The prerequisites for this program are the courses listed in the First Year–Sophomore Program or their equivalents. The Civil Engineering Program offers four areas of concentration: civil engineering and construction management, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources/environmental engineering. An optional minor can be selected in architecture, education, economics, and any of the engineering departments in the school. In the junior and senior years, 18 credits of technical electives are allocated.
The department offers a first-year design course, CIEN E1201: The Art of Structural Design, which all, except Combined Plan students are required to take in the spring semester of the first year or later. An equivalent course could be substituted for E1201. Also, all students are required to take the course, CIEN E3004: Urban Infrastructure Systems, but Combined Plan students are allowed to substitute an elective, which must be a civil engineering technical elective