Jun 07, 2023
About the Program
At Purdue University Northwest, civil engineering is a four-year program of full-time study leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The course of study is preparation for a career in a constantly changing field and provides a basis for lifelong learning. The Civil Engineering curriculum provides a broad education in the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. Students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as construction engineering, structural engineering, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering.
As an ABET-accredited engineering program, PNW’s program for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering fulfills the educational requirements for PE licensure in Indiana and all states of the US
- 122 Credit Hours
- Minimum grade of C- required for MA 16300, 16400, and 26100; PHYS 15200
- 2.0 Average GPA required in all ECE, ME, and CE courses
- Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
PNW General Education Core (32 Credits Minimum)
Other Required Courses (15 Credits)
Civil Engineering Restricted Science Elective (3 Credits)
Civil Engineering Electives (9 Credits)
Any three (3) CE courses selected by student with approval of advisor
Free Elective (3 Credits)
The free elective, subject to approval by the advisor, can be almost any three-or-more credit course. Not allowed are math, science, and technology courses that are lower-level than the required courses; such as MA 15900 or 16019, CHM 10000, PHYS 22000, ECET 20900 and 21000; and FM and MSL courses.
Civics Literacy Proficiency
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
Total 122 Credits Required
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): Minimum grade of C- required for MA 16300, 16400 and 26100, as well as PHYS 15200; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for all ECE, ME, and CE courses; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
Experiential Learning (EL): One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.
General Education Core: General Education notations can be found within the course description. Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.
Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study.
Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: Civil Engineering Restricted Science Elective - One course required. Select from: BIOL 10100, SCI 10300, SCI 10400, BIOL 22100, or BIOL 31600.
Note 2: Civil Engineering Elective - Any three CE courses selected by the student with prior approval of advisor.
Note 3: The free elective, subject to approval by the advisor, can be almost any three-or-more credit course. Not allowed are math, science, and technology courses that are lower-level than the required courses; such as MA 15900 or 16019, CHM 10000, PHYS 22000, ECET 20900 and 21000; and FM and MSL courses.