Students must fulfill all degree requirements for each degree in order to be awarded that degree, subject to the double-counting of credits as outlined below.
- Degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering are listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
- Degree requirements for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree are listed on the Graduate Bulletin.
Students must sequence their courses so all undergraduate degree requirements are fulfilled before taking courses to count solely towards the graduate degree. Students must complete the undergraduate degree requirements within the typical time to degree for the undergraduate major. In the semester in which the undergraduate degree requirements will be completed, IUG students must apply to graduate, and the undergraduate degree should be conferred at the next appropriate Commencement.
Up to 12 credits may be double-counted towards the degree requirements for both the graduate and undergraduate degrees; a minimum of 50% of the double-counted courses must be at the 500 or 800 level. Independent study courses and credits associated with the culminating experience for the graduate degree cannot be double-counted.
The MSCE faculty has established a six-year time limit for completion of the M.S. degree. Any extension beyond six years requires the approval of the program’s Graduate Faculty.
Students must maintain a minimum retention grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale in 500- and 400-level courses listed on their Plan of Study.
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