May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Civil Engineering Major


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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers a four-year degree program in Civil Engineering (CIV). CEE envisions future accreditation by EAC-ABET of this program. The Civil Engineering program will have four technial areas that will prepare students to address sustainable and resilience design to minimize risk to infrastructure due to climate change, natural and man-made disasters, and current and future pandemics and other human health threats. This program provides strong engineering and scientific experience with advanced techniques to analyze systems, use of software for civil engineering design, and hands-on activities heavily integrated into the curriculum. Students intending to major in this program are encouraged to be well prepared in the sciences and mathematics. Technical areas of the Civil Engineering program include Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural or Water Resources and Hydraulics. Total Credits - 128.

The student professional chapters of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) and the Society of Women (SWE) in conjunction with the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering periodically offer seminars on subjects of a timely nature. Attending these seminars and taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam are mandatory for the completion of the degree in Civil Engineering.

Honors Program in Civil Engineering

Upon the recommendation and approval of the Civil Engineering faculty, honor students in Civil Engineering will be recognized upon completion of the following requirements: achievement of an overall grade point average of 3.25 or better; receipt of grades of 3.00 or better in all engineering courses; pursuit of independent research or special projects in engineering; and presentation of research and project results at meetings, conferences, or by means of publication of a paper. The distinction “Honors in Engineering” will be recorded on the student’s transcript upon graduation.

Required Courses and Recommended Course Sequence


Total Credits: 16


Second Semester


Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 17


Sixth Semester


Total Credits: 16


Seventh Semester


Total Credits: 15


Eighth Semester


Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 128


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