B.S. in Engineering, emphasis in Civil Engineering

Program Objectives

Within a few years of graduation Civil Engineering program graduates will:

  1. Obtain employment, or an advanced educational opportunity, that utilizes their critical thinking and technical skills.
  2. Continue the development of their communication, collaboration, and technical skills, including an understanding of the expectations, standards, and responsibilities associated with their profession.
  3. Practice their profession for the benefit of society with attention to ethical, social, environmental, safety, health, and constructability considerations.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes of the B.S.E. are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Admission Requirements

  • Meet Marshall University admission requirements
  • Admission to the B.S.E. Engineering program requires a minimum composite ACT score of 21 with a math score of 24, or a minimum SAT composite of 750 with a SAT MATH section score of 580.

For those needing to complete some requirements first, there is Pre-Engineering. Requirements for Pre-Engineering are a minimum composite ACT score of 19 with a math score of 19-23, or a minimum SAT composite of 700 with a SAT MATH section score of 500-560. Students who are admitted to the Pre-engineering program generally will require an additional calendar year to complete the requirements for the B.S.E. degree. Transfer students must have completed MTH 127/130 College Algebra and MTH 132 Pre-Calculus to be admitted to pre-engineering.

Graduation Requirements

The B.S.E. degree program requires a minimum of 124 credit hours of coursework.. In addition to fulfilling the University’s requirements for graduation, BSE students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all professional courses. These professional courses include mathematics (MTH 229 or above), required science courses, core engineering (ENGR) courses, engineering emphasis courses (CE), and courses used as technical electives. Entering students with a Math ACT of 24-26 are required to take MTH 132 Pre-Calculus. Such students will likely need an extra semester or summer term to satisfy BSE requirements.

Engineering Science Minor

A student may be awarded a minor in engineering science by completing 15 credits of ENGR or CE. Two courses are required, ENGR 213 and 216, and at least six credits must be 300-level or 400-level engineering courses. A student must complete all the required prerequisites and have at least a 2.0 average in courses taken and applied to the engineering science minor.


B.S. in Engineering, emphasis in Civil Engineering – Curriculum

Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Academic Year
Annual Enrollment 50* 107 98 125 134
Graduation Data 21 23 33 21 12

*Note: during the 2020-2021 academic year the B.S. in Civil Engineering degree was first offered, and many existing B.S. in Engineering (Civil Engineering emphasis) students changed to that major

Additional institutional enrollment and graduation data, including major-specific details, are available on the website of Marshall’s Office of Institutional Research (see the “Student Data Book” posted at: https://www.marshall.edu/irp/institutional-data/)

The Marshall University BSE Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. http://www.abet.org.


Contact Information

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