Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Civil Engineering Major

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The Civil Engineering four-year program begins with courses that provide a foundation of knowledge and skill in the basic arts and sciences. Limited specialization in engineering starts during the sophomore year. In the junior and senior years, the time is devoted essentially to professional subjects. Throughout the four years, the program emphasizes the development of habits of orderly study, investigation, sound reasoning, problem-solving and design, rather than the mere acquisition of factual information. It is stressed that an engineer is a professional thoroughly grounded in engineering science and technology, but also aware of the social, economic, ethical, and ecological implications of professional activities. The Citadel’s Bachelor’s degree program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The curriculum is augmented by off-campus educators and engineers who lecture and moderate a wide array of enrichment activities and learning experiences. Students’ knowledge of the engineering profession is broadened by participation engagement with practicing engineers and the student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Tau Beta Pi (honorary engineering society),  Society of American Military Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers.

LeTellier Hall was designed for the needs of engineering education and contains five learning laboratories and seven multi-media classrooms. There are three computer facilities located in LeTellier Hall. To help ensure the best use of these facilities, priority access goes to helping students learn application of software and technical capabilities specific to the engineering profession.

All undergraduate courses taken at The Citadel with a subject prefix of CIVL will count towards the major GPA.


Major Academic Map

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Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

Junior Year

Senior Year

Senior Spring


  • Students must complete three Strand courses, which may be completed in any order: English (ENGS 30X ), History (HISS 30X ), and Social Science (SCSS 30X ).
  • The preferred science sequence is shown for CHEM, PHYS, BIOL, however, this course sequence can be refined, with approval of a student’s faculty advisor.

ROTC Course Requirements:

ROTC course requirements apply to members of the SCCC only:

  • Cadets contracted or pursuing a contract should take 8 semesters of ROTC.
  • Cadets not contracted or pursuing a contract should take 4 semesters of ROTC Basic and 4 semesters of ROTC fulfilment courses. Available ROTC fulfillment courses are published online annually by the department of Leadership Studies.
  • ROTC courses typically carry 1 to 3 hours of credit, depending on the level. ROTC fulfillment courses typically carry 3 hours of credit. See the course descriptions for specific information.

Required for Graduation:

Required hours for graduation are 138 plus credit hours from successful completion of all required ROTC courses.

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