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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering BS

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The objectives of the bachelor of science in civil engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  • are able to perform the technical analyses and design tasks of entry-level civil engineers
  • can successfully work toward professional engineering licensure
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • understand the importance of leadership skills, team building and ethical practice
  • value lifelong learning and improvement through graduate degrees or professional study
  • appreciate the importance of community involvement and social contribution civil engineers are dedicated to improving our living environment

Civil engineering offers an interesting and challenging career in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and urban infrastructure; in transportation systems, including highways, airports, rapid transit lines, railroads, and harbor facilities; in the development of water resources, including reservoirs for storage, canals for irrigation, dams for power generation, stormwater management for drainage, groundwater recharge for contamination prevention, wastewater treatment for environmental protection, and water purification for drinking purposes; in the construction industry; including foundations, bridges, concrete and steel structures, in problems concerned with environmental preservation; and in the sustainable development of cities. In preparing for work in such a broad field, the civil engineering student studies mathematics, basic science, communication, social science and humanities, engineering science and civil engineering design. CU Denver’s civil engineering graduates usually find their first professional employment with consulting engineering firms, government agencies and various industries.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses applying to major requirements.
  2. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all CVEN courses attempted.

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