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Academics

Undergraduate Students

From Learner to Leader

Clemson University ranks high on the list of the best national public universities. Advanced scholarship, experiential learning, and global engagement opportunities all contribute to top-ranked academics in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS).

Here, you’ll establish meaningful connections that last a lifetime. Here, you’ll always have a place to call home.

Leadership Initiatives

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CEDC Internship

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) works with local communities to develop sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life through interdisciplinary student-led initiatives.

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The Den

In The Den (Design & Entrepreneurial Network), students collaborate in an “open mic” setting to share ideas for a business product or concept and to form interdisciplinary business teams.

LEAD Forward

Constructed on a unique leadership development model, LEAD Forward is based on the concept of having a leader mindset. A main principle is that one must think like a leader before acting like one.

Building Success

RISE Living Learning

Clemson RISE

Live and Learn

Clemson RISE is a first-year experience designed to help students thrive inside and outside the classroom. From move-in day to transitioning into your major, the RISE team is here to support you. You will have opportunities to engage with fellow students and faculty, develop and apply your strengths, discover and invent new ideas and achieve academically in the living-learning environment.

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PEER & WISE

Empowering Future Leaders

PEER and WISE are dedicated to increasing diversity in science and engineering by addressing and assisting students in technical majors. We provide career development and networking opportunities by pairing students with successful people in their classes and the workforce. These personal contacts can not only furnish tremendous support while pursuing studies, but they establish a network upon which to call when launching a career.

PEER/WISE Programs
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SPECTRA Transfer

Technical College Scholarship Opportunity

The Student Pathways in Engineering and Computing for Transfers program allows students who intend to transfer to begin at any of the Technical College within South Carolina. In the program, you will find increased support and enrichment to assist you in your long-term goals. In addition to assistance during the transfer process, you will gain early access to Clemson faculty and the ability to begin on Creative Inquiry projects.

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Student Support

Our support services are designed to equip you with strategies and resources you can use to succeed as a student. Whether to reduce test anxiety, explore major options, or become more confident in your courses, we want you to achieve your goal of earning a Clemson University degree.

  • Academic Advising
  • Group Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling
  • Co-ops & Internships
  • Honors College
  • Workshops

First-Year General Engineering

Every student who plans to major in engineering starts with admittance into General Engineering. You’ll spend your first year taking courses designed to bridge the gap between high school and college-level learning while examining the 10 undergraduate engineering disciplines offered at Clemson. From there, you’ll determine which specialty best fits your talents and interests.

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GE Advantage

Small classes are a big difference between Clemson’s GE program and comparable programs at other major universities. First-year engineering courses rarely exceed 50 students per section.

Juliana-Marie Troyan has made the most of her Clemson education, including building great relationships with her professors.

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“It’s the support of the faculty that’s really helped me, specifically the willingness to help outside of the classroom. I think that has made the biggest difference for me. ”

Juliana-Marie Troyan
MAY '21

Not an Engineer? Go Right Into Your Major.

If you’re interested in computer science, computer information systems, or geology, you are admitted directly to your major. An assigned adviser in your department of interest will help you set academic goals and then map out a plan to reach them. Of course, you’ll still have access to the same level of attention and resources as GE students: leading faculty, elite facilities, advanced technology, and relevant involvement opportunities that enrich your education.

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Undergraduate Team

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Chris Porter

Director - Undergraduate Recruitment
Phone: (864) 656-7870
cporter@clemson.edu

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Karen Thompson

Associate Director - Undergraduate Recruitment
Phone: (864) 656-2543
kt@clemson.edu

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Serita Acker

Director - PEER/WISE Program
Phone: (864) 656-7472
wserita@clemson.edu

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Erica H. Riggins

Director RISE Program
Phone: (864) 656-2103
eeharpe@clemson.edu

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Aubrey Baldwin

Director - Student Engagement
Phone: (864) 656-2103
anchild@clemson.edu

College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
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