Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

BS - Civil Engineering

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustment/s for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements30
Core Lower Division General Education9
Of the 39 units required by the university, 30 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American CivilizationM46
AMS 001B. American CivilizationM56
Physical Education0
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
Preparation for the Major29
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
GEOL 002. Introduction to Earth Science3
Requirements of the Major61
Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in all approved courses taken in the Civil Engineering Department.
Core Courses15
CE 020. Engineering Graphics, CAD and Programming3
Taking both ME 020 and ME 030 can be used to satisfy CE 020.
CE 095. Theory and Application of Statics3
CE 112. Mechanics of Materials3
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
ME 101. Dynamics3
Required Major Courses37
CE 008. Plane Surveying3
CE 120. Construction Materials Laboratory1
CE 121. Transportation Engineering3
CE 130. Civil Engineering Economic Analysis2
CE 131. Introduction to Construction Engineering3
CE 140. Geotechnical Engineering3
CE 150. Introduction to Hydrology and Hydraulics3
CE 160. Structural Analysis3
CE 162. Structural Concrete Design3
CE 170. Principles of Environmental Engineering3
CE 181. Civil Engineering Systems3
CE 190. Numerical Solutions of Civil Engineering Problems2
CE 192. Probabilistic Models for Civil Engineering Decisions2
ME 111. Fluid Mechanics3
Additional Courses9
Three courses from Civil Engineering electives approved by advisor.
Two of the three elective courses must be approved design electives.

Total Units:120

A semester-by-semester schedule for meeting these requirements is available in the department office and on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Web site at