B.S. Civil Engineering

General Education

Including the University's General Education Requirements (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog), students must complete the required courses listed below. Some of the required courses also satisfy or partially satisfy the General Education Objectives, as noted. The courses are listed in the sequence they are to be taken.

Objective 1 - ENGL 11026
Objective 2 - COMM 11013
Objective 3 - MATH 11703
Objective 46
Objective 5 CHEM 1111/CHEM 1111L and GEOL 1100/GEOL 1100L or GEOL 2204 or GEOL 22059
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - CS 1181
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits39

Required Courses

ENGL 1102Writing and Rhetoric II (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 1)3
MATH 1170Calculus I (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)4
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
Choose one of the following:4
The Dynamic Earth
and The Dynamic Earth Lab
Fluid Earth
Solid Earth
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
MATH 1175Calculus II4
PHYS 2211Engineering Physics I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)4
CE 1105Engineering Graphics2
CE/ME 2210Engineering Statics3
CS/INFO 1181Computer Science and Programming I3
MATH 3352Introduction to Probability3
MATH 2240Linear Algebra3
CE 2200Civil Engineering Tools1
COMM 1101Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Satisfies General Education Objective 2)3
CE/ME 2220Engineering Dynamics3
CE/ME 3350Mechanics of Materials 43
MATH 3360Differential Equations3
CE 3332Basic Geotechnics 43
CE 3337Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory1
CE 3301Surveying3
CE 3362Structural Analysis3
CE 3361Engineering Economics and Management3
CE 3366Civil Engineering Materials2
CE 3367Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory1
CE 4434Geotechnical Design3
CE/ME 3341Fluid Mechanics 43
CE 3351Engineering Hydrology3
ENVE 4408Water and Waste Water Quality 13
CE 4462Design of Steel Structures3
or CE 4464 Design of Concrete Structures
ENVE 4410Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CE 4435Hydraulic Design3
CE 4496AProject Design I3
CE 4436Transportation Engineering3
CE 4496BProject Design II3
CE Technical Electives 29
Add'l General Education Objectives 3
Total Credits106

Students must earn a minimum of C- in CHEM 1111/CHEM 1111L before enrolling in ENVE 4408.


List of approved courses is available in the Civil Engineering Checklist. Two of the three CE Technical Elective courses must be selected from at least two different areas of Geotechnical, Structures, Water Resources, Environmental, or other areas. The third technical elective can be taken from any of the above areas or from another category or course that has been approved by the Department.
     Geotechnical: CE 4438, CE 4454, CE 4455, CE 4475, CE 4476, CE 4480
     Structures: CE 4431, CE 4462, CE 4464, CE 4465, CE 4466, CE 4468
     Water Resources: CE 4424, CE 4425
     Environmental: CE 4406, ENVE 4404, ENVE 4409, ENVE 4430
     Other: CE 4460, ME 4440


See the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog.


 A minimum of C- is required for CE 3332, CE/ME 3341 and CE/ME 3350

Emphasis in Engineering Geology

Complete the following courses in addition to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering:

CE/GEOL 4454Basic Engineering Geology3
CE/GEOL 4455Geologic Data Methods3
CE/GEOL 4475Essentials of Geomechanics3
CE/GEOL 4476Engineering Geology Project1
CE 4480/GEOL 4483Earthquake Engineering3

Degree Totals 

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education39
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed)87
Free Electives0
Total Credits126

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)