Suggested Degree Pathway for Civil Engineering

For students who entered fall 2018 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
Total16
CIVE.1070Intro to Civil & Envir. Engin.
2
ENGL.1010 /
HONR.1100
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)
3
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I (SCL)
3
CHEM.1230L
Chemistry I Lab (SCL)
1
MATH.1310Calculus I (MATH)
4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Persp. (AH)1
3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020
College Writing II (CW)
3
CHEM.1220
Chemistry II (SCL)
3
CHEM.1240L
Chemistry II Lab (SCL)
1
MATH.1320Calculus II4
PHYS.1410Physics I3
PHYS.1410LPhysics I Lab1
Total15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGN.2050
Statics3
CIVE.2250
Surveying I and Lab3
CIVE.2860
Prob. & Statistics for Eng.
3
MATH.2310
Calculus III
4
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)13
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
ENGN.2060
Strength of Materials
3
ENGN.2070
Dynamics
3
CIVE.2260
Geomatics
3
MATH.2360
Engineering Differential Equations3
xxxx.xxxx
Arts and Humanities Persp. (AH)1
3
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CIVE.3010
Fluid Mechanics
3
CIVE.3100
Engineering Materials
3
CIVE.3110
Eng. Materials Lab
1
CIVE.3400
Transportation Engineering
3
CIVE.3500Structural Analysis3
GEOL.3250Geology for Engineers3
Total16

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CIVE.3300
Soil Mechanics3
CIVE.3320
Environmental Eng. Lab
1
CIVE.3330
Geotechnical Lab
1
CIVE.3520
Reinforced Concrete Design
3
CIVE.3620Environmental Engineering3
CIVE.3720Civil Engineering Systems3
ECON.2010Principles of Microeconomics3
Total17

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CIVE.4310
Foundation & Soil Engineering
3
CIVE.4520
Steel Design
3
CIVE.4600Water Resource Engineering
3
xxxx.xxxxProfessional Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Persp. (AH)13
Total15

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCr.
CIVE.4750
Construction Management
3
CIVE.4850
Capstone Design
3
EECE.2110Fundamentals of Electricity 
3
xxxx.xxxxProfessional Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)1
3
Total15
Total Minimum Credits = 125

1Civil Engineering students meet the Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes of Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) outside the major.  Students must select at least one Breadth of Knowledge course in either Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences that has been approved each of these two outcomes.  Please see the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for complete lists of classes that fulfill these requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 5/10/2018