University Catalog Description of the BS degree Program (General Requirements)



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 Requirements 30
Core Lower Division General Education 9
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 Education 6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions 12
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 Civilization M4   6
AMS 001B. American Civilization M5   6
Physical Education 0
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement 3
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
ENGR 100W. Engineering Reports ZR   3
Preparation for the Major 29
MATH 030. Calculus I B4   3
MATH 031. Calculus II B4   4
MATH 032. Calculus III B4   3
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations     3
PHYS 050. General Physics/Mechanics B1+B3   4
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism B1+B3   4
CHEM 001A. General Chemistry B1+B3   5
GEOL 002. Introduction to Earth Science     3
Requirements of the Major 61
Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in all approved courses taken in the Civil Engineering Department.  
Core Courses 15
CE 020. Engineering Graphics, CAD and Programming     3
Taking both ME 020 and ME 030 can be used to satisfy CE 020.
CE 095. Theory and Application of Statics     3
CE 112. Mechanics of Materials     3
ENGR 010. Introduction to Engineering E   3
ME 101. Dynamics     3
Required Major Courses 37
CE 008. Plane Surveying     3
CE 120. Construction Materials Laboratory     1
CE 121. Transportation Engineering     3
CE 130. Civil Engineering Economic Analysis     2
CE 131. Introduction to Construction Engineering     3
CE 140. Geotechnical Engineering     3
CE 150. Introduction to Hydrology and Hydraulics     3
CE 160. Structural Analysis     3
CE 162. Structural Concrete Design     3
CE 170. Principles of Environmental Engineering     3
CE 181. Civil Engineering Systems     3
CE 190. Numerical Solutions of Civil Engineering Problems     2
CE 192. Probabilistic Models for Civil Engineering Decisions     2
ME 111. Fluid Mechanics     3
Additional Courses 9
Three courses from Civil Engineering electives approved by advisor.  
Two of the three elective courses must be approved design electives.  

Total Units: 120