If I took the necessary bridging courses to catch up with physics, would I be able to undertake civil?

Hi, I'm currently at university studying for a business degree but i have realised that this is not my passion and not a field I see myself in in the future. I have always been interested in architecture and want to pursue a degree in civil engineering but i have not done physics in high school and realise that I am at a disadvantage but have the necessary maths skills to qualify. If I took the necessary bridging courses to catch up with physics, would I be able to undertake civil?
Thanks
posted by Raya on July 2, 2014

Answer by Rebecca Goldberg

Dear Raya,

High school courses set the groundwork for the work you do in college, but it’s nothing you can’t work around.  Do not be worried about whatever you did or didn’t take in high school.  Just take the required courses for civil engineering majors.  If you can do well in math, you can do well in science classes, which, I guarantee you, will include an Introduction to Physics class.  Also, one thing though which you may not realize: do not discount your business classes that you have been taking.  Engineering is a business, and a business background can only help you as you begin and continue your career.  Many engineers actually get their MBA (Master’s degree in Business Administration) even if they are set to stay in the engineering field, for precisely this reason.

Good luck!