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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 $3,190
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $3,923


Fall 2016 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.

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

First Year
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 201::Engineering Mechanics -- Statics *3
M 273Q::Multivariable Calculus *4
PHSX 222::Physics II (w/calculus) 4
EGEN 115::Engr Graphics *1
DDSN 101::Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 1A 2
University Core (Art, Humanities, Social Science, or Diversity) 3
Subtotal 17

Year 2 - Spring Semester
SRVY 230::Intro to Surveying for Engineers 3
ECIV 202::Appl Analysis/Tech Communication *1
EGEN 202::Engineering Mechanics -- Dynamics +3
EGEN 205::Mechanics of Materials +3
M 274::Intro to Differential Equations 4

Select one of the following:
EGEN 350::Applied Engr Data Analysis +2
STAT 332::Statistics for Scientists & Engineers +3
Subtotal 16-17


Year 3 - Fall Semester
ECIV 312::Structures I +3
ECIV 320::Geotechnical Engineering +3
ECIV 331::Engineering Hydrology +2
EGEN 335::Fluid Mechanics +3
EGEN 325::Engineering Economic Analysis +3

Select one of the following:
BIOB 160::Principles of Living Systems 4
ENSC 245::Soils 3
ERTH 101::Earth System Science 4
GPHY 264::Intro to GIS Science & Cartography 3
BIOM 103::Unseen Universe: Microbes 3
Subtotal 17-18

Year 3 - Spring Semester
ECIV 308::Construction Practice +3
ECIV 315::Structures II +3
ECIV 332::Engineering Hydraulics +2
EENV 340::Principles of Environmental Engineering +3
ECIV 350::Transportation Engineering +3
EGEN 310R::Multidisc Engineering Design +3
Subtotal 17


Year 4 - Fall Semester
ECIV 401::Civil Engineering Practice and Ethics +1
ECIV 489R::Civil 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 251::Materials Structures and Properties 3
EELE 250::Circuits, Devices, and Motors 4
EMEC 320::Thermodynamics I 3
EGEN 324::Applied Thermodynamics 3
Subtotal 15-16

Year 4 - Spring Semester
ECIV 499R::Capstone: Civil Engineering II +2
EGEN 488::FE Exam 0
Electives: University Core (6 credits for year total) and Professional Electives (15 credits for year total) +12
Subtotal 14


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.