Civil Engineering (BS)

University of South Alabama
4 years
Bachelor's degree
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About this program

Civil Engineering(BS)

Civil engineering is a very broad profession that encompasses a wide range of activities, some obvious and some not so obvious. The profession is organized into several different subdisciplines: Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. Video: American Society of Civil engineers (ASCE) "What do Civil Engineers do?"

Civil engineers design, build, operate, and maintain the structures and infrastructure that allows our modern society to function. These facilities are critically important to our everyday life and include buildings, roads, bridges, safe drinking water systems, storm water and wastewater collection and treatment systems, railroads, seaports, airports, environmental protection systems, dams, flood control works, and many others. Civil engineering is the largest of all engineering fields and is projected to have the largest job growth (over 46 00 new hires) in next 10 years.

Civil engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution control, traffic congestion, drinking water needs, energy demands, urban redevelopment, costal protection and resiliency, and community planning. From the Freedom Tower in NYC rising 1776 feet in the air to the massive Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, civil engineers are building our future.

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Admission requirements

Documents Required

  • Official high school transcript reflecting a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Official ACT or SAT scores: a minimum ACT superscore of 19 OR a minimum SAT (critical reading + math only) score of 900 (if taken prior to March 2016) OR a minimum SAT (Evidence-based reading and writing + math only) score of 990 (if take March 2016 or after)

At this time, the University of South Alabama is accepting self-reported information that will be considered with your application for admission. All the information will be verified and your admission will be contingent on receipt of official documents.

Required Academic Core Courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of Math- Must include Algebra I and two higher level math courses (for example: Algebra II, Algebra w/ Finance, Algebraic Connections, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or other higher level math courses will be considered)
  • 3 years of science (At least two of the sciences must include labs)
  • 3 years of advanced electives (Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language)

The Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Endorsement meets all University of South Alabama core requirements. The Credit Based Diploma awarded by Alabama High Schools is accepted; however, students must meet all high school core requirements listed above.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The Civil Engineering curriculum builds upon a strong base of mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences, and humanities developed primarily during the Freshman and Sophomore years. During the Junior year, students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of each area of Civil Engineering specialty area:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources and Coastal Engineering

The senior year focuses on the integration of more advanced knowledge in civil engineering and design. Student teams complete a comprehensive design project incorporating expertise from several CE specialty areas as part of our Senior Capstone Design Course. Satisfactory completion of the 131-hour program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • In-State: 359.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 718.00 per credit hour

About this institute

University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...

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Why study at University of South Alabama

State-of-the-art labs and classrooms, small class sizes, international accreditation, scholarships, proximity to the beach, affordability

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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
United States of America

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