Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Roadmap

126 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in Major: 93

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering (Major Core) 2 3
ENGR 101 Engineering Graphics (Major Core) 1
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Core, B4) 3 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) 4,5 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
Second Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3-4
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for Energy and the Environment (B1, B3, ES)
ENGR 271 Introduction to MATLAB (Major Core) 1
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Core) 4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory (Major Core, B1, B3)
GE Area C 3
Third Semester
ENGR 102 Statics (Major Core) 3
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering (Major Core) 3
MATH 228 Calculus III (Major Core) 4
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory (Major Core)
GE Area C 3
Fourth Semester
ENGR 201 Dynamics (Major Core) 5 3
ENGR 205 Electric Circuits (Major Core) 5 3
ENGR 235 Surveying (Major Core) 3
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Major Core) 3
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory (Major Core)
Fifth Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation (Major Core) 6 3
ENGR 304 Mechanics of Fluids (Major Core) 3
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids (Major Core) 3
ENGR 434 Principles of Environmental Engineering (Major Core) 3
GE Area C 3
Sixth Semester
ENGR 302 Experimental Analysis (Major Core) 6 1
ENGR 323 Structural Analysis (Major Core) 3
ENGR 429 Construction Management (Major Core) 3
ENGR 430 Soil Mechanics (Major Core) 3
ENGR 436 Transportation Engineering (Major Core) 3
GE Area F ± 3
Seventh Semester
ENGR 425 Reinforced Concrete Structures (Major Core) 3
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project I (Major Core) 7 1
Major Upper-Division Electives – Take Two 8 6
GE Area D - Take Two 6
Eighth Semester
ENGR 697GW Engineering Design Project II - GWAR (Major Core) 2
Major Upper-Division Electives - Take Two 8 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 9 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 9 3
 Total Units126-127

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


GE Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development is satisfied upon completing ENGR 100.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


GE Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) is satisfied upon completion of ENGR 205 and ENGR 201 or ENGR 213.


GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences is satisfied upon completion of ENGR 300 and either ENGR 301 or ENGR 302.


You must complete 21 units of upper-division Engineering units before registering for ENGR 696.


Major Electives (12 units)
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics (3 units) (Prerequisite for ENGR 469)
ENGR 426 Steel Structures (3 units)
ENGR 427 Wood Structures (3 units)
ENGR 431 Foundation Engineering (3 units)
ENGR 435 Environmental Engineering Design (3 units)
ENGR 438 Transportation Planning (3 units)
ENGR 439 Construction Engineering (3 units)
ENGR 441 Fundamentals of Composite Materials (3 units)
ENGR 461 Structural Dynamics (3 units)
ENGR 469 Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems (3 units)
ENGR 610 Engineering Cost Analysis (3 units)
ENGR 699 Independent Study (1-3 units)
ENGR 826 Seismic Hazard Analysis (3 units)
ENGR 827 Structural Design for Fire Safety (3 units)
ENGR 829 Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering (3 units)
ENGR 831 Advanced Concrete Structures (3 units)
ENGR 832 Advanced Topics in Seismic Design (3 units)
ENGR 833 Principles of Earthquake Engineering (3 units)
ENGR 835 Advanced Steel Structures (3 units)
ENGR 836 Structural Design for Earthquakes (3 units)
ENGR 837 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (3 units)


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet U.S. and California Government (USG/CSLG) within Upper-Division GE.


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.