The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) with a Concentration in Geotechnical Engineering is intended for students to gain a solid foundation in civil engineering through a selection of core required courses supplemented with elective courses that increase their depth in the concentration and meet their professional aspirations. Traditionally, geotechnical engineering focuses on the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, and earthen structures. However, today the scope of this discipline has dramatically expanded to include geo-environmental engineering, design and construction of tunnels, landfills, waste management facilities, site and amended geo-material characterization, design of pavements and geo-pavements, as well as natural hazards assessment and mitigation.
Through careful course selection and scheduling, students can obtain the Concentration in Geotechnical Engineering within the required 128 credit hour B.S.C.E. curriculum. Students completing the requirements described in this program receive a special designation on their transcripts showing they have completed the Concentration in Geotechnical Engineering.