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Civil Engineering


Program Description:

In June 2009, the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education licensed CCSU to offer a program in Civil Engineering, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Civil Engineering students were first admitted to the program in fall 2009, and the first graduates were in spring 2012. Civil Engineering graduates are prepared in advanced mathematics through calculus and differential equations, and in science with calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of science. On graduation, students have knowledge of the fundamental engineering sciences common to most engineering disciplines (statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and mechanics of materials) and a solid undergraduate foundation in general civil engineering principles, enabling continued education at advanced levels. The program includes courses in environmental, geotechnical, surveying, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.

The Civil Engineering program prepares students to successfully complete the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) fundamentals of engineering examination that is the first step toward professional engineering registration. Completion of the Civil Engineering program includes a requirement that students register to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. The program shares a set of seven mathematics and science courses and eight engineering courses with the Mechanical Engineering program.

Career Outcomes:

Civil engineers commonly find employment opportunities with federal agencies, state agencies, and cities or towns. While government agencies are major employers, the many civil engineering consulting firms that serve federal, state and local government, and private enterprise are expected to employ the most graduates.


The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET) (11 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 410/347-7700).


In addition to CCSU admissions standards, the undergraduate Civil Engineering (CE) program has the following coursework requirements:

  • Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, MATH 152 (Calculus I) and
  • Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, ENG 110 (Freshman Composition)

For clarification and interpretation of the above criteria for high school graduates, or transfer students, please click here.

For more information about general CCSU admissions standards please visit CCSU Admissions webpage at www.ccsu.edu/admissions


Program Sheet and Program Flowchart:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes:
Program Mission Statement
Program Vision Statement
Program Educational Objectives
Student Outcomes

Dr. Clifford Anderson, CE Program Coordinator

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