Civil Engineering concerns the study of the conception, design, construction, and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the building of bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems, buildings, and many other types of structures. Environmental considerations, such as water supply, pollution control, and preservation of soil quality, are also important.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) focuses on the core competency areas: environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice. Students will be prepared to combine social awareness and an interest in humanity with the technical expertise of the engineering profession as they plan, design, and construct a built environment. B.S.C.E. students complete core courses common to the other engineering majors as well as specialized courses in civil engineering.
The Civil Engineering Program of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University will produce graduates who:
Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal acceptance into a U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering (WCE) major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy General Education and Common Prerequisite requirements, lower level electives, and EGS 1006L.
Admission to Florida Gulf Coast University does not guarantee acceptance into a WCE major. Students are accepted into a WCE major upon satisfaction of the following: admission to FGCU as a degree seeking student in good academic standing; attendance at a Freshman Transition Workshop or Transfer Student Orientation session; and completion of Calculus I with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions may be made for AP/IB credit with approval of the WCE Academic Advisor.
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)