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Civil Engineering, BSCVE

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Contact Information

Phone:(470) 578-5076

Program Description

Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines and involves the planning, design, and construction of facilities essential to modern life.

Graduates can look forward to employment by construction companies; city and county engineering departments; state and federal transportation organizations (such as the Georgia Department of Transportation); and civil engineering consulting and design firms. Graduates have the qualifications to enter careers in areas such as, but not limited to, transportation engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resource engineering, and construction engineering. Typical job titles for graduates may include construction engineer, project engineer, planner, project supervisor, consulting engineer, and design engineer.

Civil Engineering requires rigorous training in basic engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of planning and management of construction projects and the associated systems and resources. Graduates in the area of Civil Engineering will be required to master technical elements and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management, and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who will be able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of civil engineering projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the engineering profession.

The first two years of each undergraduate engineering program’s curriculum are considered to be lower division while the remaining two years are considered the upper division. For the most part, upper division engineering courses are those with course numbers in the 3000’s and 4000’s. In addition to the stated prerequisites and unless otherwise noted in the catalog, students must apply for and be granted Engineering Standing in order to enroll in any upper division engineering course taught in the School of Engineering. (Note: Courses requiring Engineering Standing will include in their list of prerequisites “Test ENGR with a minimum score of Y” or “Engineering Standing” or words to that affect.)

All students enrolled prior to Fall 2014 semester who are majoring in Engineering or Engineering Technology are automatically granted Engineering Standing.

Engineering Standing Requirements  

Admission Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Double Owl Pathway

This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit https://doubleowl.kennesaw.edu

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

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General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Engineering Majors must take MATH 1190 in Area A2 and MATH 2202 in Area D1 

Upper Division Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Select two courses from Civil Engineering Discipline Groups (CEDG) 1 to 3, but not more than one from each CEDG 1 to 3. The remaining two courses may be selected from ANY CEDG 1 to 4.

Program Total (130 Credit Hours)

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