Clemson University requires a minimum of 128 hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Clemson, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Clemson accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Clemson has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 85% of students who start college at Clemson complete all the credits required within six years.
Clemson offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Clemson may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Clemson has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Clemson.
Reminder: Check with Clemson directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Clemson students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Clemson.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Clemson
Clemson offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Clemson does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Clemson has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Clemson offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Clemson offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Clemson.
🟨 Clemson does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Robert Muldrow Cooper Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Clemson does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Clemson have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Clemson has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Clemson include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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