The Citadel

Charleston, SC

The Citadel says, "The core curriculum is the body of courses which constitutes the center or nucleus of a Citadel education. The disciplines represented in the core are selected according to two standards: the rational, inasmuch as the courses encompass each of the basic methodologies employed in academic pursuits, and the historical, inasmuch as the centuries have confirmed the durability and the serviceability of the disciplines involved." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:2,837
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:64%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,056 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$33,819 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the "History" requirement are world history or Western civilization courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys, and a survey course in American government is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    The Citadel uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/13/2018


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