The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers two Bachelor of Science degrees:
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
The four-year programs leading to these two degrees are listed below.
During the first two years, students are in a pre-engineering program.
Students must successfully complete the pre-engineering program or, in
the case of transfer students, substantially equivalent coursework at
another institution before they are accepted into the professional
program. Transfer students may apply for permission to take
upper-division courses in cases where postponement of these courses will
prolong the student's time to graduate.
Design is a cornerstone of engineering that requires creative thinking, technical knowledge, the ability to organize and solve complex problems, and teamwork. Engineering design activities begin during the first two years and progress in-depth as each student's proficiency increases. These design activities culminate in a major senior design course, which integrates past engineering coursework into a focused, realistic design project. An important feature of the senior design experience is that students work in teams to complete the project.
The student who is majoring in, or is planning to major in, Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering needs to be aware of the College of Engineering requirements concerning admission to the college, pre-engineering program, admission to professional engineering programs, University Studies (General Education), and other academic requirements. Additional information concerning these items is given in the USU General Catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of these rules and regulations. Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is required for graduation.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department strongly recommends that students have a high-end calculator, such as a HP-48 or HP-49, that has the capabilities to do units, matrices, and programs in Basic. Although not a requirement at this time, CEE students are strongly encouraged to have a modern desktop or laptop personal computer. Since computer technology is changing rapidly, students should seek advice from a knowledgeable professional on hardware and software requirements before purchasing a computer.
Undergraduate Admission Information
Students in good standing may apply for admission
to the department. In addition, students must maintain the academic
requirements outlined for the College of Engineering.
All freshmen, including transfer students with less than 30 semester hours of credit, must submit an official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores as part of their application for admission.
Application for admission and credentials from schools previously attended should be received by the University Admissions Office by July 1 for fall semester admission, by November 1 for spring semester admission, and by May 1 for summer semester admission.
A student is admitted to the University on the basis of an application (which includes official transcripts of credit from each school previously attended), a $35 nonrefundable application fee, and ACT/SAT scores when applicable. A processing fee of $10 is required of students applying for readmission. Contact the Admissions Office for application and general information.
Students who have attended home schooling, charter high schools, or performance/outcome-based high schools will need to submit an Application for Admission, the $35 application fee, and ACT results, and may need to have an interview as part of the admissions application process. Those students who have completed the GED must also submit a copy of the GED Certificate.
Application materials for the undergraduate program are available on-line.
Utah State University grants admission without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or national origin, to students who satisfy the admission requirements.