May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

The Undergraduate Curriculum

All of the degrees in The Citadel’s undergraduate day program have two basic curricular components-the major curriculum and the General Education curriculum.

Students enrolled in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets have additional curricular requirements including classes in Leadership, Physical Education, and ROTC.

The Major Curriculum

The curriculum of each major consists of carefully selected required courses. These required classes are generally offered in the home department of the major, but a major may also have specific non-departmental class requirements. So, for example, a student majoring in Physics takes not only required Physics classes but several required Mathematics classes, as well.

The curriculum of each degree program may also contain elective classes. Electives fall into two basic categories, approved or general.

  • Approved electives are chosen by students from a list of courses determined by the individual degree program. Approved electives fulfill major requirements and may be either departmental or non-departmental.
  • General elective classes fulfill degree requirements, but they do not otherwise count for major or General Education requirements. General elective hours may be applied towards academic minors.

Major work is offered in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Operations
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • History
  • Intelligence & Security Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
    in French, German, or Spanish
  • Modern Languages with Teaching Specialization
    in French, German, or Spanish
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
    in Biology, Chemistry, ir Social Studies
  • Sport Management
  • Supply Chain Management

For detailed courses of study for each major, please refer to the appropriate department or school’s section of the catalog.

General Education Curriculum


Additional Curricular Requirements for the Corps of Cadets




Academic Minor

A minor is defined as a course of study that enables a student to make an inquiry into a single discipline or to investigate a particular topic across the boundaries of two or more disciplines. In either case, the minor is not simply a specified number of credit hours, but a well-defined program.

A minor should complement the student’s major and not simply expand it with more courses in the same field. For this reason, students may not ordinarily pursue both a major and minor in the same discipline. However, in the case where a discrete topical minor is administered by the student’s major department, an exception may be in order.

A minor consists of an ordered series of courses totaling at least 15 credit hours, at least 12 of which must be other than General Education courses and courses specified for major or other minor requirements and at least 6 of which must be at the 300/400 level. At least 9 hours of the minor must be organized in a logical sequence of required courses which provides general direction for the student’s study. At least 9 hours in the minor must be completed at The Citadel or in a Citadel Study Abroad Program.

The student must earn a grade-point average of at least 2.000 on all coursework completed in the minor. Requirements for the minor must be completed concurrently with requirements for the student’s major. A student who meets all requirements for an approved minor will have both the major and minor indicated on the transcript. Requirements for each minor are presented in the appropriate academic school or department section of this catalog.
Undergraduate Curriculum

List of Minors

Please refer to the department or school for a list of requirements.

Minor Department/s or School
Aerospace Science Physics 
African American Studies History
Applied Mathematical Sciences Mathematical Sciences
Applied Physics Physics
Applied Statistics Mathematical Sciences
Biology Biology
Business Administration Management & Entrepreneurship
Chemistry Chemistry
Chinese Modern Languages
Chinese Studies Modern Languages
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering
Computer Programming Cyber and Computer Sciences
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice
Cyber Interdisciplinary Studies Cyber and Computer Sciences
Cybersecurity Cyber and Computer Science
Data Science Cyber and Computer Sciences
East Asian Studies Modern Languages
Economics Marketing, Supply Chain Management & Economics 
Education Education
Electrical Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering
English English, Fine Arts and Communications
Entrepreneurship Management & Entrepreneurship 
Fine Arts English, Fine Arts and Communications
French Modern Languages
German Modern Languages
Health Health and Human Performance
History: European History
History: Military & Diplomatic History
History: Non-Western World Political Science
History: United States History
History: World History
Intelligence and Homeland Security Intelligence and Security Studies
International Criminal Justice Criminal Justice
International Relations History; Political Science; Modern Languages
Leadership Leadership Studies
Management Information Systems Cyber and Computer Sciences
Mechanical Engineering: Composites Track Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering: Energy Track Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering: Mechatronics Track Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering: Manufacturing Track Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: Biology Biology and/or Chemistry
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: Chemistry Biology and/or Chemistry
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Biology and/or Chemistry
Philosophy English, Fine Arts, and Communications
Political Science: American Politics Political Science
Political Science: International & Military Affairs Political Science
Political Science: Law & Legal Studies Criminal Justice; Political Science
Political Science: Non-Western Studies Political Science
Psychology Psychology
Public Policy Political Science
Southern Studies History
Spanish Modern Languages
Sport Coaching Health and Human Performance
Sport Management Health and Human Performance
Sustainability & Environmental Studies Biology
War Studies History