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BA in Civil and Environmental Engineering

BA in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Degree Requirements for BA in Civil and Environmental Engineering The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering is designed to provide access to students with interests across different disciplines at Rice University; with an emphasis on either Environmental (Track E) or Civil (Track C) Engineering. Each Track is to be tailored to the specific needs of each student by discussions with, and approval by, the CEVE departmental advisor. Five core courses in one Track plus seven courses in a focused specialty area of study are required (see below for example areas); total CEVE requirements equal approximately 37-38 hours (depending on the Track) plus the necessary math and science courses, including prerequisites for core courses. In addition, each student is responsible for satisfying the university distribution requirements (24 hours) and additional electives for a total of 120 hours (60 of them outside the major) for graduation with a BA in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Although not required, students are encouraged to double major when pursuing the BA degree. The coherent and complete core curriculum is designed to give Rice undergraduate students a consistent technological literacy through the lens of Civil and Environmental Engineering and to prepare students for graduate school in engineering, various sciences (depending upon focus), economics, business MBA, political science, law, or medicine. Select students will be invited to finish an accelerated MS/PhD degree in the CEVE Department (see your advisor or department chair for details). Those students who want to obtain an engineering degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET must follow one of the BS programs the EAC has accredited at Rice, like the BS in Civil Engineering. GENERAL MATH AND SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS TRACK C: CIVIL CORE CURRICULUM CEVE 101 Fundamentals of Civil and Environmental Engineering CEVE 211/MECH 211 Engineering Mechanics CEVE 310 Principles of Environmental Engineering CEVE 311/MECH 311Mechanics of Solids and Structures and CEVE 312 Strength of Materials Lab (pre-reqs for 311: CEVE 211 or MECH 211) (pre-reqs for 312: CEVE 304 and CEVE 311) CEVE 363 Applied Fluid Mechanics Total Hours: 16 TRACK E: ENVIRONMENTAL CORE CURRICULUM CEVE 101 Fundamentals of Civil and Environmental Engineering CEVE 307/ENST 307/ESCI 307 Energy and the Environment CEVE 310 Principles of Environmental Engineering CEVE 401 Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and Sciences CEVE 412 Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering Total Hours: 16 Seven (7) courses from approved electives must include 4 courses from 1 specific focus area; 4 of these 7 courses must be 300 level or above, and 2 of these upper-division courses must be from the CEVE curriculum. Example focus specialty areas are suggested below; however students are encouraged to prepare their own specialty related to their career objectives in consultation with, and approval by, their CEVE faculty advisor. Environmental Science and Engineering Civil Engineering Biology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Economics Management Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an important component of the CEVE program, and BA students with their flexible curriculum are also encouraged to participate. This exciting endeavor allows undergraduates to have an experience in a developing country, where they are able to design and build a project to help society.