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Information to Prospective Students


“Throughout our lives we face many decisions that have a lasting impact on our future. The choice we make for a college is certainly one of those decisions. Looking back, I always know I wanted to major in engineering, but I didn’t realize at the time that by choosing The Citadel, I was going to receive an outstanding education that would prepare me for a career in engineering as well as provide the foundation of principles, values, and leadership skills that would prepare me to meet all of life’s challenges.”

Charles Potts, ’66 CEO
The Heritage Group

Advantages of Studying Engineering at The Citadel

Engineering courses have been taught at The Citadel since its founding in 1842. The engineering programs offer students the following advantages:

  • The Citadel is accredited by the Commission on colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and its Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering are fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012-telephone (410) 347-7700;
  • All undergraduate programs offer a broad-based curriculum leading to more employment opportunities;
  • Master of Science in Program Management leads to upward mobile leaders for complex, multi-disciplined world requiring technical solutions;
  • Fully qualified engineering faculty in all departments;
  • Small classes leading to more individualized instruction;
  • For those students within the Corps of Cadets, a disciplined military environment conducive to developing leadership and team work skills;
  • Programs that foster and develop strong ethical decision-making skills;
  • A curriculum integrating the important process of engineering design for the freshman year through the senior year where not only theory but practical applications are stressed
  • A robust alumni network that leads to increased opportunities for employment

Career and Job Opportunities in Engineering

The career opportunities available to graduates in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering and project management are numerous. The present demand as well as the future demand is expected to remain high. A wide choice of opportunities available to an engineer includes the following:

  • Graduate School including Master of Business, Project Management, Engineering, Law and Medical School;
  • Construction-related work;
  • Work with private engineering design and consulting firms;
  • Work with federal government agencies such as EPA, SPWAR, Defense Contractors and the Army Corps of Engineers;
  • Work with state agencies;
  • Work with public works and utility departments;
  • Work and serve as an officer and engineer in the Armed services

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