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From Learner to Leader

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Viewbook provides an overview of academic programs offered by the college, academic support, opportunities beyond the classroom, and a look at life at Clemson University. Listed as a Best Value School and a ranking of No. 11 for Happiest Students by The Princeton Review, we hope you'll agree.

If you would like to tour campus please visit our College Tour page. In-person and virtual opportunities are available, including facility tour videos for each academic department. 

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Tools For Readiness

Rated as the top school in value in South Carolina, Clemson University's return on investment remains clear. Our academic programs are rigorous and demanding, helping you reach your goals as a skilled engineer or scientist.

View our YouTube playlist for academic program information session videos or to take a virtual visit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Honors College

Can I be in CECAS and Honors College?

Yes, in fact, students in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences compose approximately 40% of the students in the Clemson University Honors College. To learn more, please visit the Clemson University Honors College page.

Honors College

High School Courses

What should I take to prepare for engineering?

General Engineering applicants are encouraged to have: MATHEMATICS - 4 units, including geometry, trigonometry, and introductory calculus. LABORATORY SCIENCE - At least 3 units, including both chemistry and physics. COMPUTING - At least 1 unit, including an introduction to a programming language. Applicants should have good keyboarding skills.

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Advanced Placement Credits

What AP and IB credits count towards Engineering?

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes such as Economics, Government, History, and Psychology can be used for General Education requirements. For Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, please speak with an advisor. A complete list of credits and equivalents can be found in Admissions.

Advanced Standing Guide

Summer Scholars

Are there summer programs for 7-12 graders?

Yes. Clemson offers numerous summer engineering and science programs through our Summer Scholars program. Rising 7th-12th grade students up to age 17 will enjoy this one-week introduction to college subjects while being immersed in the culture of Clemson University.

Summer Scholars
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