Undergraduate Advising

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate Advising

Student meeting with an Advisor


Academic Advising is key to a successful undergraduate experience. Undergraduate students in the CEE Department have several options for advising depending on their placement in the program and individual needs.

Making a Course Plan

Occasionally students need a modified course plan to complete the course work with fewer classes per term.  There are many variations on how classes can fit in such a modified course plan, and students are advised to work closely with an advisor to map out a course plan.

Lower Division (Freshman and Sophomore) Advising

Students can meet with the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (MCECS) Undergraduate Advisors. To schedule an appointment, please contact (503) 725-4631 or advisor@cecs.pdx.edu. 

Upper Division (Junior and Senior) Advising

  • For general academic advising, course planning, DARS updates, other administrative needs, as well as help with career goals and a faculty perspective, students can schedule a meeting with the CEE Undergradaute Faculty Advisor Evan Kristof. Use calendly.com/ekristof to schedule an appointment. If Evan's schedule is booked, please email advisor@cecs.pdx.edu to schedule an appointment with and MCECS advisor.
  • Faculty advisors can help with larger questions, such as determining an area of focus, research opportunities, and career plans - they can offer advice on how to maximize your academic experience to give students the best possible start in the career.  Students are assigned a faculty advisor upon admission to the Upper Division Progam, but are welcome to meet with any faculty member to discuss individual areas of interest and the research that faculty member is conducting. Please contact individual faculty member directly to schedule a meeting.
  • The Department Chair handles questions about academic standing, course equivalencies, graduation checks, and other intricate issues.  Use calendly.com/monsere to schedule an appointment.


Summary of Upper Division Policies

A summary of our policies that was mailed with your admission document (updated May 2020) for upper division students.

Civil and Environmental Engineering - Honors Program

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Honors Program gives highly motivated engineering students the chance to develop undergraduate degree programs that reflect their particular interests – many of these students go on to graduate school. Working closely with a CEE faculty advisor, Honors Program students choose a research area and complete an Honors thesis, usually during their senior year.

Transfer Admission Information

Learn about the general education requirements, view transfer guides for courses taken at local schools, and how to apply for admission.