Civil Engineering Major

Civil Engineering Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Civil engineers are unique problem solvers who apply their technical know-how to meet the challenges of disaster relief, deteriorating facilities, traffic congestion, floods, earthquakes, environmental contamination, and community planning.

Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the infrastructure of modern civilization. Civil engineers are leaders who help and serve society by providing safe, functional, economical structures and facilities. 

The civil engineering curriculum is broad, rigorous, rewarding, and relevant to the needs of the Army and the profession.  

Civil engineering majors apply the knowledge of mathematics and science and analyze and solve problems in structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, construction engineering. Civil engineering majors also conduct experiments in civil engineering technical areas and analyze and interpret the resulting data. Cadets in this major will design a civil engineering project, use probability and statistics to address uncertainty, include principles of sustainability in design, and explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership. Additionally, civil engineering majors will analyze issues in professional ethics and explain the importance of professional licensure.  

Graduates of the civil engineering major are well prepared for professional practice, including licensure, and for subsequent graduate study in a variety of disciplines. This major offers an honors track. 

The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Civil engineering majors have a lab requirement component. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

Required Courses

CE201 INTRO TO CIVIL ENGINEERING 

CE350 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING

CE371 SOIL MECHANICS/FNDTN ENGNRG

CE380 HYDROLOGY/HYDRAULIC DESIGN

CE401 CIV ENG PROF PRAC AND APP

CE403 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

CE404 DSN STEEL AND WOOD STRUCTURES

CE450 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

CE483 DSN CONC AND MASON STRUCTURES3

MC300 FUND OF ENGR MECH AND DESIGN

MC364 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

 

Sample Electives

CE472ADV SOIL MECHNCS/FNDTN ENGRNG 

CE491ADV STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

CE495TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

EE301FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN

EV398GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS

EV481WATER RESOURCES PLAN & DESIGN

MC380ENGINEERING MATERIALS 

MC478STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

ME472ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS 

XE490SUSTAINABILITY ENGINEERING

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Civil Engineering Major Curriculum.

Civil engineering majors are able to study abroad in locations such as Egypt, Mexico, China, Russia, and Canada. Majors have the opportunity to participate in a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. Cadets will work alongside world-class professional engineers and researchers, gaining invaluable knowledge and insight into the facilities, methods, and procedures used to design, test, and improve Army systems. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering or the Center for Innovation & Engineering.