Associate Professor Hunter, Adviser
Today’s civil engineer is concerned with a broad spectrum of problems related to the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and buildings, and water and energy systems. The B.S. in civil engineering provides a thorough preparation and professional training in the fundamentals of engineering and related fields. All degree candidates must register for the Engineering Fundamentals Examination prior to graduation. Two emphases (structural and environmental) are available to the students. The structural and environmental emphases differ from each other by two courses, as outlined below.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the program will:
- Become successful practitioners in civil engineering.
- Apply their liberal arts background to business and society.
- Continue to develop intellectually.
- Acclimate to the business environment.
The 11 generic indicators of achievement listed under Department of Engineering student outcomes apply specifically to graduates of each emphasis within the Civil Engineering degree program, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.
Civil Engineering Candidates for Graduation Must Fulfill the Following Requirements:
1. Total Semester Hours: Minimum of 131
The successful completion of at least 131 semester hours, excluding Military Science, completed at Hofstra.
2. Liberal Arts Semester Hour Requirement: Minimum of 68
At least 68 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts, with at least 48 of these semester hours taken outside of Engineering.
3. Residence Requirement
There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.
4. General and Major Requirements
The following general and major requirements: WSC 001 or placement examination* and WSC 002 ; 3 hours in literature, literature in translation or comparative literature (chosen from distribution courses designated LT); 3 hours in behavioral social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated BH), 3 hours in history, philosophy, religion in social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated HP) and 6 hours in humanities or social sciences. Students transferring in with previous social science/humanities credits may use them in place of distribution requirements in the same category as the transferred credits.
Courses may not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Transfer credit will only count toward the major for engineering courses completed with a minimum grade of C-.
A cumulative average of C or better is required in the courses: ENGG 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 030 , 100 , 113 , 115 ; a cumulative average of C or better is required in all engineering courses. Reflecting the fact that not all full-time students can and do adhere to a four year time frame for degree completion, the suggested sequence below shows a possible alignment of courses within that compass.
For the structural emphasis, required courses include:
For the environmental emphasis, these courses are replaced by:
Recommended Sequence - Civil Engineering - Total Semester Hours: 131
*If this requirement is fulfilled by passing the placement examination, 3 s.h. in the humanities or social sciences should be taken with adviser’s approval.
**With adviser’s approval.
†Civil engineering students will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: ENGG 060 , 101 , 110 , 117 , 129 , 131 , 134 , 137 , 148 .