Typical Course Schedule

The curriculum for the BS in Civil Engineering is described in the tables that follow. Table 1 summarizes the curriculum and its requirements in subject-area categories. Table 2 summarizes elective courses in construction management, engineering and civil engineering. A typical four-year course of study for civil engineering majors is shown on the full-page chart at the end of this section.


Curriculum for the BS in Civil Engineering

Mathematics: 16 Credits

Sciences: 18 Credits

General Engineering, Computer Science: 7 Credits

Humanities and Social Science: 24 Credits

Civil Engineering: 61 Credits

  • CE-UY X5XX
  • CE-UY X3XX

Free Elective

Free Elective 3 Credits 4

Total Credits for Degree: 129

Footnotes for Table 1

1 All students, except those who have earned a grade of 4 or 5 on the Calculus AB or BC AP Exam, take a mathematics placement examination. Students may be placed in an alternative course, which may not carry degree credit, based up the results of such placement examination. Students also may be advance-placed based upon AP or college math credit earned in high school. Students may substitute MA-UY 1324, which includes two additional contact hours, for MA-UY 1024.

2 Students may select a basic science elective from one of the following areas: biology, astrophysics and astronomy or geology and earth science.

3 Students must take sixeen credits (four courses) of elective courses in the humanities and social sciences. Consult the Technology, Culture and Society portion of the bulletin for details. At least one humanities and social sciences elective must be a 3xxx/4xxx level course. At least one humanities and social sciences elective must be a writing-intensive course, labeled by “W.”

4 A free elective is any course in any department of the University for which the student has the prerequisites.

Approved Construction Management and Engineering and Civil Engineering Electives

Construction Management and Engineering Electives

Civil Engineering Electives

Transportation Engineering Electives


Additional electives for CE undergraduates are available from courses in the Construction Management curriculum. Consult the Construction Management section of the catalog.

Typical Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: 16 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: 18 Credits

Spring Semester: 17 Credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester: 15 Credits

Spring Semester: 16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester: 16 Credits

Spring Semester: 15 Credits

Total credits required for graduation: 129