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Every student who plans to major in engineering starts with admittance to 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.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to making your transition to Clemson a success. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the General Engineering Department.

High-achieving new freshmen have the option to take introductory engineering courses during the summer before the traditional Fall start.

Optional Summer Classes


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GE Advantages

CECAS ViewbookBy entering the General Engineering program prior to selecting a concentration, you get dedicated advisors at a centralized advising center, the ability to work closely with faculty inside and out of the classroom, and class sizes are kept at a smaller size to facilitate a more personable learning environment.

Read the CECAS Viewbook to discover more about the college.


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Congratulations to Abby Stephan

Congratulations to Abby Stephan

Abby received the ASEE First-Year Programs 2019 Best Student Presentation Award for her presentation entitled Using Exam Wrappers in a Self-Directed First-Year Learning Strategies Course. She has led and/or supported work on additional research papers and conference presentations to disseminate the methods and results of this cutting-edge educational experience to faculty and staff in the larger engineering education community, which will benefit students at other institutions across the country.

Abby has been instrumental in establishing the success skills courses GELC participants take in the fall and spring semesters, which aims to develop students into self-regulated learners equipped with the tools and self-discipline needed to succeed in all their classes. She has maintained a heavy hand in planning the course schedule, activities and assignments, grading mechanisms, and training of in-class learning coaches/consultants to ensure they have the best experience possible and gain valuable feedback that students can use to improve their academic habits.

The General Engineering Learning Community (GELC) brings together first-year undergraduates focused on supporting each other’s journey to success. Expanding the traditional fall-spring freshman curriculum to three terms keeps them on track to graduation. This extended runway builds confidence in academic abilities and helps to absorb complex concepts in math and engineering.

Upcoming Events

APR 22

Invited Chemistry Seminar Speaker - Mike Roper

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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APR 22

The George & Dot Bishop Colloquium Series

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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AUG 12

General Education Program Retreat - 3rd annual

8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Watt Family Innovation Center