Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Civil engineers are problem solvers. They apply the latest in high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address challenges concerning our infrastructure and the environment.

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Emphasis Areas

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering


You can browse courses by downloading the S&T Undergraduate Catalog located on the Registrar's website.



You may download the flowchart below to assist in advising and course selection.‌

CE Flowchart Fall 2016.pdf

ArchE/CE Dual Flowchart Spring 2018.pdf

CArE Experiential Learning Form.pdf

As a civil engineer you will plan, design and supervise construction of bridges, dams, interstate highways and buildings. Service to the community, its development and improvement are fundamental aspects of a civil engineering career. Although you may specialize within a given area, you will be interacting with specialists in other areas, such as mechanical, electrical, or geological engineering in the planning, design, and construction of complex facilities.

Civil engineers must be effective public communicators. You may be expected to work with property owners, concerned citizens, city officials, attorneys and even doctors for concerns related to public health measures.

Civil Engineers:
    •    Provide safe drinking water, control flooding and runoff
    •    Design foundations for buildings and structures
    •    Provide reliable and economical bridges, port facilities and intricate dams
    •    Move people and cargo from place to place
    •    Refine construction techniques
    •    Manage projects, quality control and contract administration
    •    Develop construction materials such as asphalt, concrete and composites

Civil engineers are hired by:
    •    consulting firms (municipal services, transportation, hazardous waste mitigation)
    •    government agencies (state departments of transportation, city planners, municipal engineers)
    •    industry (structural engineers, construction, project managers/analysts)

Civil Engineering Admission Criteria

Effective Fall 2013

The following guidelines are used to evaluate applications for first-time admission to the civil engineering degree program:

  1. Not currently on probation or deficiency status.
  2. Completed all required courses in the common Freshman Engineering Program, and, specifically, with a grade of C or better in each of Math 1214, Math 1215, Phys 1135 and Chem 1310.
  3. A cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5. The cumulative GPA includes both S&T and transfer courses. It includes any GPA adjustment from the grade replacement policy. The student must complete any and all paperwork to effect all desired grade replacements prior to applying for admission to the civil engineering program.
  4. UM cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5. The UM cumulative GPA includes courses taken at any of the University of Missouri campuses. It includes all grades for any repeated courses, with no GPA adjustment from the grade replacement policy.

Students are allowed to continue taking sophomore level civil engineering courses in order to satisfy the admission requirements and re-apply for admission if necessary. However, for a student to graduate from the civil engineering program, official admission to the program must occur before the student begins to enroll in courses identified as junior year courses in the undergraduate catalog.