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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The BSCE degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The undergraduate degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for entry into professional practice and continued intellectual and professional development throughout their career.

Additionally, we offer an undergraduate minor in environmental engineering with two tracks available: aqueous environmental systems and environmental protection. An undergraduate minor in civil engineering may be obtained by students from outside of the major.

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Undergraduate Enrollment


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Annual Degrees Awarded


Programs

Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) 

Civil Engineering (Minor) 

Environmental Engineering (Minor) 


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Linked BS to MS Program

Full-time undergraduate students with GPA > 3.0 can complete the requirements for the bachelor's degree in four years and the master's degree in one additional year. Eligible student can choose a master's program in the same discipline as his/her bachelor's program or in a complementary discipline in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Subject to the approval of the undergraduate and graduate program directors, a student enrolled in a linked BS/MS program can count up to six credit hours of course work towards both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees. For more information on pursuing an accelerated degree program, please make an appointment with the Chief Departmental Advisor and Graduate Program Director.

FE Exam Reimbursement

Chartered in 1987, the ODU Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council (CEEVC) serves as the advisory group of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. As one of its many initiatives, the CEEVC is pleased to offer the opportunity for students to apply for reimbursement for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam fee. The CEEVC accepts applications for reimbursement on a rolling basis for ODU Civil Engineering (CEE) undergraduate students who take and pass the exam prior to their graduation.

Completed reimbursement forms must be submitted to the CEE Academic Office, Kaufman Hall #135, with a copy of your test results.

Energy Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is for students who would like to learn about energy engineering fundamentals, socio-environmental impacts of energy systems, and novel energy engineering technologies. The minor will enhance students' abilities to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with concepts used in energy engineering, and offer the opportunity to be recognized for study in this growing interdisciplinary field.

Those interested in applying should contact Dr. Sandeep Kumar (skumar@odu.edu) via email.

Admissions

High school applicants are selected for admission to the University on the basis of their overall academic record, including high school recommendations. Applicants must present sixteen units of academic credit from high school. The level of academic competition and the number of available spaces in the entering class influence actual minimum requirements for admission. Official results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) must be submitted by anyone applying for freshman status and for transfer students having less than twenty-four semester hours of college credit.

Prospective transfer students must have official transcripts of all previous college work completed forwarded to the University as part of the application materials. For information and forms concerning application to the University, contact the Office of Admissions, Old Administration Building Room 108, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0050, (757) 683-3637. Detailed on-line information on the Old Dominion University's Admission procedures, Guideline, etc. is also available.

High School Preparation

Students interested in studying civil or environmental engineering at Old Dominion University should follow a college preparatory curriculum including 4 credits of English, 3 credits of a foreign language, 4 credits of mathematics (algebra I and II , geometry and advanced math), 1 credit of chemistry, and 1 credit of physics. Additionally some computer programming is recommended but not required.


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Academic Advising

Each student is required to meet with their assigned CEE Faculty Advisor every semester prior to registration for a future term. Students' discussions with their faculty advisors involve career exploration, choosing a minor (if desired), advice on course selection, pursuit of graduate study, opportunities for internships and co-ops, etc. Once the student meets with their assigned faculty advisor, the advisor block on the student's account is removed, and only then can a student register for courses. Additionally, ODU's Career Development Services provides a full array of career services connecting students with employers.

For any academic advising questions, please contact the CEE Department:

  • Dr. Gangfeng Ma, CEE Chief Departmental Advisor, gma@odu.edu

Newly admitted freshman at Old Dominion University must attend a Monarch Orientation. Information on Monarch Orientation can be found here: https://www.odu.edu/monarchorientation.

Academic advising for freshman and those who have not completed their engineering fundamental/foundational coursework (Calculus I & II, University Physics I, and Engineering introductory courses) is managed by the Batten College of Engineering & Technology Deans Office Engineering Student Success Advisors. More information can be found here. Dicussions with the academic advisor involve course planning/selection, registration preparation, curriculum review, etc.

Contact Engineering Student Success: engineeringadvising@odu.edu.

Newly admitted transfer students at Old Dominion University are strongly encouraged to attend a Monarch Orientation, if it's not required (based on transfer credits). Information on Monarch Orientation can be found here: https://www.odu.edu/monarchorientation.

Academic advising for transfer students who have not completed their engineering fundamental/foundational coursework (Calculus I & II, Calculus-based University Physics I, Programming I, Chemistry I & II, and Engineering introductory courses) is managed by the Batten College of Engineering & Technology Deans Office Engineering Student Success Advisors. More information can be found here. Dicussions with the academic advisor involve course planning/selection, registration preparation, curriculum review, etc. General information on the Engineering Student Success Undergraduate Advising can be found here.

Academic advising for transfer students who HAVE completed their engineering fundamental/foundational coursework in math (Calculus I & II, Calculus-based University Physics I, Programming I, Chemistry I & II, and Engineering introductory courses) is managed by the CEE Department. It is strongly recommended to contact the CEE Department upon acceptance to ODU in order to complete advising/transfer credit evaluations and register for classes as soon as possible. Discussions with the academic advisor involve course planning/selection, transfer equivalency reviews, registration preparation, curriculum review, etc.

For any academic advising questions, please contact the CEE Department:

  • Dr. Gangfeng Ma, CEE Chief Departmental Advisor, gma@odu.edu