2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Civil Engineering Minor

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Eric M. Lui , Civil Engineering Professor, Minor Coordinator
151 Link Hall
Andria Costello Staniec, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Chair
151 Link Hall


Riyad S. Aboutaha, Shobha K. Bhatia, Elizabeth Carter, David G. Chandler, Ruth Chen, Andria Costello Staniec, Charles T. Driscoll Jr., Chris E. Johnson, Min Liu, Yizhi Liu, Eric M. Lui, Sinead Mac Namara, Aaron Mohammed, Dawit Negussey, Zhao Qin, Baris Salman, Yilei Shi, Svetoslava Todorova, John Trimmer, Teng Zeng


The civil engineering minor is designed to give students the opportunity to learn and apply basic engineering knowledge to solve problems related to the analysis, design and construction of civil infrastructure.  Students enrolled in this program have the option to focus on one specific discipline or explore several areas of civil engineering.


This minor is available to all University students who have the necessary prerequisites (see the section on restrictions) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above on a space-available basis. To be admitted to the program, students must submit a Declaration of Minor form signed by their academic advisor, the civil engineering minor coordinator, and the academic dean of their home school/college.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematics and engineering principles to solve simple civil engineering problems.

  2. Carry out analysis and design in at least one of the following civil engineering disciplines: construction and infrastructure engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering.

  3. Analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.


To complete a minor in civil engineering, students are required to declare the minor using the minor declaration form, and take a minimum of six courses (at least 18 credits) as described below with a combined GPA of at least 2.00.

Focus Areas (6 - 7 Credits)

Choose two courses selected from any one of the following three focus areas:

Two Additional 300 Level and Above CEE Courses (6 - 7 Credits)


Students enrolled in this program should have taken MAT 295 - Calculus I, MAT 296 - Calculus II, and PHY 211 - General Physics I; or their equivalents.


Student who do not have the above prerequisites should seek advice from the minor coordinator before enrollment.

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