Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Civil Engineering Program

Freshman year (32 credits)

The Freshman year curriculum is the same for all engineering majors. The EGR 110, Study and Careers in Engineering, will discuss the different fields of engineering and will help students decide which field of engineering they wish to study. Students should take this course in their freshman year. The common freshman curriculum is below: 

First semester 

Second semester 

EGR 1101 (1)

TCM 110 (3)

MTH 2612 (5)

CHM 160 (4)

CHM 161 (1)

History3 (3)

Total = 17 hours 

ENG 110 (3)

MTH 2804 (5)

PHY 2034 (5)

ECO 155 (3)

Total = 16 hours

  1. A grade of "C" or better is required for graduation in Civil Engineering 
  2. See prerequisite requirements for MTH 261. 
  3. The History requirement is selected from HST 121, HST 122 or PLS 101. 
  4. Prerequisite for MTH 280 and PHY 203 is a grade of "C" or better in MTH 261. Students must make a "C" or better in MTH 280 and PHY 203 in order to enroll in the subsequent math, science and engineering courses. 

The remaining three years of the engineering curriculum depends on the major selected. Students majoring in Civil or Electrical Engineering will complete their degree at the Missouri State University campus. Students pursuing other engineering degrees should consult with an academic advisor to plan their second year of coursework at Missouri State University, and to prepare to transfer to Missouri University of Science and Technology (or another university) to complete their degree. 

General education requirements – Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Each student's program of study must contain a minimum of 21 credit hours of course work in general education and must be chosen according to the following rules: 

  1. All students are required to take one American history course, one economics course, one humanities course, and English 110. The history course is to be selected from History 121, History 122, or Political Science 101. The economics course must be Economics 155 or 165. The humanities course must be selected from the approved lists for Art, English, Foreign Languages, Music, Philosophy, Speech and Media Studies, or Theater.
  2. Depth requirement. Three credit hours must be taken in humanities or social sciences at the 200 level or above and must be selected from the approved list. This course must have as a prerequisite one of the humanities or social sciences courses already taken. Foreign language courses numbered lower than 200 will be considered to satisfy this requirement if they have a prerequisite (i.e. the second course in the foreign language sequence). Students may receive humanities credit for foreign language courses in their native tongue only if the course is at the 300 level or higher.  All courses taken to satisfy the depth requirement must be taken after graduating from high school. 
  3. The remaining two courses are to be chosen from the list of approved humanities/social sciences courses and may include one communications course in addition to English 110.
  4. Any specific departmental requirements in the general studies area must be satisfied. 
  5. Special topics and special problems and honors seminars are allowed only by petition to and approval by the student's department chairman. 

Civil Engineering Program - years 2-4 curriculum (99 hours)

The Civil Engineering program is characterized by its focus on the scientific basics of engineering and its innovative application; indeed, the underlying theme of this educational program is the application of the scientific basics to engineering practice through attention to problems and needs of the public. The necessary interrelations among the various topics, the engineering disciplines, and the other professions as they naturally come together in the solution of real world problems are emphasized as research, analysis, synthesis, and design are presented and discussed through classroom and laboratory instruction. 

Sophomore Year
First Semester

Sophomore Year
Second Semester

Junior Year
First Semester

Junior Year
Second Semester

*Senior Year
First Semester

*Senior Year
Second Semester

GRY 2752 (3)

MTH 302 (3) 

PHY 204 (5) 

*CE 3 (2) 

*IDE 502 (3) 

Total = 16 hours

MTH 345 (3)

GLG 110 (4)

MTH 303 (3)

*IDE 150 (2)

*IDE 1102 (3) 

*IDE 120 (1)

Total = 16 hours

*EMGT 1372 (2)

 *CE 2172 (3)

 *CE 2302 (3) 

*CE 261 (3) 

*CE 215 (3)

Gen. Ed.1 (3)

Total = 17 hours

CE 216 (3) 

*CE 242 (3) 

*CE 211 (3) 

*CE 234 (4) 

*CE 223 (3) 

Total = 16 hours

CE 210 (1) 

*CE 248 (3) 

*CE 221 (3) 

*CE Depth3,4 (3)

*CE Tech3,4 (3)

Gen. Ed.1 (3)

Total = 16 hours

CE 298 (3) 

*CE Depth3,4 (3) 

*CE Tech3,4 (3) 

*CE Tech3,4 (3)

Gen. Ed.1 (3)

Gen. Ed.1 (3)

Total = 18 hours

**Most Engineering courses will be offered by Missouri University of Science and Technology on the Missouri State University campus. Students must be admitted to Missouri University of Science and Technology prior to enrolling in engineering courses. 

  1. All general education electives must be approved by the student's advisor. One general education elective must be from ENG 210, 221, 310, 321 or COM 115. One general education elective must satisfy the depth requirement. 
  2. A grade of 'C' or better required to satisfy graduation requirements. 
  3. A grade of 'C' or better may be required in CE technical and depth elective prerequisite courses. Refer to the Missouri University of Science and Technology undergraduate catalog for this prerequisite information. 
  4. Choose depth and tech electives using Guidelines for Depth and Technical Electives. 

NOTE: All Civil Engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation. A passing grade on this examination is not required to earn a B.S. degree, however, it is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. This requirement is part of the Missouri University of Science and Technology assessment process as described in Assessment Requirements found elsewhere in the Missouri University of Science and Technology catalog. Students must sign a release form giving the University access to their Fundamentals of Engineering Examination score. 

Civil Engineering guidelines for depth and technical electives 

Students should consult with their academic advisor for guidelines regarding the selection of depth and technical electives.  Depth and technical electives are offered in the areas of Construction Engineering, Materials Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transportation Engineeri