The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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All CSI (Citadel Success Institute) students are required to take academic courses, which help to ease the transition between high school academics and the academic requirements at The Citadel. Students will work on writing, reading and study skills while adjusting to college-level schoolwork in a supportive environment where study time is built into the daily schedule, and students are encouraged to work with their professors as well as the CSI and Citadel support staff to excel academically.

On the Registration form, students will select their FIRST choice for their course as well as a SECOND-choice course. In the event that their first choice is full, students will be placed in their second-choice course. We will do our best to place each student in his/her first choice, but this cannot be guaranteed due to space constraints.

1.     LDRS 101: First-Year Seminar provides the academic and life skills that help students make a successful transition to the unique environment of The Citadel. Students will develop their academic skills (reading, listening, note-taking, test-taking, time management, research skills, etc.) and will be introduced to campus facilities, resources, and support services. Some attention will also be given to lifestyle and relationship issues as well as to foundational leadership concepts. Students taking LDRS 101 during CSI should purchase and read the book A Few Good Men prior to the CSI start date in July. LDRS 101 is not offered to those students taking MATH 119 because this Math course is a 4-hour course.

2.     MATH 119: College Algebra & Trigonometry is provided as a stepping stone for those students who must take MATH 131 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I), which is required for all students pursuing a major or minor in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Chemistry.


The following class matrix may help your student choose the appropriate classes:







BADM 201: Macroeconomics (p. 244)

Business Administration


General Elective for other majors except Engineering

COMM 205: Public Speaking (p. 331)


General Elective


Applicable to most majors.

CRMJ 201: Introduction to Criminal Justice (p. 314)


Criminal Justice


General Elective for most majors.

ENGL 101: Composition and Literature I (p.323)




Core requirement for all majors.

ENGL 102: Composition and Literature II (p. 323)




Core requirement for all majors.

HIST 103: History of Western Civilization (p. 336)




HIST 104 completes the requirement for this sequence.

MATH 104: Elementary Mathematical Modeling* (p. 434)


Core course for most majors EXCEPT those listed below for MATH 119. May be taken as a preparatory course leading into MATH 119.


MATH 106 completes the requirement for this sequence.

MATH 119: Precalculus* (p. 435)


BS Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering



Listed majors require MATH 131, and MATH 119 is the pre-requisite.

PSCI 102: American National Government (p. 374)


Political Science


General Elective for most majors.

PSYC 201:  General Psychology (p. 383)




General Elective for most majors.

Please go to The Citadel Course Catalog to look up classes. Pages are listed beside each class above.


**To enroll in this course, students MUST take the Math Placement Exam (MPE) and receive notification of placement from the math department (the MPE will open in EARLY JUNE and is taken ONLINE).


If you have any questions regarding class choice, please contact

1. Dr. Jane Warner, Director of The Citadel Academic Support Center at 843-953-6877 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2. COL Chris Fudge, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs at 843-953-5705 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3. Mrs. Melinda Norris, Academic Coaching at 843-953-6773 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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