Bachelor of Science with a Major in Civil Engineering, Medical Preparation Option

The degree program for the bachelor of science in civil engineering, medical preparation option, focuses on proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry; and the ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data. The curriculum prepares students to use their technical knowledge and expertise in mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems involving design, experimentation, and analysis of a wide variety of civil engineering applications with special emphasis on the medical field. 

Visit the program website for additional information.

Bachelor of Science With a Second Major in Civil Engineering

Any undergraduate student who is enrolled at GW, may declare a second major in civil engineering only if their primary degree is a Bachelor of Science and the student must follow all the same degree requirements as those receiving a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering which include SEAS general, major, engineering electives, humanities/social science, and SEAS/technical GPA requirements. See the University Bulletin for more information on BS in Civil Engineering curriculum requirements for all the courses needed to complete the second major.

All other scenarios (BA, BBA, BFA, etc.) require the student to complete a  double degree

Graduation grade-point average criteria:

To satisfactorily complete a second major in civil engineering, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.2 in all technical engineering courses outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth semesters of the curriculum.

Recommended program of study

First semester
CE 1010Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I *
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I *
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
UW 1020University Writing *
One humanities or social sciences elective **
Second semester
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II *
CSCI 1121Introduction to C Programming
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II *
PHYS 1021University Physics I *
Third semester
APSC 2057Analytical Mechanics I
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules *
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus *
PHYS 1022University Physics II *
One humanities or social sciences elective **
Fourth semester
APSC 2058Analytical Mechanics II
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms *
CE 2210Engineering Computations
CE 2220Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids
CE 2710Introduction to Transportation Engineering
GEOL 1001Physical Geology *
Fifth semester
CE 3110WCivil Engineering Materials
CE 3111WCivil Engineering Materials Lab
CE 3230Structural Theory I
CHEM 2151Organic Chemistry I *
CHEM 2153Organic Chemistry Laboratory I *
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
MAE 3126Fluid Mechanics I
Sixth semester
CE 3240Structural Theory II
CE 3310Reinforced Concrete Structures
CE 3520Environmental Engineering I: Water Resources and Water Quality
CE 3521Environmental Engineering Laboratory
CE 3611Hydraulics Laboratory
CE 3610Hydraulics
CHEM 2152Organic Chemistry II *
CHEM 2154Organic Chemistry Laboratory II *
Seventh semester
CE 4320Metal Structures
CE 4410Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
CE 4411Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
CE 4530Environmental Engineering II: Water Supply and Pollution Control
One humanities or social sciences elective **
Eighth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
CE 4340Design and Cost Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures
CE 6403Geotechnical Engineering
One humanities or social sciences elective *

*Course satisfies the university general education requirement in math, science, and writing. 
**At least two social and behavioral sciences courses must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining course must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list. At least one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining courses must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list.

A complete list of engineering electives can be found on the department's website.