Advising and Program Planning
Indicate your choice of discipline on the official application for admission to the University to assure the assignment of a faculty advisor in the department of your choice. If you have not decided on a specific major within the College (major code ND0910), the associate dean for academics will serve as your advisor until you choose a major. Course requirements for the freshman year in each of the engineering departments within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology are similar. Hence, while it is desirable to indicate a specific major field of study earlier, you can defer a decision on a specific major field of study until the beginning of your sophomore year.
After completing one of the engineering degree programs in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you are qualified and encouraged to seek, by examination, registration as a professional engineer from the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers of the state where you intend to practice. It is to your advantage to take the examination during the spring semester closest to the expected time of graduation or as soon after graduation as possible.
With careful planning you can, in addition to the Bachelor of Science degree from this college, obtain a second degree or a minor from another college in the University. (See “Earning a Second Degree” in the Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section.) The Russ College also offers a certificate program in Construction Engineering Management.
Graduate programs leading to the M.S. degree are available in all of the engineering programs and in computer science. In addition, graduate work leading to the Ph.D. degree is available in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and an interdisciplinary program in integrated engineering. These programs are described in detail in the Graduate Catalog.
As a candidate for a degree in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you must satisfy all of the curriculum requirements that are applicable toward a degree in your particular field, as specified in the program information. You must earn a minimum of 24 semester hours applicable toward your degree after entering one of the degree programs. You must also complete 50 percent of the coursework applicable to your degree while in residence at Ohio University. In addition, you must:
- Have a 2.0 (C) average on all courses attempted at Ohio University.
- Have a 2.0 (C) average on all courses attempted in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
- Have a 2.0 (C) average on all courses attempted in the major area of study.
- Successfully complete a course by the end of the third enrollment in that course. “Enrollment” includes classes in which FS, or WF grades are earned. In some courses, a grade at C or C- is needed.
Requirements for Continuing in the College
Once you are enrolled in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you will continue in your program unless there is demonstrated weakness in the mathematics-, science-, and engineering-related subjects that indicates your inability to meet the academic requirements of the program. The associate dean for academics and department chair will make decisions concerning cases of this nature, and you will be notified accordingly.
Once you are enrolled in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology you will continue in your program in a normal manner, provided:
- You maintain an average of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University.
- You maintain an average of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
- You maintain an average of 2.0 (C) or above in all courses attempted in your major.
- You successfully complete a course by the end of the third enrollment in that course. “Enrollment” includes classes in which FS or WF grades are earned. In some courses, a grade of at least C or C- is needed.
Averages in any of these categories below 2.0 (C) result in probation. If you are on probation in any semester, your academic record is reviewed by the associate dean for academics to determine if you may continue in the program.
In the subsequent semester, if your academic progress is such that you are not eligible to be removed from probation, your academic record will be reviewed to determine if you should be continued.
If you are dropped from the University, college, and/or major, you may appeal by contacting the associate dean for academics.
Normally, a petition for reinstatement will not be considered until 12 months after you are dropped.
Students who are placed on academic probation during their first year are required to complete an Academic Success Workshop. The 90-minute workshop aims to help students improve their academic performance and return to good academic standing. Information about the workshop is sent to students’ local addresses and University email accounts.
As a student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you must succeed in a required program course by the third time you enroll in the course. (“Enrolling” in a course is defined as being on the class roster after the fifteenth day drop date.) If you do not meet this requirement, you will be dropped from your program. Success is a passing grade or, in those courses in which a grade of C or C- is required to continue a sequence, a minimum grade of C or C-.
When you retake a course, only the grade received in the most recent attempt is used to determine your accumulative GPA. You may not retake a course after an advanced course in the same field has been passed if the course that you desire to retake was a prerequisite for the advanced course.
Course Credit by Examination or correspondence may not be used to earn credit in a course required for graduation if you have previously failed that course.
Tier II Requirement
Many courses required for majors in the Russ College also satisfy components of the Universitywide Tier II requirement. Students should consult with their faculty advisors before choosing additional courses for the purpose of satisfying the Tier II requirement.
In addition to the curricular requirements as stated in the program information for departments in Engineering and Technology, you must also satisfy the University Tier I curricular requirements in English.