Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Civil Engineering: Environmental Engineering Specialization, BS

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Contact Information

Dr. James Stone
Professor and Head
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil/Mechanical 122
(605) 394-2443
E-mail: James.Stone@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

The Civil Engineering (BS) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

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Curriculum Checklist

A specialization is considered a separate major in South Dakota Mines’ student record system. In order to pursue this specialization, please request a change of major even if you are currently pursuing a major in the non-specialized version of Civil Engineering .

Freshman Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

Total: 17

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total: 18

Total: 18

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

  • Credits: (0-3) 3
  • Department Approved Elective(s) Credits: 3 2
  • Department Approved Specialization Elective(s) Credits: 6 2
  • Upper Level Humanities or Social Sciences Elective Credits: 3 3
Total: 15

Total credits: 130


1 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements.

2 The 15 credits of Department Approved Electives must meet the following requirements:

  • At least nine credits of 400-level or above CEE-prefix courses. A list of the 400-level CEE electives is provided below.
  • Up to six credit hours of CEE 498 Research  
  • Up to three credit hours of CEE 491 Independent Study  or CP 497 Cooperative Education  
  • Up to three credits of 300, 400, 500, or 600 level courses in engineering, science, math, or computer science. 
  • Six credits of the total 15 must come from the Specialization Elective list below.

3 Select three credits of courses with a Social Science prefix (see gen ed Goal 3 for approved prefixes) or three credits of courses with a Humanities prefix (see gen ed Goal 4 for approved prefixes). All must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Engage in the professional practice of civil engineering and environmental engineering,
  2. Actively participate in professional and/or civic organizations,
  3. Pursue opportunities to assume leadership roles in their professional and/or service activities, and
  4. Seek to continue their educations through advanced studies in civil or environmental engineering or a related professional discipline, continuing education and/or professional development activities.

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics,
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors,
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts,
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives,
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions,
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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