College of Engineering students are eligible to apply for admission to the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering following the completion of 25 credit hours including a set of prerequisite courses (of which at least 12 credits must be College requirements). During the time they are completing prerequisite courses, students are identified as pre-engineering or pre-major students and are advised by faculty in the College.
Students select their major normally during their third semester of credit courses. Deadlines for submitting applications are announced by the Office of the Assistant Dean for Students Academic Affairs. Generally, admission into a major is based on the student’s preference. However, when there are more applications to a department than available spaces, selection is based on the highest grades.
Subject to space availability, a student can apply to change (transfer) from an engineering major to another engineering major if the change will not cause much delay in his/her graduation.