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The civil engineering program at Ohio Northern has been preparing students for professional careers in civil engineering since 1880. Each year, a talented and hard-working group of students choose our program to begin their career preparation in civil engineering. As a civil engineering major, you would join over 100 other students taking courses in our broad-based curriculum that covers the areas of environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.
You could choose to participate in our optional co-op program, or add an option or minor to complement your BSCE degree. Our faculty are experienced practitioners who are committed first and foremost to providing the highest quality of undergraduate education. Our dedication to real faculty/student interaction, both inside and outside the classroom, is a feature of an ONU education that our alumni cite as a hallmark of our program.
We invite you to learn more about our program and to visit our beautiful residential campus and talk with us about how we can help you fulfill your career goals.
The mission of the civil engineering department is to provide an overall scholarly, collegial, and professional atmosphere of undergraduate education by which students are prepared for careers in civil engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
Following the completion of the Civil Engineering Program our graduates will have:
- the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level professional employment in civil engineering or advanced study at the graduate level,
- an awareness and understanding of their ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities and the impact of civil engineering on society, and a recognition of the need for career-long learning,
- the ability to communicate effectively.
Each civil engineering graduate will:
- be able to use an engineering methodology to formulate, analyze, and solve engineering problems in sub-discipline areas of civil engineering.
- be able to use an engineering methodology to design a component, process, or system in sub-discipline areas of civil engineering.
- demonstrate proficiency in the required mathematics, science, and basic engineering courses.
- be able to conduct standard laboratory and field procedures, or to devise procedures when necessary, and to analyze and interpret the resulting data.
- have experienced an academic environment that promotes professionalism.
- demonstrate proficiency in required and elective social science and humanities courses.
- attend meetings, seminars, or workshiops of an appropriate professional organization.
- be able to formulate, draft, and critique technical writing.
- be able to develop, deliver, and critique oral technical presentations.
- be able to produce, read, and interpret graphical presentations.
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.