B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering
Civil engineers provide a higher quality of life for our world.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a road map that leads to a professional engineering degree that emphasizes the concepts needed to properly design, construct, and maintain naturally and/or physically built systems such as highways, bridges, water treatment plants & buildings.
The Civil Engineering program at the University of Mississippi boasts an excellent student/faculty ratio (18 to 1) and has been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. since 1949.
A graduate of this program may pursue a successful professional career as a structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, water resources engineer, environmental engineer, transportation engineer, construction engineer, site development civil engineer, or a municipal engineer.
Civil Engineering students are encouraged to participate in co-op, internships, study abroad, study USA, undergraduate research, and many student organizations dedicated to the profession.
B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering Faculty
The University of Mississippi Civil Engineering department draws its strength from its highly-dynamic and qualified faculty, whose diverse interests and experiences serve our students and surrounding communities.
Specific requirements for the B.S.C.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102, or Hon 102; Math 261-264, Math 353; Chem 105, 115; Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Csci 251, Engr 309, 310, 312, 323, 400; C E 101, 102, 205, 207, 208, 305, 310, 311, 315, 401, 405, 412, 413, 417, 431, 433, 455, 456, 471, 472, and 481; 3 hours of basic science elective; at least 6 hours from List A technical electives (C E 414, 435, 495, 514, 572); and no more than 6 additional hours from List B technical electives (Category B.I: any course from List A; Category B.II: C E 511, 521, 531, 570, 581, 585, 590, Engr 321, 360, 497, 555, 571, 573, 591, 593, G E 440, 450; other courses with the approval of the student's adviser and department chair including any relevant independent study course, e.g., Hon 401, C E 497, Engr 596, 597, 598; Category B.III: No more than one course from the approved list of [the business minor](/business/gen-bus-min).
Freshmen may directly enroll in the Civil Engineering program with an ACT Math score of at least 25 (or SAT equivalent) and 3.0 high school core GPA. Students transferring into the program must have at least 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as 25 ACT Math score or at least a B in MATH 125.
Lucy Priddy, PhD
Dr. Priddy is the Associate Technical Director for Military Engineering at US Army Engineer Research & Development Center in Vicksburg, MS. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 2002. While at the university, she served as the president of ESB, Tau Beta Pi, and ITE.
Civil Engineering students may pursue many activities outside the classroom that will help them succeed. Related University of Mississippi student organizations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and many others.