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Minor: Civil Infrastructure

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Offered by: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact: CEE Undergraduate Major Coordinator, 221 Hollister Hall, 607.255.3412,


All undergraduates except Civil Engineering Majors.

Educational Objectives

The Civil Infrastructure minor is intended to introduce engineering undergraduates to the
engineering methodologies of mechanics, materials, analysis, design, and construction
and to show how these are brought to bear in solving problems in the development, maintenance, and operation of the built environment that is vital for any modern economy.


At least six (6) courses (minimum of 18 credits), chosen as follows:

Required Course

  • ENGRD 2020: Mechanics of Solids

Additional Courses: Choose any five (groupings are for information only)a

Geotechnical Engineering

  • CEE 3410: Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • CEE 4400: Foundation Engineering
  • CEE 4410: Retaining Structures and Slopes
  • CEE 4440: Environmental Site and Remediation Engineering

Structural Engineering

  • CEE 3710: Structural Modeling and Behavior
  • CEE 3720: Intermediate Solid Mechanics
  • CEE 4710: Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics
  • CEE 4720: Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • CEE 4730: Design of Concrete Structures
  • CEE 4740: Introduction to the Behavior of Metal Structures
  • CEE 4780: Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Other Related Courses

  • CEE 5950: Construction Planning and Operations

Academic Standards

At least C in each course in the minor.


a. Other CEE courses approved by petition in advance.