Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering provides students with the educational background and tools required for them to excel in their intended profession in civil engineering. The areas of focus in the program are structural, geotechnical, environmental, construction, water resources, transportation and architectural engineering. Most course topics are well integrated with computer-aided analysis and design tools. Specifically, nine design courses are offered that meet or exceed the standards of professional practice. All design courses are taught by faculty members who are registered professional engineers and have extensive field experience. Students learn state-of-the-art design principles and practices that provide a tremendous asset in professional life. Through the curriculum, students also learn about safety, reliability, ethics, and socially and globally sensitive problems.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
When selecting courses, students need to consult with a faculty adviser. Students are required to meet with their academic adviser every semester during the first year and at least once a year thereafter. All required courses toward the degree must be taken for a letter grade. All required mathematics and science courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without department approval. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for the major. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced. Coursework taken at another college or university in which “C-” (1.7) or lower grade was earned will not be substituted for the major courses.
Students are required to obtain department preapproval before registering for courses at another college or university. No more than a total of 12 units can be transferred to replace 300- or 400-level major courses.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree section in this catalog for complete information.
Mathematics and Science Courses (30 units)
General Education Courses
All students at Cal State Fullerton are expected to complete prescribed units of General Education that are made up of courses outside of their chosen disciplines. Students seeking a degree in Engineering have been provided exceptions from some of the General Education requirements. For this reason, it is important that students take the approved G.E. courses for Engineering majors that are found in their Titan Degree Audit (TDA). Additionally, they should confirm the G.E. courses that are required within their specific programs with their respective advisers.
Upper-Division Writing Requirement
Six units from the following courses are required and must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Laboratory reports are graded on English composition, as well as content.
Civil Engineering Core Courses (50 units)
* Must pass with a “C-” (1.7) or better
Technical Electives (13 units)
Adviser approval is required before enrolling in any elective course.
Basic Science Course (3 units)