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Courses for a Degree in Civil Engineering

In addition to a focus on civil engineering courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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