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Civil Engineering

BS in Civil Engineering

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Civil engineers design, construct, manage, and maintain physical facilities buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, dams, power plants, and systems for water treatment, and waste disposal. Study includes fundamental instruction in math, physics and chemistry as applied to civil engineering. Other courses include fluid mechanics, hydrology, soils, transportation, and computers.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Yuma

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122A 1
MATH 122B 4
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A Introduction to Engineering 2
ENGR 102B Introduction to Engineering 1
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
MCB 181R Introductory Biology I or GEOS 251 Physical Geology 3
MCB 181L Introductory Biology I Lab 1
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
CE 214 Statics 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism or CHEM152 General Chemistry II 4
CE 210 Engineering Graphics 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
CE 215 Mechanics of Solids 3
CE 218 Mechanics of Fluids 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
CE 251 Elementary Surveying 3
Tier I General Education 3
CE 260 Computer Programming in Civil Engineering 1
5th Semester
CE 301 Engineering Communications 3
CE 333 Elementary Structural Analysis 3
CE 343 Soil Mechanics 3
CE 363 Transport Engineering and Pavement Design 4
CE 303 Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers 3
6th Semester
CE 323 Hydraulic Engineering and Design 4
CE 334 Structural Design in Steel or CE 335 Structural Design of Concrete 3
CE 370R Environmental and Water Engineering 3
CE 370L Environmental and Water Engineering Lab 1
CE Lab Elective 1
CE 310 Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering 3
7th Semester
CE 408A Issues in Civil Engineering Practice 3
CE Design-Oriented Technical Elective 3
CE Design-Oriented Technical Elective 3
CE Technical Elective 3
ENGR 211P - Engineering Science Elective 1
ENGR 211I - Engineering Science Elective Module 1
CE Lab Elective 1
8th Semester
CE 408B Cross-disciplinary Design 3
CE 440 Foundation Engineering 3
CE Technical Elective 3
CE Technical Elective 3
CE Lab Elective 1
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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