Integrated B.S. in Civil Engineering/M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering

The Civil Engineering undergraduate and Environmental Engineering graduate program offers a limited number of academically superior Bachelor of Science candidates the opportunity to enroll in an integrated, continuous program of study leading to both the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering. The ability to coordinate as well as concurrently pursue the two degree programs enables the student to earn the two degrees in five years.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2016. For future years, applications will be accepted starting in January of that year. To apply or ask questions, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Shirley Clark at sec16@psu.edu.

Degree Requirements

Students in the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) program must satisfy the degree requirements for both Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees. However, the total course load is reduced due to the maximum of 10 credits that can count towards both degrees. A minimum of 7 credits proposed to count for both degrees must be at the 500 level. Master's paper credits may not be double counted. The first three years of the IUG program are identical to the first three years of the Bachelor of Science program. The fourth year of the IUG program differs from that of the Bachelor of Science program due to the courses that count toward the Master of Science degree requirements. Student performance will be monitored on an on-going basis.

Senior Year Review

A formal evaluation of student academic performance will be performed when the student has completed 114 to 115 credits, the end of the first semester of the senior year for a typical student in the program. Students who have not maintained a collective 3.3 GPA in courses designated MATH, CHEM, C E, or ENVE will be transferred to a probationary status. Students who have not maintained a collective GPA of 3.3 or better in courses designated MATH, CHEM, C E, or ENVE by end of their eighth semester will be dropped from the graduate program but will continue in the Bachelor of Science C E degree program.

Tuition Rates

Students have the choice of receiving the B.S.. degree at the end of the fourth year or waiting until the end of the fifth year to receive both degrees. Students who elect to receive the B.S. degree at the end of the fourth year will pay graduate tuition for courses taken in the fifth year; students opting to receive both degrees at the end of the fifth year will pay undergraduate tuition for all five years. Note that students who are awarded a graduate assistantship must elect to receive the B.S. degree at the end of the fourth year.

If for any reason a student admitted to the IUG program is unable to complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree, the student will be permitted to receive the Bachelor of Science degree assuming all the undergraduate degree requirements have been satisfactorily completed. Students who successfully complete the courses listed in the recommended schedule will satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree by the end of their fourth year.