Apply to the Undergraduate CEM Degree Program

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Whether you're a graduating high school senior or a transfer student from another college or university, we can help you find your way to the undergraduate CEM Program. We can also schedule visits with faculty, staff and current students if you're interested in making the trip to Blacksburg to figure out whther we're a good fit for you.

STEP 1 - Decide whether CEM is the right degree for you

Your first step toward admissions is to review our online resources and determine whether you think that Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) is a good fit for you. Reflect on what your goals are in life and whether what you've learned about CEM and about the School of Construction will help you to achieve your goals. Before proceeding with the admissions process, ask yourself the following questions:

Will I enjoy construction engineering and management work?

Is the CEM degree program a good fit for me?

What are common questions that people have about the CEM degree?

Will I feel welcome in the program?

STEP 2 - Consider a (Virtual) Campus Visit

If you've decided that CEM is a good fit for you, the best way to make sure that you're making the right decision is to visit campus and meet our faculty, staff and students. This will also give you an opportunity to tour campus, visit downtown Blacksburg or maybe take a hike! Your success at Virginia Tech is partially due to whether you feel comfortable living in Blacksburg. Blacksburg is a beautiful, rural Appalachian college town, but that may not appeal to everyone. Come visit to find out! 

If you're planning to visit campus, please contact Sharon Williams ( for help in coordinating your visit. If you're not able to schedule a campus visit, we'd be happy to meet with you over the phone or via video conferences if you'd like to talk in more detail about the program. 

STEP 3 - Start the Admissions Process

Applications for admission to the CEM program must be made through the Virginia Tech Office of Admissions. Students interested in pursuing the CEM degree must be accepted into Virginia Tech, then be admitted into the College of Engineering before they can be admitted into the CEM program. 

Start the Virginia Tech admissions process HERE.

Wrong Degree?

Related Undergraduate Programs:

Building Construction

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Related Graduate Programs:

Building Construction Science and Management

Environmental Design and Planning

Civil and Environmental Engineering with CEM focus


Contact the undergradute Program Chair, Ashley Johnson (