Civil Emphasis

Generally, civil engineers design and supervise the construction of the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world. They are problem solvers meeting the challenges of pollution, clean drinking water, climate change, energy needs, community planning and much more for the cities of the 21st century. Depending on a student's chosen concentration, a Civil Emphasis could lead to additional careers in construction, geotechnical systems, structural systems or transportation. 

Engineering Plus; Civil Emphasis + (chosen) Concentration degree requires completion of 128 semester hours of required and elective courses with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.25. Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2016, all courses in the Civil Emphasis require a minimum grade of C in each course.

The Civil Emphasis Checklist, below the sidebar, outlines the specific courses required for the Civil Emphasis along with the correlating e+ Engineering Core. The e+ Civil Emphasis consists of 52 engineering credit hours, including a capstone design experience. Below are the total credit hours required for a degree in Engineering Plus; Civil Emphasis + (chosen) Concentration:

  • e+ Civil Emphasis 22 credits
  • Engineering Core 31 credits
  • e+ Concentration ~12 credits
  • Foundational Coursework (credit breakdown below)
    • Applied Mathematics courses 16 credits
    • Science courses 12-14 credits
    • Writing course 3 credits
    • Humanities & Social Sciences courses 15 credits
    • Free Electives up to 20 credit hours

​Total Credits:

  • ~128 credits