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Civil Engineering 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Montana State University.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $3,418
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $644
Total $4,177

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+ 4
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking + 3
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government + 3
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+ 4
M 172 Calculus II *,+ 4
PHSX 220 Physics I w/Lab **,+ 4
WRIT 201 College Writing II *,+ 3
 Total Credits32

Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.

Year 2 - Fall Semester
DDSN 131Engr Graphics & Computer Aided Drafting3
EGEN 201Engineering Mechanics -- Statics *3
M 273QMultivariable Calculus *4
PHSX 222Physics II (w/calculus)4
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity)3
Year 2 - Spring Semester
ECIV 202Appl Analysis/Tech Communication *1
EGEN 202Engineering Mechanics -- Dynamics +3
EGEN 205Mechanics of Materials +3
M 274Intro to Differential Equations4
SRVY 230Intro to Surveying for Engineers3
Select one of the following:
EGEN 350Applied Engr Data Analysis +2
STAT 332Statistics for Scientists & Engineers +3
Year 3 - Fall Semester
ECIV 312Structures I +3
ECIV 320Geotechnical Engineering +3
ECIV 333Water Resources Enineering +3
EGEN 335Fluid Mechanics +3
Select one of the following:
BIOB 160Principles of Living Systems4
BIOM 103Unseen Universe: Microbes3
ENSC 245Soils3
ERTH 101Earth System Science4
GPHY 264Intro to GIS Science & Cartography3
Year 3 - Spring Semester
ECIV 308Construction Practice +3
ECIV 315Structures II +3
ECIV 332Engineering Hydraulics +2
EENV 340Principles of Environmental Engineering +3
ECIV 350Transportation Engineering +3
EGEN 310RMultidisc Engineering Design +3
Select one of the following:
EELE 250Circuits, Devices, and Motors4
EGEN 324Applied Thermodynamics3
EMAT 251Materials Structures and Properties3
Year 4 - Fall Semester
ECIV 401Civil Engineering Practice and Ethics +1
ECIV 489RCivil Engineering Design I +2
EGEN 330Business Fundamentals for Technical Professionals +3
Electives: University Core (6 credits for year total) and Professional Electives (15 credits for year total) +9
Year 4 - Spring Semester
ECIV 499RCapstone: Civil Engineering II +2
EGEN 488FE Exam0
Electives: University Core (6 credits for year total) and Professional Electives (15 credits for year total) +12

Electives must include: 15 credits of approved professional electives at the 300 level or above. A minimum of 2 courses in CE and not more than 3 courses in any one civil engineering sub-area are required. A maximum of 4 credits total from Individual Problems, Internships (max. 2 cr.), and Undergraduate Research may be counted toward professional electives. The professional electives program must contain a minimum of 2 design intensive courses. Students must successfully complete all key courses prior to taking any professional electives. A maximum of 3 credit-hours may be included from a complete MSU minor, a prior or concurrent BS/BA degree in another major, or courses in a completed MSU Honors Program. A student may petition to include other senior or graduate level courses consistent with the degree program but not listed here (requires Academic Advisor and Department Head approval).

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of those credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.