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(Archive) Civil Engineering (C E)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Civil Engineering (C E) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR PAUL P. JOVANIS, Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The program in Civil and Environmental Engineering provides the basic undergraduate education required for private practice and public service in civil and environmental engineering, and/or continued formal education at the graduate level. The goals of the program are identical to those described under the heading of the College of Engineering. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of civil engineering principles and design techniques. Students learn the basic engineering science concepts needed for this major through required course work in several of the different specialty areas. They are given the opportunity to become familiar with the main discipline of the field (i.e., construction/management, environmental, hydrosystems, materials/pavement design/geotechnical, structures, and transportation) through a series of elective courses. The program is broadened by courses in communication skills, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and other engineering disciplines. Students gain experience in working as members of a team and using interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems. These experiences, as well as those related to engineering principles and design, are taught through exercises in the classroom, laboratory, and field and culminate in "capstone" design courses. Hence, the student's knowledge and skills are applied to actual engineering problems.

For the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, a minimum of 132 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 108 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (71 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), E MCH 011(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 012(3)[1], 013(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), GEOSC 001(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
C E 211(3)[1], 221W(3)[1], 231(3)[1], 240(3)[1], 244(3)[1], 261(3)[1], 270(3)[1], 280(3)[1], STAT 401(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (37 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3); M E 023(3) or 030(3)[30]; CHEM 034(3) or select 3 credits of math or science courses from department list (Sem: 3-4)
E E 220(3) or 305(3)[30] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from C E 321(3), 341(3), 342(3), 345(3), 351(3), 362(2), 363(1), 371(3), or 380(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of C E 400-level design courses from department list[30] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of C E 400-level courses from department list[30] (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[30] Students may substitute 6 credits of ROTC for 3 credits of 400-level C E courses and 3 credits of M E or E E .


The Pennsylvania State University ©2000

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-105A & 28-06-048D - Description change

Review Date: 3/14/00

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