Cal Poly Pomona's Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program began in 1961, and has produced over 5000 graduates. The program included a strong background in engineering principles, with and emphasis on the application of these principles to practical civil engineering problems.
The undergraduate civil engineering program at Cal Poly Pomona has three options each leading to the same degree:Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. All three options are acreddited by ABET a worldwide leader in asuring quality of engineering and technology programs.
All options in our BSCE degree share a common set of educational outcomes and objectives.
Our enrollment and degree data are available here.
The current BSCE curriculum requires complete of 194 quarter units in the broad areas of math & science, engineering analysis, engineering design, and general education.
The general civil engineering option is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET under the civil engineering criteria. This program includes coursework in a wide range of civil engineering fields, and is thus the best choice for students who desire a broad civil engineering education. This option also includes technical electives, which provide the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of certain aspects of civil engineering. Students may take a range of technical elective courses, or they may focus all three technical electives in a certain aspect of civil engineering, such as structural, transportation, or geotechnical engineering.
The environmental engineering option is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET under the civil engineering criteria. This option includes a wide range of civil engineering courses, but has more emphasis on water resources and environmental engineering. This option is especially well suited for students who wish to specialize in these areas. It differs from a BS degree in environmental engineering in that it is still a civil engineering degree, and thus prepares students to ultimately become licensed civil engineers.
The geospatial engineering option is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET under both the civil and surveying & geomatics engineering criteria. This option includes a range of civil engineering coursework, with an emphasis in surveying, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geographical information systems and global positioning systems. This option prepares students to ultimately become licensed civil engineers and licensed land surveyors, and thus is especially attractive for those who intend to become land development engineers.
Details of the curricular requirements are available here.
Applicants to the program should select the appropriate option when submitting their application through CSU Mentor. Current students may declare or change their option by submitting a general academic petition.