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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

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
ENGL 101 1st Year Comp 3
MATH 122A/B or 125 Calculus I 3
CHEM 151 Chemistry I with lab 4
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to Engineering 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 1St Year Comp 2 3
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
MCB 181R/L Introductory Biology I or GEOS 251 Physical Geology 4
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MATH 223 Calculus III 4
PHYS 241 Introductory E/ M or CHEM 152 General Chemistry 4
CE 210 Engineering Graphics 1
CE 214 Statics 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
MATH 254 Differential Equations 3
CE 260 Introduction to MATLAB I 1
CE 215 Mechanics of Materials 3
CE 218 Mechanics of Fluids 3
CE 251 Surveying 3
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
CE 301 Engineering Communications 3
CE 303 Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers 3
CE 310 Probability & Statistics in CE 3
CE 333 Elementary Structural Analysis 3
CE 363 Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design 4
6th Semester
CE 323 Hydraulic Engineering and Design 4
CE 335 Structural Design in Concrete 3
CE 343 Soil Mechanics 3
CE 370R Environ. or CE 381 Const. Engr Management 3
CE Lab 1
ENGR 211P Engineering Science 1
ENGR 211I Engineering Science 1
7th Semester
CE 408A Issues in Civil Engineering Practice 3
CE 334 Structural Design in Steel or CE TE 3
CE 440 Foundations Engineering 3
CE Technical Elective 3
CE Technical Elective 3
CE Lab 1
8th Semester
CE 408B Civil Engineering Senor Capstone Design 3
CE Technical Elective 3
CE Technical Elective 3
CE Lab 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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