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[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Civil Engineering, BSCVE

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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.


This program is a part of the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology .

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

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

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.

Enrollment Requirements 

Upper division engineering courses require Engineering Standing.  

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .

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Program Course Requirements

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum .

Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Engineering Majors: Must take MATH 1190  in Mathematics & Quantitative Skills, MATH 2202  in Applied Math, and PHYS 2211  / 2211L  and PHYS 2212  / 2212L  in Natural Sciences.


Note: Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Core Field of Study (18 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses.

Major Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses. Select 3 credit hours from each of the Civil Engineering Discipline Groups (CEDG) 1 and 2. Take 6 credit hours may be selected from a combination of courses not previously taken from Civil Engineering Discipline Groups 1, 2, or 3.

Program Total (124 Credit Hours)

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