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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.

A Major in Civil Engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) degree consists of 128 credit hours.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (21 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Social science and humanities electives must be chosen both to satisfy University General Education requirements and to meet the objectives of a broad education consistent with the educational goals of the profession.  To avoid taking “extra” humanities/social science electives, students must select their electives carefully after consulting with their faculty advisor.  

The science electives must be chosen from an approved list of physical, life, or earth sciences and must complement the student’s overall educational plan.


* A grade of C or above is required for entry into the major.


**A grade of C or above is required.

Restricted Elective Courses (24 credit hours)

Civil Engineering Design Electives (6 credit hours)

Select a total of two courses from different options:

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Electives (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following:

Civil Engineering Elective (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Civil Engineering Electives (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following:

  • CEGR 3xxx or CEGR 4xxx

Technical Elective (3 credit hours)

Select one technical elective from the areas of engineering, mathematics, science, business, and communications.  An approved list of upper-division courses is available on the department website

Degree Total (128 credit hours)


The B.S.C.E. degree is also available with Concentrations in Energy Infrastructure , Environmental/Water Resources Engineering , Geotechnical Engineering , Land Development Engineering , Structures , and Transportation .

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.