Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Civil Engineering

Minimum required: 126 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course.
  4. No minor is required in this Bachelor of Science degree program because of the breadth of the foundation and support coursework.
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. If two years of the same, non-English language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  7. All students in the Civil Engineering degree programs must complete Civil Engineering (CE) course prerequisites with a grade of “C” or higher.
  8. For transfer students, 39 semester credit hours in chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics (or their equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Civil Engineering Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Civil Engineering at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MATH 2471Calculus I4
    TCCN: MATH 2413
    MATH 2472Calculus II4
    TCCN: MATH 2414
    MATH 2473Integral Calculus with Multivariables and Series4
    TCCN: MATH 2415
    MATH 3323Differential Equations3
    TCCN: MATH 2320
    CHEM 1335Engineering Chemistry3
    TCCN: CHEM 1309
    CHEM 1135Engineering Chemistry Laboratory1
    TCCN: CHEM 1109
    PHYS 1430Mechanics4
    PHYS 2425Electricity and Magnetism4
    TCCN: PHYS 2426
    ENGR 3311Mechanics of Materials3
    TCCN: ENGR 2332
    Total Hours30

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 2413])4ENGR 2301 (TCCN ENGR 2301)3
PHYS 1430 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN PHYS 2425])4MATH 2473 (Component Area Option Code 090/092 [TCCN MATH 2415])4
ENGR 13043CHEM 1335 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1309 or 1409])3
CE 12102CHEM 1135 (TCCN CHEM 1109 [taken with TCCN CHEM 1309])1
 CS 13423
 14 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MATH 33233PHIL 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 2306])3
PHYS 2425 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2426])4MATH 33763
ENGR 33113ENGR 33733
Basic Science Elective14CE 23403
Communication Component Code 0103CE 23503
 CE 33203
 17 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
American History Component Code 0603ECO 2301 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN ECON 1301])3
ENGR 33803American History Component Code 0603
IE 33203CE 33103
CE 33303CE 33313
CE 33503CE 33603
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
GEO 43563Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3
CE 43703POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
CE 43903CE 43913
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3CE Technical Elective I33
CE Infrastructure Design Elective23CE Technical Elective II33
 15 15
Total Hours: 126

 Basic Science Elective - 4 hours may be chosen from the following:  BIO 1330 and BIO 1130, BIO 1331 and BIO 1131, GEOL 1410


 CE Infrastructure Design Elective may be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor from the following: CE 4323, CE 4330, CE 4361


 CE Technical Electives may be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor from the following: CE 4100, CE 4200, CE 4300, CE 4310, CE 4311, CE 4320, CE 4321, CE 4322, CE 4350, CE 4351, CE 4360,CE 4362, CE 4371, CE 4392, ENGR 3190, and ENGR 3290.