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Admission To Upper Division Policy

Effective Date: December 7, 2017


Admission to Upper Division

The first two years of the curriculum are considered to be lower-division and the two remaining years, upper-division. Students must apply for upper-division status in Civil Engineering in order to be admitted to selected upper-division civil engineering courses. Factors considered include in selected lower-division courses and a reflective statement of why you wish to be a civil engineer. Upper-division status is only a prerequisite for CE 320, CE 340, CE 352, CE 360, and CE 370.

To gain upper-division status you must have:

  • completed 45 semester credits
  • passed the following courses with an average of 2.30 or better
    • CE 280 Civil Engineering Case Studies
    • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II
    • CE/ME 350 Mechanics of Materials
    • MATH 275 Multivariable and Vector Calculus
    • MATH 333 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory
    • MATH 360 Engineering Statistics or MATH 361 Probability and Statistics I *

*Note: CE 282 will still be accepted for those students following the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, or 2017-2018 catalogs

  • filed a two to three-paragraph reflective statement of why you wish to be a civil engineer
  • included a copy of your Boise State University transcript (either unofficial or official) with the application

You may apply in the semester you are finishing the above requirements. If you do, your application will be reviewed at the end of that semester.