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Civil Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
Civil engineers are responsible for the design and construction of society’s infrastructure, such as buildings, highways, bridges, mass transit systems, dams and locks, and municipal water and sewage treatment systems. Civil Engineering is frequently referred to as the “the people-serving profession.” The Civil Engineering programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma .
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CEES has developed an innovative two semester capstone sequence. The first course in the sequence (Professional Practice) covers a lot of the non-technical issues associated with civil engineering practice (e.g., professional registration, ethics, and environmental regulations); the second course (Civil Engineering Capstone) focuses on a real world civil engineering design problem. 

The students are assembled into multi-disciplinary teams with architectural engineering students. The teams are structured to simulate a typical civil engineering consulting firm.  The student teams address a real-world design problem and their work is evaluated by practicing engineers. One past capstone class undertook the design of a Radar Innovations Laboratory for the OU research campus.

CEES requires that all Civil Engineering students take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation.


Civil Engineering programme offered at the University of Oklahoma   is comprised of four areas of emphasis; environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering.  The undergraduate civil engineering student must complete a sequence of core engineering courses plus one or two courses in each of these areas. 

Students then choose three upper division Professional Electives in their preferred area of emphasis.

The culmination of each bachelor of science degree program in CEES is a two-semester capstone sequence.  The capstone design experience requires students to draw upon various aspects of their undergraduate course work to develop a comprehensive solution to an open-ended problem.


The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Prin. of English Composition
  • General Chemistry
  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Intro. to Civil Engr. & Environmental Science
  • Freshman Engineering Orientation
  • General Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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