Civil Engineering, BS
Dr. Andria Costello Staniec
151G Link Hall
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program Director
Dr. Yilei Shi
151E Link Hall
151 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210
Total Credits Required: 127
Effective: Fall 2021
Fall Semester Courses
Spring Semester Courses
First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Spring Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Spring Semester
Third Year, Fall Semester
Third Year, Spring Semester
Fourth Year, Fall Semester
Fourth Year, Spring Semester
· Social Science & Humanities Electives
All CEE students are required to complete at least 18 credits of SS/HUM electives. A minimum of one course (3 credits) must be chosen from each of the three groups of designated courses listed below. The remaining three SS/HUM electives (9 credits) can be selected from the lists below or, in addition to the lists, may be chosen from:
- any College of Arts and Sciences courses that are listed on their Humanities or Social Sciences list in the SU Bulletin – Undergraduate Course Catalog/Liberal Arts Core
- any foreign language courses (except the student’s native language)
- ECS 391 – Legal Aspects of Engineering and Computer Science
- ECS 392 – Ethical Aspects of Engineering and Computer Science
Group 1: Economics and Social Issues
ECN 101 – Intro to Microeconomics
ECN 102 – Intro to Macroeconomics
ECN 203 – Economics Ideas and Issues
GEO 353 – Geographies of Environmental Justice (IDEA)
SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
SOC 102 – Social Problems (IDEA)
SOC 230/WGS 230 – Intergroup dialogue
SOC 248/WGS 248 – Ethnic Inequality & Intergroup Relations
SOC 305/WGS 305 - Sociology of Sex and Gender
SOC 363 – Urban Sociology
Group 2: Global Affairs
ECN 365 – The World Economy (Requires ECN101,102 or 203 as pre-req)
GEO 103 – Environment and Society
GEO 105 – World Urban Geography
GEO 272 – World Cultures (IDEA)
GEO 273 – World Political Economy (IDEA)
MAX 123 – Critical Issues for the U.S. (IDEA)
MAX 132 – Global Community
PST 351 – Global Social Problems
PSC 124 – International Relations
PSC 352 – International Law
PSC 355 – International Political Economy
PSC 364/AAS364 – African International Relations
PSC 365/AAS 365 – International Political Economy of the Third World
Group 3: Public Policy and Policy Studies
ECN/WGS 358 – Economics of US Poverty & Discrimination
GEO 203 – Society and the Politics of Nature
GEO 314 – Hazardous Geographic Environments
GEO 356 – Environmental Ideas & Policy
PST 101 – An Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy
PST 451 – Environmental Policy
PSC 121 – American National Government & Politics
PSC 125 – Political Theory
PSC 202 – Intro to Political Analysis
PSC 302- Environmental Politics and Policy
PSC 305 – US Congressional Politics
PSC 306 – African American Politics
PSC 308 – The Politics of US Public Policy
PSC 312 – Urban Government & Politics
PSC 318 – Technology, Politics & Environment
PSC 360/GEO 360 – Sustainability Science & Policy
* requires ECN 203 as prerequisite
+ requires PAF 101 with a grade of A as prerequisite
Check with your advisor to make sure the courses you have selected will fulfill your degree requirements.
The SSH credits can be, and are encouraged to be, used towards the completion of a minor.
Students must take at least one IDEA Course in the fulfillment of the curriculum requirements. The course may be used to fulfill the following CEE requirements:
- IDEA courses can be used to fulfill free elective credits.
- IDEA courses may be used to fulfill any of the (9) credits of CEE general SSH course requirements if they are on the approved SSH lists.
- The Humanities List (Humanities Division) in the catalog.
- The Social Sciences List (Social Sciences Division) in the catalog.
- IDEA courses may be used to fulfill CEE Group SSH electives if they meet the requirements of the specific CEE Group 1, 2, or 3 SSH per list in the CEE curriculum notes.
- IDEA courses may be used to fulfill professional elective credits if the IDEA course prefix and level (3xx) meets the Professional Electives requirements in the CEE Curriculum notes.
Professional Electives are upper-level courses (300 and above; as well as ECS 222, ELE 231, and MAE 251 that have not been used for degree credits), generally from professional schools at SU or SUNY-ESF, and must be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. Many Professional Electives can be used towards completion of a minor. Approved Professional Electives are courses offered in the following schools/colleges with the indicated prefixes that meet the above stated criteria.
Arts and Sciences
AST, BCM, BIO, CHE, ECN, GEO, EAR, MAX, MAT, PAF, PHY
Engineering and Computer Science
All course prefixes
ACC, BUA, EEE, FIN, INB, LPP, MAR, O&M, SOM
All course prefixes
Technical Electives MUST be CEE courses numbered 300 and above. They are to be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to advance the student’s knowledge in a specific area of interest in civil or environmental engineering.
Any SU or ESF three or four credit course, or a combination of several one and two credit courses can be used as free electives. Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW), Physical Education (PED) courses, remedial courses (e.g., MAT 193, MAT 194, WRT 104, ENL 207, etc.) and ROTC courses that are not cross-listed with other SU courses cannot be used as free electives. ROTC courses that are cross-listed with other SU courses are treated in the same manner as the cross-listed courses and thus may be used as free electives if those cross-listed courses satisfy the free electives requirement.