Civil Engineering Degree Plan (123 Hours)

FIRST YEAR

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
Course Name Credits Course Name Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 Philosophy Elective (1) 3
MATH 2413 Calculus & Analytic Geom. I*** 4 MATH 2414 Calculus & Analytic Geom. II*** 4
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I          *** 3 PHYS 2425 University Physics I             *** 4
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab    *** 1 Communication Elective (2) 3
CVEN 1201 Intro. to Civil Engr. 
(P/C: MATH 2413)
2 CVEN 2370 CAD/Intro Surveying           ***
(P/C: MATH 2413)
3
HIST 1301 U.S. History 1 (1) 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 17

SECOND YEAR

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
PHYS 2426 University Physics II              *** 4 INEN 2373 Engineering Economics (5) 3
CVEN 2301 Statics (P: PHYS 2425)          *** 3 MEEN 2302 Dynamics                            *** 3
MATH 3370 Intro Theory Statistical Infer 3 CVEN 2372 Mechanics of Solids               ***
(P: CVEN 2301)
3
CVEN 3311 Intro Env. Engineering
(P: CHEM 1311 & MATH 2413)
3 MATH 3301 Ordinary Diff. Equations        ***
Or CVEN 2320 Diff. Equation (P: MATH 2414)
3
MATH 3435/2415 Calculus III                  *** 4 Creative Arts Elective (4) 3
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 15

THIRD YEAR

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
CVEN 3340 Structural Analysis
(P: CVEN 2372)
3 CVEN 3300 Materials Engineering
(P: CVEN 2372)
3
CVEN 3351 Fluid Mechanics
(P: MEEN 2302)
3 CVEN 3360 Engineering Hydrology
(P: MEEN 2302)
3
CVEN 4365 Intro to Transportation Eng.
(P/C: MATH 3370)
3 CVEN 3370 Water and Wastewater Treatment
(P: CVEN 3311, 3351)
3
POLS 2301 Intro to American Government I 3 CVEN 3390 Geo-technical Engineering
(P: CVEN 2372)
3
History Elective (3) 3 Science Elective (6) 4
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

FOURTH YEAR

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
CVEN Elective (7) 3 CVEN Elective (7) 3
CVEN 4340 Foundational Engineering 
(P: CVEN 3390)
3 CVEN 4350 Hydraulic Engineering
(P: CVEN 3351)
3
CVEN 4380 Reinforced Concrete Design
(P: CVEN 3340)
3 CVEN 4390 Structural Steel Design
(P: CVEN 3340)
3
CVEN 4212 Civil Engineering Systems Design Project I (Pass at least 4: CVEN 3300, 3311, 3340, 3351 or 3390) 2 CVEN 4313 Civil Engineering Systems Design Project II (Pass at least 4: CVEN 3300, 3311, 3340, 3351 or 3390) 3
POLS 2302 American Government II 3
CVEN 4110 Seminar (P: Senior Standing) 1
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 12

Notes (Version 9/3/2019):

All math, science and engineering courses require a grade of 'C' or better to satisfy degree plan/prerequisite requirements.

  1. Philosophy Electives: PHIL 1370 or PHIL 2306 Ethics
  2. Communication Electives: COMM 1315, COMM 1321, DSDE 1371, FREN 1311 or SPAN 1311
  3. History Electives: HIST 1302 or HIST 2301
  4. Creative Arts Electives: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, DANC 2304, MUSI 1306, MUSI 1310, COMM 1375, PHIL 1330 or THEA 1310
  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective: INEN 2373 Engineering Economics
  6. Science Electives: GEOL 1403 or BIOL 1406
  7. CVEN Electives: CVEN 4320, 4370, 4309 or 53XX (must have senior status), MATH 2318
  8. If test scores (SAT/MRS) do not meet the required minimum, additional math courses will be required.

*** Can be substituted with equilvalent courses from the THECB approved Field of Study for Civil Engineering
P: Pre-requisite, C: Co-requisite, P/C: Pre or co-requisite

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