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Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering!

In 1941, the Board of Visitors authorized the establishment of a Department of Electrical Engineering at The Citadel. Because World War II intervened, the first electrical engineering degrees were awarded to the class of 1948. The Bachelor of Science degree program is offered in two modes—day mode and the 2+2 evening mode. The day mode is open only to members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, veteran students, and enlisted active duty students. The 2+2 evening mode is open to transfer students. Our Master of Science program is designed for students seeking advanced engineering techniques and professional development skills in the field of electrical engineering. The BSEE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The electrical and computer engineering department employs small classes and hand-on laboratories taught by full-time faculty, to provide an environment highly conducive to both learning and to the development of close student-faculty relationships. As our department has evolved over the years, our goal is to provide students a rigorous curriculum containing theoretical and practical engineering concepts. Our engineering design is embedded throughout the curriculum to develop the student’s ability to address practical engineering problems. Fully equipped laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices, housed mainly on the third floor of Grimsley Hall, serve the active research in electrical and computer engineering.

I encourage you to explore the electrical and computer engineering department and our website about class choices, research opportunities, and degree completion. If you are interested in attending The Citadel, I invite you to contact me.

You can reach me at:

Robert J. Barsanti, Jr., PhD
Electrical and Computer Eningeering Department Head
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street Charleston, SC 29409
Office phone: (843) 953-7593

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Connor Fuhrman, ’18

Electrical Engineering Major, F-Troop

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