The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Our Students

Our student population is comprised of five exceptional groups:

  1. members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets,
  2. selected active duty enlisted members of US Marine Corps and US Navy
  3. military veterans returning to college
  4. undergraduate evening students, via the Citadel Graduate College
  5. graduate program students pursuing advanced degrees and certifications

At a glance these student populations may appear very different, however when examined in depth it is clear they are one student body because of some very prominent attributes they all have in common:

  • a desire to become engineers, therefore a unique and highly motivated group,
  • a willingness to accept a rigorous challenge, which is not an easy accomplished path,
  • an awareness of the obligation they will owe to betterment of the public good to communities who may never know them, however often place complete trust in their professional knowledge and judgement.

Opportunities are provided for our seniors to attend monthly professional society meetings. Professional speakers are frequently invited to campus each to present and discuss landmark projects in civil, environmental and construction engineering. Our students routinely engage in public service projects on and off campus. Citadel engineering students from the department “feed the K-12 pipeline” by working with elementary through high school students in activities designed to foster and awareness and interest in civil, environmental and construction engineering through including: elementary school outreach, Charleston STEM Festival, Storm The Citadel, National Engineer’s Week events, and Teach a Girl Scout Engineering.

We are proud of our students. Much is expected of them and they work hard to make meaningful contributions to our community and profession.

Professional Organizations with Active Student Involvement:

ASCE Student Chapter, American Society of Civil Engineers
SAME Student Chapter, Society of American Military Engineers
SWE, Society of Women Engineers
ΤΒΠ — SC Γ is The Citadel’s chapter of the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi
Order of the Engineer

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