Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science

At CU Denver, a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering opens the door to many areas of study including transportation and highways, hydrology and wastewater systems, structures and bridges, environmental and sustainability issues and geotechnical and earth design. Given the increase in population, the continuing development of second- and third-world countries and the eventual degradation of city infrastructure, civil engineers will always be in demand. 


The undergraduate civil engineering curriculum places an emphasis on the study of six areas of civil engineering: structures, environmental, geotechnical, transportation, hydrology and hydraulics and construction.

The civil engineering bachelor of science degree is comprised of 130 credit hours. Students are required to complete the following minimum program requirements:

  • 24 credit hours of CU Denver core curriculum coursework
  • A minimum of 33 credit hours of required math and basic science courses
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours design courses
  • A minimum of 61 credit hours of civil engineering core curriculum coursework, including 9 credit hours of elective coursework

You may also reference the Civil Engineering BS Curriculum Chart for a visual guide to the bachelor of science curriculum.


Average starting salary: $74,546 per year


Department of Civil Engineering site