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USC Catalogue 2018-2019 
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Civil Engineering, Building Science Emphasis (BS)

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The requirement for the degree with an emphasis in building science is 137 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 the common requirements for undergraduate degrees section .

Composition/Writing Requirement

General Education

Pre-Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Electives

  • Elective  Civil Engineering Units: 3 ****

Total units: 137

**Satisfies GE requirement.

***The School of Architecture requires a minimum grade of C in ARCH 205a , ARCH 205b , ARCH 305a , ARCH 305b  and ARCH 405a , ARCH 405b  in order to continue in the building science design sequence.

****The civil engineering elective must be selected from the following courses: CE 451 , CE 453 , CE 460  and CE 471 .

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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