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Emphasis on teamwork

Clemson University knows that preparing students for a career in the 21st century means providing much more than specialized technical knowledge. Engineers and scientists must also understand the social and business implications of their work, and they must be able to communicate their ideas to a wide range of people, work effectively in teams and, above all, be willing and able to provide leadership in solving society’s problems.

"I've seen people make life long friends and boost grades just by going to their friends for help."

Namoi Paz, Class of '16

In the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS), development of communication skills is a large part of all classes, and our emphasis on teamwork and collaboration begins freshman year. Our students learn to solve real-world problems, often providing valuable solutions for industrial partners while dealing with economic, ethical and environmental issues in the process. Inspired by Thomas Green Clemson’s dream to create a "high seminary of learning to benefit the agricultural and mechanical arts," engineering and sciences have been an integral part of the University’s development. Since the first degrees were granted in 1896, Clemson engineers and scientists have made significant contributions to South Carolina, the nation and the world.

CECAS was formed in 2016, joining the engineering disciplines with the school of computing and the school of material science & engineering.

CECAS Quick Facts
  • Year Founded: 1892
  • Undergraduate Students: 5,855
  • Graduate Students: 1,786
  • Average Freshmen SAT: 1290
  • Freshmen in top 10%: 59.5%
  • Freshmen Retention Rate: 82%