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BSCE Requirements

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a student must satisfy all the following requirements:

  1. Complete the required CE curriculum.
  2. Complete a minimum of 128 credit hours, exclusive of those earned in freshman college algebra and freshman college trigonometry. This is a minimum requirement of the College of Engineering (additional credit hours usually are necessary to complete Civil Engineering degree requirements).
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.0.
  4. Have a grade point average of no less than 2.0 in the CE prefixed and technical elective courses.
  5. Be accepted into the “Engineering Standing” division of the CE program for at least the last semester.
  6. Earn a grade of C or better in all but one of the CE prefix courses that are to be credited toward satisfying degree requirements, as well as in EM 221 – Statics and EM 302 – Mechanics of Deformable Solids.
    • The exception is a D in one 400 or 500 level CE prefix course. Read the UK Catalog paragraph titled "Additional Departmental Graduation Requirements."
  7. Have no delinquent financial obligations to the university.


No more than half of the credit toward an undergraduate degree may be earned by any combination of special examinations, Advanced Placement Examinations, CLEP examinations and correspondence courses. A minimum of 30 of the last 36 credits presented for the degree must be taken from the university, but not necessarily on the Lexington campus. Students who wish to earn credit through an independent study by correspondence, special examinations, CLEP and other methods must have the prior approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Engineering.