Minor in Civil Engineering

The purpose of the Minor in Civil Engineering is to give students with sufficient background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, a fundamental understanding of the field of civil engineering. The minor should be of special interest to students in Geosciences (foundations and earthquake), Environmental Studies, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and other engineering fields. Students interested in the Civil Engineering minor must meet with the program coordinator and complete the Civil Engineering Minor Program Approval Form. Revision of the form requires the approval of the program coordinator.

Civil Engineering Minor — 21 units

Prerequisite Requirements (21 units)

The minor is intended for students who have satisfied the following prerequisite requirements.

MATH 226Calculus I4
MATH 227Calculus II4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
4
CHEM 115General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry5

The minor may be satisfied by a minimum of 21 units (not including prerequisite units) distributed as follows.

Core Requirements (15 units)

ENGR 102Statics3
ENGR 201Dynamics3
ENGR 235Surveying3
ENGR 304Mechanics of Fluids3
ENGR 309Mechanics of Solids3

Electives (6 units)

Approved upper division civil engineering courses, all within one of the civil engineering focus areas. No upper division course from the major can be double-counted toward meeting the elective requirements of the minor or second major. There must be prior approval from the program head.

To earn the Minor in Civil Engineering, a student must complete at least 12 of the required 21 core and elective units at SF State. Each of the courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade (CR/NC is not acceptable).