College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences2018-2019

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering, Minor

This minor is designed for other engineering majors or plans that emphasize math and science and provides civil engineering fundamentals with an emphasis in two of four specialty areas based upon your own interests: structures, geotechnical, transportation and water resources.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Civil Engineering?

Every engineer or scientist benefits from an understanding of society’s infrastructure systems. This program will complement your major plan with additional capacity in civil engineering methods that are used throughout the world.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 137
Research Optional

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will have developed the following:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and society context;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.



Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 19 units:

    Select courses from two of the following elective blocks (12 units):

  • *Environmental engineering majors taking this minor must choose two blocks from the structural, geotechnical or transportation blocks. 

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

  • Please note course prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to taking these courses.

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