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 Major18
Engineering Graphics for Civil and Construction Engineers
Comprehensive General Chemistry
Linear Algebra
Calculus II
Calculus III
Specific Requirements 20
Carryover from Area A2
Carryover from Area D
Civil Engineering Computations
Engineering Mechanics I
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
Mechanics of Materials
Ordinary Differential Equations
Elementary Statistics
Major Requirements 37
Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Construction Surveying
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment
Construction Cost Control and Finance
Construction Finance
Soil Mechanics
Civil Engineering Materials
Structural Analysis
Reinforced Concrete Design
Highway Design
Structural Steel Design
Introduction to Senior Project
Senior Project
Technical Electives6
Select 6 credit hours from the following recommended technical elective courses: 3
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 Elective3
Select 3 credit hours of Free Electives
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

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


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.


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