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USC Catalogue 2017-2018

Civil Engineering (BS)


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The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Additionally, there are three possible areas of emphases within this civil engineering program major. These are building science, environmental engineering and structural engineering. An area of emphasis appears in parentheses after the primary major name on the transcript.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The requirement for the degree is 133 units. A cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) is required for all courses taken at USC as well as all upper-division courses applied toward the major, regardless of the department in which the courses are taken. In addition, a minimum grade of C must be earned in each of the following courses: CE 205 , CE 225 , CE 309  and CE 235 . See also common requirements for undergraduate degrees .

Composition/Writing Requirement


General Education


Pre-Major Requirements


Major Requirements


Courses from Other Engineering Departments


Total units: 58


Major Electives


  • Elective   Civil Engineering   Units: 6
  • Design Kernel  Civil Engineering Design Kernel Course   Units: 6*** 

Total units: 133


**Satisfies General Education requirement.

***Design kernel courses must be selected from the following list of design courses: CE 457 , CE 465 , CE 466 , CE 476 , CE 478 , CE 482 , CE 484  and CE 485 .

 

Tracks


In addition to the core courses, students are required to select one of the following tracks: General, Construction or Water Resources.

General Track

Choose one of the following: CE 480  as the capstone course and CE 482  as a required design kernel course; or CE 465  as the capstone course and CE 466  or CE 476  as a required design kernel course.

The civil engineering electives may be chosen freely.

Construction Track

Select CE 480  as the capstone course and CE 482  as a required design kernel course. Replace CE 453  with CE 460  . The other civil engineering electives must be chosen from the following list: CE 461 , CE 462 , CE 469 , CE 470  and ARCH 419 .

Water Resources Track

Select CE 465  as the capstone course and select one of the following as a required design kernel course: CE 466  or CE 476 . Six units of electives must be selected from the following list: CE 466 , CE 476  and CE 490 .

All curricula leading to a degree must be approved by the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; please note this includes transfer credit and units for courses waived for subject credit only, which have been approved through the Degree Progress department.

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