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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, Accelerated (B.S.C.E./M.S.)

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Accelerated B.S.C.E./M.S. Program in Civil Engineering

This program allows outstanding undergraduates to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Civil Engineering in as little as five years by taking graduate-level technical electives that will count toward both degree programs. Specifically, students who are selected into this program can satisfy the undergraduate requirement of nine hours of technical electives by taking 6000-level courses that will then be counted toward their graduate degree program. However, the graduate coursework will not apply to the undergraduate GPA.

Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S.C.E/M.S. program early in their undergraduate career in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 may apply for the accelerated program once they have completed 15 credit hours of 3000-level CIVL course work. In addition to an application form, students must have the recommendation of their undergraduate academic advisor, and the concurrence of the department chair and graduate coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering. In order to remain in the program, students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.25. To continue in the program past the B.S.C.E. degree, students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and the Civil Engineering M.S. program.

University General Education Program (36 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for University General Education Program requirements. Note the following requirements are specified for this program:



Waived for B.S.C.E. students who have completed one unit of American history in high school.

The Major (67 hours)

Civil Engineering Electives

Nine hours of civil engineering electives approved by an advisor and selected from Group 1 and Group 2 electives, with no more than 3 hours from Group 1.

Typical 4-Year Civil Engineering Sequence

Academic Year Total 35 hrs

Academic Year Total 35 hrs

Academic Year Total 31 hrs

Academic Year Total 27 hrs

Total Hours: 128

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 128

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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