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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 $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $4,175

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

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
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking *** 3
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government 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

Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


 Assumes COMX 111 transfers to MSU Bozeman with a US Core designation


Key courses

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
EGEN 201Engineering Mechanics -- Statics *3
M 273QMultivariable Calculus *4
PHSX 222Physics II (w/calculus)4
DDSN 131Engr Graphics & Computer Aided Drafting3
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity)3
Year 2 - Spring Semester
SRVY 230Intro to Surveying for Engineers3
ECIV 202Appl Analysis/Tech Communication *1
EGEN 202Engineering Mechanics -- Dynamics +3
EGEN 205Mechanics of Materials +3
M 274Intro to Differential Equations4
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 331Engineering Hydrology +2
EGEN 335Fluid Mechanics +3
EGEN 330Business Fundamentals for Technical Professionals +3
Select one of the following:
BIOB 160Principles of Living Systems4
ENSC 245Soils3
ERTH 101Earth System Science4
GPHY 264Intro to GIS Science & Cartography3
BIOM 103Unseen Universe: Microbes3
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
Year 4 - Fall Semester
ECIV 401Civil Engineering Practice and Ethics +1
ECIV 489RCivil Engineering Design I +2
Electives: University Core (6 credits for year total) and Professional Electives (15 credits for year total) +9
Select one of the following:
EMAT 251Materials Structures and Properties3
EELE 250Circuits, Devices, and Motors4
EMEC 320Thermodynamics I3
EGEN 324Applied Thermodynamics3
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

 Key courses


 Advanced courses

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.