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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Joint Degree Program, Chapman University/University of California, Irvine


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The Chapman University/University of California, Irvine (UCI) joint degree program in Mathematics and Civil Engineering combines the strengths of a top tier comprehensive university, nationally recognized for its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching, with those of a major research institution in a carefully designed dual bachelor’s degree program.

Students will complete their first three years of study in the personalized academic environment at Chapman and their last two years at UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering with the facilities and distinguished faculty of that renowned engineering program. While at Chapman students will major in mathematics. The mathematics majors will then complete UCI’s civil engineering program.

Students will receive two degrees: B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Civil Engineering.

Chapman students need to complete the first three years of the appropriate program of study with an overall GPA of 3.200 or higher to participate in the joint degree program for admission to UCI. See the core curriculum requirements for mathematics/civil engineering. At the completion of the five-year program, graduates will receive two bachelor’s degrees, one from each university.

Chapman students must apply for admission to UCI in November prior to the fall quarter they will be full-time students at UCI. Before enrolling in their first course at UCI, students need to meet with a UCI advisor.

Some courses need to be completed during summer session at Chapman, UCI or through UCI’s University Extension (UNEX) program (see course requirements). Chapman students must meet University of California residence requirements to be classified as a resident for fee tuition purposes.

Students should adhere to the program of core and general education courses as outlined in the course requirements. The general education program needs to be equivalent to an IGETC program. In addition, students will be required to complete UCI’s upper-division writing requirement after matriculation to UCI.

major requirements

(To be completed in addition to appropriate basic subjects, general education and common requirements. See appropriate section of the undergraduate catalog for specifics.)

Students pursuing the B.S. in Mathematics are required to:

  • Earn an overall GPA of 2.000 for all required major courses.
  • Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade, except those where the default grading option is P/NP.
  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits from upper-division courses in the major.

Majors required to enroll in FFC 100 - First-Year Foundations  to satisfy their General Education requirement must enroll in the topic “Grand Challenges in Science and Technology.”

electives (6 credits)


Students, in consultation with and approval from the mathematics advising committee, will design individual elective programs to suit their academic goals. Mathematics electives may be satisfied by any of the following courses.  At least two of which must be upper-division courses.

three courses taken during summer session at UCI (11 credits)


  • ENGR CEE 30 - Statics 4 credits
  • ENGR CEE 80 - Dynamics 4 credits
  • ENGR CEE 81A - CAD 3 credits

total credits 83-84


See University of California, Irvine catalog for the fourth and fifth year classes in engineering.

Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Joint Degree Program, Chapman University/University of California, Irvine Suggested 5-year Plan


Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Joint Degree Program, Chapman University/University of California, Irvine Suggested 5-year Plan  

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