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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Dual-Degree

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Charleston Southern offers a dual-degree program in engineering in cooperation with several engineering schools, including Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. Students complete a three-year liberal arts program (consisting of at least 90 hours) at Charleston Southern before transferring to Clemson/USC* to focus on engineering. After they complete their fourth year in the dual-degree program, earning a total of at least 125 credit hours, the Charleston Southern residency requirement for graduation will be waived, allowing students to receive a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Charleston Southern. Upon completion of the entire dual-degree program, students will be awarded a degree in engineering from Clemson/USC. This program does not require a minor.

Students will be assigned an advisor from the Charleston Southern mathematics department and will also be required to consult with an assigned advisor from Clemson/USC. Students should maintain close contact with their assigned advisor at Charleston Southern in order to remain on track within the dual-degree curriculum.


Students completing the three-year program at Charleston Southern with at least a ‘C’ in every required pre-engineering course and an overall 2.5 GPR are guaranteed acceptance into the engineering specialization of their choice at Clemson/USC. Students not satisfying both of these conditions will be considered for admission to Clemson/USC’s engineering program on an individual basis.

Specific Courses Required within the Liberal Arts Core

Natural Science

  • Satisfied by supporting and major studies courses

Additional Program Requirements

All students participating in the dual-degree program must take basic engineering courses at Clemson/USC (or another approved institution) during the summer in preparation for the final two years of the dual-degree program. Recommended courses depend on the desired area of specialization, and are available through your engineering program advisor.

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