2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2019-20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, BSCE

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About the Program

Apply Now 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. The BSCE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Requirements

  • 122 Credit Hours
  • 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 Electives (9 Credits)

Any three (3) CE courses selected by student with approval of advisor

Any Humanities or Social Science Course (3 Credits)

Total 122 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all College of Engineering and Sciences courses (unless otherwise noted); 2.0 GPA

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. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)

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: Ethics for the Professions, PHIL 32400 - Please use section reserved for engineering students.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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