School of Engineering

Minor in Civil Engineering

The purpose of the minor in Civil Engineering is to give students with sufficient background in mathematics, physics and chemistry, a fundamental understanding of the field of Civil Engineering. The minor should be of special interest to students in Geosciences (foundations and earthquake), Environmental Studies, Physics, Math, Computer Science, and other engineering fields. Students interested in the Civil Engineering minor must meet with the Program Head of Civil Engineering and complete the Civil Engineering Minor Program Approval Form Download [PDF 24 KB]. Revision of the form requires the approval of the Program Head.

The minor is intended for students who have satisfied the following prerequisite requirements:

Math 226Calculus I (4)
Math 227Calculus II (4)
Phys220/222General Physics with Calculus I & Lab (4)
Phys240/242General Physics with Calculus III & Lab (4)
Chem 115General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5)

The minor may be satisfied by a minimum of 21 units (not including prerequisite units) distributed as follows:

Core requirements
ENGR 102 Statics (3)
ENGR 201 Dynamics (3)
ENGR 235 Surveying (3)
ENGR 304 Mechanics of Fluids (3)
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids (3)
15 units
Approved upper division Civil Engineering courses, all within one of the Civil Engineering Focus areas, and not used to satisfy requirements in another major. There must be prior approval from the Head of Civil Engineering.
6 units
Total (not including prerequisites units)21 units

To earn a minor in Civil Engineering, a student must complete at least 12 of the required 21 core and elective units at SFSU. All courses in the minor must be taken with letter grades (CR/NC is not acceptable).

Last Update: 01/20/2011

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