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Courses for a Degree in Civil Engineering

A college degree in civil engineering focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of things like roads, bridges, and airports.

For this major you’ll take lots of civil engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a civil engineer.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in civil engineering:

Civil Engineering Courses:

  • Civil Engineering Plans
  • Fundamentals of Mechanics
  • Surveying Systems
  • Surveying Systems - Lab
  • Structural Materials
  • Engineering Professional Practice Issues
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics - Lab
  • Hydrolics
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Analysis
  • Transportation Systems Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Control Surveys
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Earth Structures
  • Environmental Regulations and Permits
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering Designs
  • Wastewater Systems
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Open Channel Flow
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Structural Loadings
  • Reinforced Masonry Design
  • Timber Design
  • Geometric Design
  • Construction Management
  • Pavement Design

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology