Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Construction Engineering Major

The Construction Engineering curriculum provides a broad-based education, a strong background in mathematics and basic sciences, and a rigorous sequence of civil and construction engineering courses needed to provide the breadth and depth necessary for sustainable professional success within an ever-changing technological society. An emphasis is placed on engineering and constructability knowledge and skills that develop students practical problem-solving abilities for application to real-world projects. Towards accomplishing this educational goal, the curriculum provides a two-semester senior capstone design course in which students undertake significant real-world focused construction engineering assignments and projects. The Citadel’s Bachelor’s degree program in Construction Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Additionally, faculty promote and support the value of practical experience, and as a result, students are highly encouraged and supported in identifying opportunities and obtaining gainful employment within the construction engineering profession, or a related field, for at least one summer, preferably between the junior and senior years.

All undergraduate courses taken at The Citadel with a subject prefix of CIVL and CONE 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


  • Approved math or science course electives include: PHYS 243 , ASTR 201 , MATH 206 , MATH 240 , STAT 261 , MATH 231 , MATH 234 , other equivalent courses, with approval of a students’ faculty advisor.
  • 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 students’ 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 135 plus credit hours from successful completion of all required ROTC courses.