
CENG   3233Civil Engineering Materials 3
CENG   3331Structural Analysis3
CENG   3333Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CENG   4135Highway Design 3
CENG   4331Structural Steel Design 3
CENG   4518Introduction to Senior Project 1
CENG   4539Senior Project 3
Select 6 credit hours from the following recommended technical elective courses: 36
Transportation Systems
Foundation Design
Experiential Learning in Civil and Construction Engineering - COOP
Special Problems in Civil Engineering
Selected Topics in Civil Engineering
Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems
Watershed Management
Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
Water and Sanitation for International Development
Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
Pavement Analysis and Design
Foundation Design
Asphalt Mix Design
Advanced Structural Analysis
Prestressed Concrete Design
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Advanced Structural Steel Design
Structural Dynamics
Introduction to Finite Elements
Advanced Strength
Theory of Elasticity
Theory of Elastic Stability
Advanced Surveying
Introduction to GIS in Surveying-Geomatics and Transportation
Drainage & Erosion Control
Surveying History & Law
Introduction to Terrestrial LiDAR
Introduction to Close-Range Photogrammetry
Green Building and Sustainable Construction
Building Information Modeling
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 Hours130

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 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 (HONS   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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