Curriculum - Civil Engineering, BS


This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Guided by the Mission of the University, the Civil Engineering program is committed to preparing students who will be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. Within three to five years of graduation, the program expects that Civil Engineering graduates will have:

  1. Become competent and engaged engineering professionals, applying their technical and managerial skills in the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the build environment and global infrastructure, and utilizing their skills to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil engineering projects.
  2. Initiated an active program of life-long learning, including studies leading to professional licensure or an advanced degree in engineering, that provides for continued development of their technical abilities and management skills, and attainment of professional expertise.
  3. Developed their communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes when working as team members or leaders, so they can actively participate in their communities and their profession.
  4. Established an understanding of professionalism, ethics, quality performance, public policy, safety, and sustainability that allows them to be professional leaders and contributors to society when solving engineering problems and producing civil engineering solutions.

In addition to CCSU admissions standards, admission to the undergraduate Civil Engineering (CE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs requires completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, MATH 152 (Calculus I).

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a program of study requiring 127-136 credits of undergraduate work, including a two-term senior project capstone requirement completed with oral and written reports. Registration to take the NCEES FE exam is required for completion of the senior project capstone course.

Required coursework can also be grouped into three categories: General Education, Major Requirements, and Additional Requirements.

For all majors a minimum grade of C- is required in all courses in the major, all additional course requirements as well as courses in Study Area IV, Skill Area I, and Skill Area II


General Education Requirements (42-49 Credits)

Study Area I: Arts and Humanities

  Literature (3)  

  Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)  

  Literature, Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)  

Study Area II: Social Sciences

  History (3)  



ET 399 Engineering Economy 3 Credits

Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences

  Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology  

Skill Area I: Communication Skills

WRT 110: A placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or Mathematics courses.

Skill Area II: Mathematics

MATH 152: A placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or Mathematics courses.

Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency

Skill Area IV: University Requirement

International Requirement

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Bin Zhou
Applied Innovation Hub

Academic Department