The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Majors & Minors


Students declare a major at the beginning of the freshman year and are assigned a faculty advisor within that department. The core curriculum that governs all majors in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences makes it easy for students to change majors without penalty to other departments within the school.

List of Majors

Criminal Justice



Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

  • French

  • German

  • Spanish

Political Science

  • American Government and Politics

  • International Politics and Military Affairs

  • Pre-Law and Legal Studies



A minor is a program within a recognized area of knowledge offering students more than a casual introduction to the area but less than a major in it. Each minor includes at least 15 credit hours. Minors may be combined with any departmental major.

A student who completes all designated courses in a minor with a grade point average of at least 2.0 will have the minor entered on the transcript at the time of graduation.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers minors in the following areas:

African American Studies
American Politics
Criminal Justice
East Asian Studies
Fine Arts
International Criminal Justice
International and Homeland Security
International and Military Affairs
International Relations
Law and Legal Studies
Leadership Studies
Non-Western Studies
Southern Studies

Students should refer to the appropriate sections of The Citadel catalog for the specific requirements of each minor.

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