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Civil Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Civil engineers specialize in engineering issues related to civil infrastructure development and environmental challenges. Our graduates pursue careers in industry, government, consulting, management, teaching, research, marketing and sales.

Academics

Fall
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Problem-Solving 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend Adventure WV

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • CE 210 Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting for Civil Engineers Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • CE 201 Introduction to Civil Engineering Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    PHYS 112 General Physics or
    CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
17
Spring
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 242 Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGL 305 Technical Writing
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CE 332 Introduction to Transportation Engineering or
    CE 347 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • CE 321 Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers Exclamation Point
    3
  • Two CE Core Classes
    8
  • STAT 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • CE Core Class
    4
  • CE 301 Engineering Professional Development
    1
  • Two CE Open Electives
    6
  • CE Design Elective
    3
  • Engineering, Math, or Science Elective
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • CE Design Elective
    3
  • Two CE Open Electives
    6
  • General Science Elective
    3
  • IENG 377 Engineering Economy Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
15
Spring
  • CE Open Elective
    3
  • CE 479 Integrated Civil Engineering Design-Capstone
    3
  • Two Engineering, Math, or Science Electives
    6
  • Engineering Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview

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