Degree Requirements and Academic Advising Documents
This page provides the Civil Engineering degree requirements (both major requirements and General Education requirements) by means of several documents designed to help students plan their coursework.
CE Course Requirements Spreadsheet: This document summarizes all course requirements required to graduate with a B. S. degree in Civil Engineering. It is used to help students plan their coursework and track their academic progress. These same CE course requirements can also be found in different forms on the University website (click here) and in the University Catalog (click here).
CE Course Sequence Flowchart: This flowchart illustrates the sequence of courses. Since most courses in the Civil Engineering degree have corresponding prerequisite courses, it is very important to take courses in the correct order.
CIVL 500 Electives: This file lists the 500-level CIVL courses, including CIVL 500C capstone courses, planned over the next several semesters. These courses may be used to satisfy the "engineering elective," the "technical elective," or the "capstone" requirement.
Technical Electives: This file lists all approved "technical elective" courses.
General Education Requirements for CE Students: CE majors have modifications to some General Education course requirements, which are summarized in this modified GE Planning Sheet. Refer to the university's General Education Website for the most recent copy of the GE Planning Sheet, which lists the currently available GE courses by classification.
PREVIOUS REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS BEGINNING COLLEGE PRIOR TO FALL 2012
Both the Civil Engineering degree requirements and the General Education requirements were updated effective Fall 2012. If you have been doing college-level work continuously since before Fall 2012, you may choose to graduate based on either the updated requirements (available in the files in the previous section) or based on the older degree requirements that were in effect when you began college. When using the older degree requirements, there are pre-approved substitutions that will enable you to take our newly offered courses. The older curriculum requirements and the pre-approved substitutions can be found here. Transitioning to the new curriculum is confusing, so please review this file and then discuss this in person with your CE faculty academic advisor.
OTHER FORMS USED IN THE CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Petition a CE Program Requirement: Students may petition to make a substitution or change to CE program requirements. These requests usually involve substituting an unapproved course a student has already taken or plans to take against a similar but approved course. It is always better to file a petition before taking a substitute course, whenever possible. Petition requests are approved or denied by majority vote of the CE faculty. Students must consult with their major academic advisor when considering a petition.
Request to Change Academic Advisor: Every CE major must have a major academic advisor. All permanent faculty in the CE program do academic advising. You may select an advisor of your choice or let the department choose one for you.
Declare or Change a Major or Minor: It is usually a simple matter to declare a major if you are currently "undeclared" or to change from your current major to another one.
CIVIL ENGINEERING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
This following video explains the Civil Engineering degree requirements and how a student should select their courses.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS
The following video explains the General Education Requirements for Civil Engineering students.
Civil Engineering Playing Cards
The CE playing cards show all the required courses for the Civil Engineering Curriculum and help students plan their courses for each semester while here at Chico State. They also are a fully functional deck of standard playing cards! Pick one up at the ASCE student club office in Langdon 202.