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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 undergraduate degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for entry into professional practice and continued intellectual and professional development throughout their career. Civil engineers conceive, plan, design construct, and maintain the facilities and infrastructures that are essential to our civilization. These include highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams, water distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial and commercial buildings, ports and harbors, coastal and off-shore structures, space satellites and launching facilities. A career in Civil Engineering is suited to you if you are interested in math and science, enjoy turning ideas into reality, have a social awareness and willingness to help people live better, and want personal fulfillment and financial growth.
The degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
The undergraduate degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for entry into professional practice and continued intellectual and professional development throughout their career
Graduates understand and appreciate professional and ethical responsibilities and professional practice issues such as procurement of work, bidding versus quality based selection processes, and interaction between design and construction professionals
Introduction to engineering problems and their solutions through a study of the statics of particles and rigid bodies. Pre- or corequisite: PHYS 231N. Prerequisite: MATH 211 with a C or higher.
This course provides fundamental theories to understand the strength of materials focused on civil engineering applications. It will cover stress-strain relationship, equilibrium of deformable bodies and behavior of axially loaded members. It will also analyze for stresses, strains, and deformation of members subjected to torsions in both elastic and inelastic ranges. Other topics, such as buckling and stability of columns, Mohr circle, and energy methods will also be discussed. Prerequisites: CEE 204 with a grade of C or better.
Fundamental concepts of reinforced concrete analysis and design by ultimate strength and working stress methods. Prerequisites: CEE 310 with a grade of C or better.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program in Civil Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
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.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Rising junior and senior level students are encouraged to apply for the William H. Boone Memorial Scholarship, presented annually through the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Visiting Council.
Additional scholarship opportunities are available throughout the year from various funding sources upon one’s academic performance and/or upon intended specialization in one’s professional career path.
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At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.
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