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Future Students

Engineers turn ideas into reality. Engineers design products, build machinery, design and build factories to produce the products, discover new materials, use new materials in product development, and connect the world via highways, bridges, tunnels, and internet. Engineers also test and improve products, processes, and systems. They work closely with scientists in applying the new discoveries to improve products, processes, and systems to benefit the humankind.

What is OU Engineering?

    

Students working in engineering bay during Summer Bridge.
Students working in engineering bay during Summer Bridge.

At OU Engineering, we focus on collaborative and experiential learning, and our coursework is designed to help students navigate the realm of technological possibilities. Our students learn to use state-of-the-art technology, ranging from using artificial intelligence to predict the weather, understanding new ways to produce energy, developing advanced radar for national defense, pioneering new targeted drug delivery, and designing buildings resilient to natural disasters.

 

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Oklahoma reviews freshman applications utilizing a holistic admissions process. This process considers several factors that predict academic success. These factors include high school GPA, academic rigor, ACT/SAT scores, engagement in academic and non-academic activities, writing ability, leadership, letters of recommendation, and more.

Apply to OU

School Information

Students studying in Gallogly Hall."
Students studying in Gallogly Hall.

OU Engineering Recruitment Events

Each year, the Gallogly College of Engineering team travels across the region visiting schools and communities, and hosting events. Take a look at our Events page to see which events are happening in your community and information on how to register.

Tour the Engineering Quad

OU Engineering has a variety of academics and programs designed to build technically proficient, socially conscious, and ethical engineers who graduate ready to take on any challenge their career may throw at them. With over a century of expertise in educating engineers, we are ready to take on the next century.

The best way to learn about OU Engineering is by visiting us on campus in Norman, Oklahoma! We have visit options that work with any schedule, but we also work to create personalized visits if our sessions + tours don’t work for you. If you can't make it to campus, you can check our our virtual tour online below. 

     

Spring 2024 Information Sessions + Tours: 

  • Monday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. (Information Session + Engineering Quad Tour)
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. (Engineering Quad Tour Only)
  • Select Saturday Mornings (Information Session + Engineering Quad Tour)

You schedule a tour by visiting the "Visit Campus" portal with the OU Office of Admisisons and Recruitment. 

Visit OU

Felgar Hall

Historic Felgar Hall houses the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, administrative and faculty offices, machine shop, classrooms, research centers, and computer labs. The building is also home to Williams Student Services Center and the Engineering Pathways Program.

Carson Engineering Center

Carson Engineering Center houses classrooms, class labs, research labs, instructional computer labs, conference rooms, administrative and faculty offices for the School of Industrial Engineering, School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and the Office of the Dean.

Devon Energy Hall

Devon Energy Hall is home to the School of Computer Science and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The 5 story building also contains classrooms and teaching labs, flexible research and collaborative space, student team rooms, and lounge spaces. 

Gallogly Hall

Gallogly Hall is home to the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering. The 75,500 square-foot building also benefits students throughout OU Engineering with its 10 classrooms and teaching labs, group meeting spaces, a maker's space, and a large "living room". 

      

Your Transition to OU

Here at OU Engineering, we believe that your success as an engineer starts with a strong foundation. Through some of our key transition programs, we aim to create a sense of community and academic success that will continue through your entire OU journey.

Engineering Summer Bridge

The Engineering Summer Bridge Program is a four-week on-campus experience for freshman students who have been accepted to the University of Oklahoma and who are planning to major in an engineering discipline. Summer Bridge students can expect to take an OU MATH course, grow their personal and professional skills, and gain a community of 50 other first-year engineering students.

Summer Bridge

Engineering Catalyst

Engineering Catalyst offers an alternative path to an engineering degree for highly motivated, first-year students who are beginning their engineering degree in a math class before Calculus 1. Through the Catalyst program, students have dedicated faculty in specially designed courses, and receive intentional, individualized advising and mentoring to build a strong foundation for their engineering degree.

Engineering Catalyst

Camp Crimson + Women's Welcome

Camp Crimson and Women's Welcome are the pivotal transition programs that happen directly before the fall of a student's first-year. These programs provide a look at campus, introductions to campus and OU Engineering resources, connections to current OU students, faculty, staff and alumni, and more. Camp Crimson is a University-wide program, that features our signature New Engineers Welcome event. 

Women's Welcome

Engineering Math Prep

Upon admission to the university, you may be required to assess using the ALEKS placement test to determine what math course to take in your first fall semester. To support your preparation to take the ALEKS placement test, we provide math study sessions. We also provide suggested review materials and individual appointments with a Math Retention Specialist, as needed.

