Complementary studies electives are required to give the civil engineering student exposure to topics outside of the fields of science and engineering. There are many university courses that fulfill this requirement. Any course at the 1000 level or above from the faculities of Arts or Management can be used as a complementary elective (except for ARTS 1100 - Introduction to University). ENG 1900 Occupational Health and Safety Awareness also qualifies.
Students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours from the faculities of Arts or Management at the 1000 level or above in addition to the first year written English requirement (previously ENGL 1400). Students usually take a 3 credit hour course in first year and a 3 credit hour course thereafter. However, students may take a 6 credit hour course to satisfy both requirements.
Civil Engineering students planning to complete the Environmental Option must take PHIL 2750 - Ethics and the Environment (3) as one complementary elective course.