Civil Engineering BSCIE


Students are admitted to the upper-division program after they have completed an acceptable pre-engineering program. The pre-engineering program can be taken at University of Missouri-St. Louis or at community colleges in the area. Normally, admission is granted to persons who have completed the pre-engineering program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 over all their mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory (statics and dynamics) engineering courses. Students with less than a 2.75 grade point average, but at least a C, in all their science, engineering and mathematics courses may be admitted on a conditional basis.

For more information, please contact the program advisor at (314) 516-7018.

Degree Requirements 

A program of 132 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. 

Majors must complete the University General Education and Graduation requirements, the Pre-Engineering Requirements, the Core Engineering Requirements, and Major Requirements.

A minimum grade of C- is necessary to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course.

General Education and Graduation Requirements

The following courses fulfill general education and graduation requirements and are required of Civil Engineering majors:

PHIL 2259Engineering Ethics3
PHIL 3380Philosophy of Science3
HIST 1001American Civilization to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)3
or HIST 1002 American Civilization 1865 to Present (MOTR HIST 102)
Three additional Social Science courses 19
Total Hours18

Pre-Engineering Requirements

Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.

MATH 1800Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1900Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5
MATH 2000Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH 2020Introduction to Differential Equations3
CHEM 1111Introductory Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5
GEOL 1001General Geology3
PHYSICS 2111Physics: Mechanics and Heat4
PHYSICS 2111LMechanics and Heat Laboratory1
PHYSICS 2112Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics4
PHYSICS 2112LElectricity, Magnetism, and Optics Laboratory1
ENGR 2310Statics3
ENGR 2320Dynamics3
ENGL 1100First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)3
Total Hours45

Engineering Core Requirements

CMP SCI 1250Introduction to Computing3
J E COMM 2000Engineering Studio I1
ENGL 3130Technical Writing3
Total Hours7

Civil Engineering Major Requirements

J C ENGR 2160Surveying3
J C ENGR 1430Introduction to Engineering Design: CAD & GIS2
J C ENGR 3210Computer Methods of Engineering Analysis2
J C ENGR 3410Structural Analysis3
J C ENGR 3420Structural Design3
J C ENGR 3360Civil Engineering Materials Lab1
J C ENGR 3430Civil Engineering Design CAD & GIS2
J C ENGR 3460Transportation Engineering3
J C ENGR 3760Hydraulic Engineering3
J C ENGR 4190Soil Mechanics3
J C ENGR 4200Soil Exploration and Testing1
J C ENGR 4600Highway and Traffic Engineering3
J C ENGR 4640Foundation Engineering3
J C ENGR 4670Structural Design Projects3
or J C ENGR 4910 Hydrology and Hydraulic Design Project
J C ENGR 4730Construction Operations and Management3
J C ENGR 4740Economic Decisions in Engineering3
J C ENGR 4950Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Review1
J C ENGR 4990Senior Civil Engineering Seminar1
J M ENGR 2410Mechanics of Deformable Bodies3
J M ENGR 3360Material Science for J C ENGR3
J M ENGR 3700Fluid Mechanics3
J M ENGR 3721Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
MATH 1320Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
Civil Engineering Electives6
Total Hours62

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the University of Missouri-St. Louis that apply to all candidates for undergraduate degrees, the student must earn a minimum campus grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all engineering courses attempted at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Sample Graduation Plans

Water Resources/Environmental Engineering Track

First Year
MATH 18005MATH 19005MATH 20005
CHEM 11115PHYSICS 2111L1ENGR 23103
ENGR 101011PHYSICS 21114 
ENGL 11003GEOL 10013 
 HIST 1001 or 10023 
 14 16 8
Second Year
ENGR 23203J C ENGR 21603J C ENGR 33601
MATH 20203J C ENGR 32102J M ENGR 33603
PHYSICS 21114J E COMM 20001EXPLORE - Social Sciences3
PHYSICS 2111L1J M ENGR 24103 
EXPLORE – Social Sciences23J M ENGR 37003 
 CMP SCI 12503 
 14 15 7
Third Year
J C ENGR 14302J C ENGR 34203J M ENGR 33603
J C ENGR 34103J C ENGR 34302J C ENGR 33601
J C ENGR 46003J C ENGR 37603 
J C ENGR 47403J C ENGR 41903 
MATH 13203J C ENGR 42001 
J M ENGR 37211PHIL 22593 
 15 15 4
Fourth Year
J C ENGR 35203J C ENGR 34603 
J C ENGR 46403J C ENGR 49103 
J C ENGR 47303J C ENGR 49501 
J C ENGR 48303ENGL 31303 
J C ENGR 49901PHIL 33803 
 EXPLORE - Social Sciences  
 13 13
Fifth Year
J C ENGR 48303J C ENGR 49103 
J C ENGR 35203J C ENGR 49501 
J C ENGR 49901  
J C ENGR 46403  
J C ENGR 47303  
 13 4
Total Hours: 151

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.

Structural Engineering Track

First Year
MATH 18005MATH 19005MATH 20005
CHEM 11115PHYSICS 21114ENGR 23103
ENGL 11003PHYSICS 2111L1 
ENGR 101011GEOL 10013 
 HIST 1001 or 10023 
 14 16 8
Second Year
MATH 20203J E COMM 20001J M ENGR 33603
PHYSICS 21114CMP SCI 12503J C ENGR 33601
PHYSICS 2111L1J C ENGR 21603EXPLORE - Social Sciences3
ENGR 23203J M ENGR 24103 
EXPLORE - Social Sciences23J C ENGR 32102 
 J M ENGR 37003 
 CMP SCI 12503 
 14 18 7
Third Year
J C ENGR 14302J C ENGR 34203J M ENGR 33603
J C ENGR 34103J C ENGR 34302J C ENGR 33601
J C ENGR 4600 J C ENGR 37603 
J C ENGR 47403J C ENGR 41903 
MATH 13203J C ENGR 42001 
 PHIL 22593 
 11 15 4
Fourth Year
J C ENGR 4360 J C ENGR 34603 
J C ENGR 46403J C ENGR 46603 
J C ENGR 4730 J C ENGR 46703 
J C ENGR 4990 J C ENGR 49501 
J M ENGR 37211PHIL 33803 
ENGL 31303EXPLORE - Social Sciences3 
 7 16
Fifth Year
J C ENGR 46303J C ENGR 46603 
J C ENGR 49901J C ENGR 46703 
J C ENGR 46403J C ENGR 49501 
J C ENGR 47303  
 10 7
Total Hours: 147