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Supporting You at OU

We all know that classroom experiences are important, but did you know that engaging with your engineering peers outside of the classroom is just as important in your time on campus? OU Engineering has dedicated programs to support your academic and professional skills, and also help connect you to both your peers and alumni.

Encouraging Engineering Environment

We are equipping students to tackle the global challenges of today and the future. Engineering is a global enterprise that requires a broad range of perspectives, ideas, and experiences. To further our commitment to student success, staff across the academic departments and College are here to support and encourage all students through intentional programming, mentorship, and more.

Throughout your time at OU, we have embedded collaboration and teamwork into courses, starting in our first-year course. OU Engineering is built upon the idea that everyone, from faculty and staff to your peers, is here to help you succeed. We encourage students to ask questions, make connections, and build their community at OU. In each class, office and organization, you will find champions to aid you in your path to graduation.

Williams Student Services Center

The academic advisors in Williams Student Services Center offer assistance to engineering students at every stage of their engineering education. You’ll meet with your adviser to ask questions about degree programs and class schedules. You can also get information about special programs and events, student assistance programs and support services offered at OU, internships and scholarships, undergraduate research opportunities, leadership development, and service opportunities.

All programs also connect you with faculty advisors who can talk through research interests, internship and career paths, and more.

Williams Student Services Center

Jerry Holmes Leadership Program

The Jerry Holmes Leadership Program aims to influence people to make positive change through the exercise of technical expertise, collaboration, and ethical practice. The concepts introduced are based around the following:

  • Leadership can be taught.
  • Leadership is an influence process.
  • Leaders promote change and create the environment in which change can take place.
  • Management is a part of leadership.
  • Leadership preferences are influenced by culture.
  • There is no such thing as a “complete” leader.

These tenets shape and frame the leadership capabilities that are taught through the program. The capabilities focus on five pillars of leadership: personal development, interpersonal relationships, management and teamwork, leadership, and intercultural competence.

Jerry Holmes Leadership Program

Meet Our Students

Check out the video to hear a little bit about what it is like to be an OU Engineer.

 

"The Gallogly College of Engineering has been a great place for me to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Throughout my time here, I have had the opportunity to join many of the Engineering organizations where I have met amazing people both in and outside my major. Since my first day on campus, I received nothing but support and encouragement from my professors and classmates which created a welcoming community that has truly become a second home."

— Emily Shaw, Class of 2024, Computer Science

         

Recruitment Team

Dalton Brasington

Dalton Brasington, M.A., M.P.S.

Director
Outreach and Recruitment

dbrasington@ou.edu

Student Recruitment Team

Isabelle Ruiz

Isabelle Ruiz

Engineering Physics '24
Hometown: Del City, OK

Celeste Ferman

Celeste Ferman

Industrial and Systems Engineering '24

Hometown: Frisco, TX

James Francisco

James Francisco

Chemical Engineering '24
Hometown: Aurora, MO

Braden White

Braden White

Computer Engineering '24
Hometown: Frisco, TX

Isaac Barrientos

Isaac Barrientos

Mechanical Engineering '25
Hometown: Lawton, OK

Dylan Becerra

Dylan Becerra

Architectural Engineering '25
Hometown: Bellville, TX

Paola Grella

Paola Grella

Biomedical Engineering '25
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Libby Perkins

Libby Perkins

Mechanical Engineering '25

Hometown: Owasso, OK

Kylie Skarda

Kylie Skarda

Mechanical Engineering '25

Hometown: Elmhurst, IL

Van Winkeler

Van Winkeler

Electrical Engineering '25
Hometown: Yukon, OK

Shansley Glenn

Shansley Glenn

Chemical Engineering '26
Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Justin Haddad

Justin Haddad

Computer Science '26

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Clifford Helgason

Clifford Helgason

Civil Engineering '26

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Brady Owens

Brady Owens

Aerospace Engineering '26
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX

Maggie Shaw

Maggie Shaw

Industrial and Systems Engineering '26

Hometown: Frisco, TX

Sandy Vo

Sandy Vo

Industrial and Systems Engineering '26

Hometown: Liberal, KS

Lailani Beltran-Hodge

Lailani Beltran-Hodge

Industrial and Systems Engineering '27

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Garrett Kennedy

Garrett Kennedy

Environmental Science '27

Hometown: Harrah, OK

Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes

Aerospace Engineering '27

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Daniel Strangward

Daniel Strangward

Electrical Engineering '27

Hometown: Hereford, United Kingdom