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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • What are your Department Hours?
    • The Department of Leadership Studies is open from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM M-F during the academic year with the exception of holidays. Check the Department’s homepage for summer hours starting in May through August and holiday hours through the academic year.
  • Where are you located?
    • The Department of Leadership Studies is located in Bond Hall, Room 364.
  • Who do I contact to schedule appointments with the Department Head?
    • You can contact the Program Assistant. Please click here for contact information.
  • What Academic Programs do you offer?
    • Undergraduate: Minor in Leadership Studies; Leadership Scholars Program
    • Graduate: Master of Science in Leadership; Graduate Certificates
  • To see FAQ’s regarding Academic Policies, click here.
  • What financial aid am I eligible for?

Graduate Students

  • Where do I apply for your Master’s Program or Certificate Programs?
    • You can apply for the Master of Science in Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Leadership, and the Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership through the Graduate College. Click here for a step by step guide on how to apply today.
  • Is the Master of Science in Leadership completely online?
    • Yes, this program is 100% online.
  • Who is my advisor?
    • All Graduate Students in the Department of Leadership Studies will be advised by Professor John Altick. Please click here for contact information.
  • How many classes can I transfer from previous Master’s courses to one of the Leadership Studies Graduate Programs? What is the process for this?
    • You can transfer up to one course if you are pursuing a Certificate and up to three courses if you are pursuing the Master in Leadership Studies.
  • For The Citadel to process transfer credit, you must consult the program requirements for the Master of Science in Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Leadership, and Graduate Certificate in Military Leadership and indicate where it matches your previous graduate work. For your previous work to be considered for possible transfer credit, it must meet the following criteria:
    • Your previous graduate work must be from an accredited university.
  • There must be significant and specific overlap to specific courses required for The Citadel’s Leadership Studies Graduate Program.
    • You will need to provide an official copy of your transcript and corresponding syllabi and course descriptions for the classes you wish to transfer from previous graduate work.

Undergraduate Students

  • Information Regarding LDRS 211, 311, 411:
    • Please click here for more information regarding these courses (LDRS 211, 311, 411) run by The Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics.
  • Required Courses in The Department of Leadership Studies
    • Is LDRS 201 a required course?
      • Yes, this course is required for all second-year cadets. It must be taken during your second year. If you have an issue, please schedule a meeting with the Department Head.
    • Am I required to take LDRS 371?
      • All students are required to take LDRS 371 if they are graduating with or after the class of 2023.
      • If you are graduating before 2023, only non-contracted students are required to take LDRS 371. You will not have to take LDRS 371 if you are contracted and graduating before 2023.
  • Leadership Minor:
    • What classes do I need to take to get a Leadership Minor?
      • Please click here for a list of required courses for the Leadership Minor.
    • How do I request adding a leadership minor?
      • Please fill out the Add Minor Request Form and get the required signature(s) before submitting this form to the Registrar.
  • ROTC Fulfillment:
    • If I registered for a class within my major that is an ROTC fulfillment, will it fulfill both my major requirements and the ROTC requirement?
      • Yes. This enables you to take classes within your major, however, if one is not offered you will be able to expand your learning into other disciplines.
    • Where can I find a list of approved ROTC Fulfillment courses?
      • To see which courses are approved for ROTC Fulfillment, check the notes section in line with each course when you select the pertaining semester under Course Offerings on the Registrar’s site. It will specifically say “Meets ROTC fulfillment for students classified 2A or higher”.
      • You can also find an up-to-date list of approved ROTC Fulfillment Courses under the ROTC Fulfillment Program tab on the Department of Leadership Studies website.
      • If you are late registering for your ROTC Fulfillment course, the Department of Leadership Studies will send out a list of approved ROTC Fulfillment courses that are still open.
    • Can I take an ROTC course instead of an ROTC Fulfillment course if I am not contracted?
      • No, you are required to take an ROTC Fulfillment course. Please contact the Department of Leadership Studies if you have more questions regarding this requirement.
    • My instructor says their course is approved as an ROTC Fulfillment course but it is not on the list on the ROTC Fulfillment Program page. Will it fulfill the ROTC Fulfillment requirement?
      • If the course is not listed as an approved course on our website or the Registrar course offerings list, please contact the Department of Leadership Studies. The Department will confirm if the course is approved or not.
  • Citadel Success Institute:
    • If I completed CSI during the summer, do I have to register for LDRS 101: First-Year Seminar in the fall?
      • No, LDRS 101 you completed during CSI counts for that requirement. You will still need to register for LDRS 111: Freshman Ethical Fitness Seminar in the spring.
    • What and when is The Citadel Success Institute?
      • Please click here for more information about The Citadel Success Institute (CSI) including its purpose, how to register, and when it takes place.

Leadership Scholars

  •  Applying to be a Leadership Scholar
    • I saw on my application to The Citadel that I can apply to be a Leadership Scholar. Where/ When can I apply?
      • Applying to be a Leadership Scholar is by invitation only. Invites to prospective scholars will be distributed in December.
  • Where can I find more information about the Leadership Scholars Program?
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