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    Civil Engineering

    Civil engineering is the oldest and most diverse branch of engineering. In its broadest sense, the civil engineer adapts the physical features of the earth to the needs of society. Approximately one out of four engineers is engaged in civil engineering.

    About This Major

    • College: Engineering
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Hours for the Degree: 131
    • Minor: No
    • Combined-Degree Program: Yes
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    Civil engineering includes the design and construction of bridges, buildings, dams, waterways, coastal protection works, airports, pipelines, space launching facilities, railroads, highways, sanitary systems, ocean structures and facilities, foundations, harbors, waterworks and many other systems and structures upon which modern civilization depends.

    Department Requirements

    A minimum grade of C is required for all courses marked with an asterisk (*). A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all civil engineering courses. Before graduating, all BSCE students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

    The basic program provides the minimum education for practice. Beyond the bachelor's degree, advanced degrees are available in geosensing, transportation, water resources, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction, public works, civil engineering materials, and coastal and oceanographic engineering.

    Educational Objectives

    The undergraduate program in civil engineering will prepare graduates to
    • Meet the needs and expectations of civil engineering employers and proceed toward the attainment of a Professional Engineering (P.E.) license;
    • Continue their education and pursue advanced degrees if they so desire.


    To develop civil engineering professionals with proficiency in the fundamentals of science and engineering; to develop an understanding of the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering projects; to develop enhanced communication skills; and to develop an appreciation of professionalism and ethics in the practice of engineering.


    The department strives to build upon a leading program of exceptional teaching, innovative research and dedicated service by maintaining a strong curriculum, a highly qualified and committed faculty, outstanding facilities and essential funding.

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    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • 2.5 GPA on all critical tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 1 of 7 tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts:
      CHM 2045 or CHM 2095, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 7 critical tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    If you do not place out of ENC 1101, take it in the fall.
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P) * or
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) * 4
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    CGN 2002 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1
    ENC 3254 Professional Communication for Engineers (GE-C) * 3
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) * 4
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P) * 3
    PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)​ 3​
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M) * 4
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (GE-P) * 3
    PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory 1
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 4 Credits
    EGM 2511 Engineering Mechanics - Statics * 3
    EML 3007 Elements of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer or
    EML 3100 Thermodynamics
    MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations (GE-M) * 3
    STA 3032 Engineering Statistics​ 3​
    Science elective​ (see list below) 3​
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering 4
    CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering 3
    CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis 3
    EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics * 2
    EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials * 3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics 4
    CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization 3
    CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials 4
    CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics 4
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management
    CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures 4
    CWR 4202 Hydraulics 3
    TTE 4004C Transportation Engineering 4
    Total 14
    Semester 8 Credits
    CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering 3
    CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete 3
    EGN 4034 Professional Ethics 1
    ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
    Technical elective (CGN 4905 Civil Engineering Practice highly recommended)
    Total 14
    Semester 9 Credits
    SUR 4201 Route Geometrics and Design 3
    Capstone Design Class (see list below)​ 3​
    Design elective (see list below) 3
    Technical electives (see list below) 6
    Total 15

    * Minimum grade of C required

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    Science Electives (choose one)

    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1 3
    EES 4103 / EES 4102L Applied Ecology and Environmental Biology Laboratory 3
    GEO 3250 Climatology 3
    GLY 2030C Environmental and Engineering Geology 3
    MET 3503 Weather and Forecasting 3
    SWS 4720C GIS in Soil and Water Science 3
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems (GIS) 3

    Technical Electives

    CCE 4015 Civil Engineering Estimating 3
    ​CEG 4101 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design ​3
    CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design 3
    CES 4141 Stress Analysis 3
    CES 4605 Analysis and Design in Steel 3
    CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design 3
    CGN 4503 Pavement Design 3
    CGN 4600 Public Works Engineering 3
    CGN 4905 Building Codes and Professional Practice 3
    ​CGN 4905 Civil Engineering Practice ​4
    CWR 4114 Surface Hydrology 3
    CWR 4120 Groundwater 3
    CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design 3
    CWR 4542 Water Resources Engineering 3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design 3
    TTE 4106 Urban Transportation Planning 3
    TTE 4201 Traffic Engineering 3
    TTE 4300 Transportation Systems Analysis 3
    One technical class at 3000/4000 level from outside CE department in geology, environmental engineering, building construction / architecture or urban and regional planning (or other as approved by adviser). 3

    Design Electives (choose at least one)

    CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design 3
    CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design 3
    CES 4605 Analysis and Design in Steel 3
    CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design 3
    CGN 4503 Pavement Design 3
    CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Design 3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design 3

    Capstone Design Classes (choose one, in final semester)

    CCE 4811 Construction Engineering Design 3
    CGN 4806 Transportation -Water- Materials Design 3
    CGN 4910 Structures -Geotech- Construction Design 3
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majors: civil-engineering