For those interested in The Citadel - 2017 US News Rankings

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    glen 5-Year Member

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    Hi Glen, my DS completed his application and is having his school send transcripts. Thanks so much for all of your help. He's retaking the SAT October 1st and has decided on mechanical engineering. I'm sure I'll have more questions in the future an will message you. Just wanted to thank you for your guidance. Now let's hope for a scholarship!
     
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    Swag - thanks for the update. Great choice for a major. The Citadel School of Engineering this year enrolled nearly a third of the entering class of 819 Cadets in one of the three engineering diciplines. However, Mechanical Engineering was the most popular engineering major - with 16% of all Cadets choosing this program. I believe it offers the most flexibility in concentrations and career pathways. Best of luck
     
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    And for those interested in medicine a Bachelors program in Nursing will be offered starting in the fall of 2018; the Biology Department has an excellent pre-med program with a very high acceptance rate to medical schools.
     
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    Many see The Citadel as a safe choice because you don't need to get into any one specific school within the school to major in what you want. It's also very easy to switch majors.
     
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    Actually, while generally true that Cadets may switch majors, it is not entirely true. And certain majors like Business Administration and the School of Education Teaching Trac, require both prerequisites and certain minimum GPA (e.g. Teaching Trac requires a 2.7 minimum GPA), before you can get into any these specific schools or switch. Both the School of Business and the School of Education have specific requirements to enter and continue. The Business School requires Freshmen to take certain courses during their first year, and apply to the School for admission to the Business Degree program. The School of Education has certain academic requirements. Those considering majoring in either program should be aware of these.
    See as to the Cadet Business Major: http://www.citadel.edu/root/csb-cad...schools/business/badm/113-pre-business-majors
    See as to prerequisites for the Cadet Teaching trac: http://www.citadel.edu/root/teacher...cation/22557-admission-to-the-education-major
     
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    Glen - really interested in the new BS Nursing that I understand the Citadel will be offering. When do they start enrolling Cadets in this- what hospitals will be affiliated with the program? A very good major for post grad employment. It will really be interesting to see how they coordinate the pretty extensive clinical requirements with the Cadet's schedules. Tough scheduling challenge for those Cadets but I suspect well worth the challenge when they survey the employment scene after graduating.
     
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    Bruno: The new Nursing Program will start for Cadets in the Fall of 2017. Local civilian and military and VA hospitals will participate in clinical requirements. The hospitals are named in the press release below. In addition the Army Department of Nursing is fully supportive of The Citadel program, and we expect those enrolled to be competitive for ROTC scholarships. The fact Cadets will need to be released from certain Cadet duties, is not really a major issue. For many years Cadets in the Engineering School have had internships and other opportunities off campus with the Corp of Engineers which has it's HQ for the SE on the campus, as well as Boeing and other employers. Just another time management "learning experience" for Cadets. This press release was issued by the college earlier in the year when the new program was approved by the State Nursing Board.
    “The Department of Nursing will launch a full, four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing daytime program for cadets starting in the fall of 2017. The South Carolina Board of Nursing gave the provisional approval for the program on Sept. 29, 2016. “The Citadel Department of Nursing is expected to help offset the projected need for nurses in the Low country, the state, and especially in the United States military. It will include a traditional classroom and lab-based nursing education curriculum,” said Connie Book, Ph.D., Citadel provost and dean of the college.
    “The college has seen strong interest in nursing from prospective cadets planning military careers through ROTC scholarships, which is why the full four-year cadet program is being offered beginning next fall. The four-year, South Carolina Corps of Cadets nursing program will total 137 credit hours. “We expect The Citadel’s four-year ROTC based nursing program to become a highly sought after offering with guaranteed employment for the ROTC graduate within the armed services nursing corps,” said John Weinstein, Ph.D. , interim dean for The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics.
    Clinical work will be done at East Cooper Medical Center, Ralph A. Johnson Veteran’s Hospital, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, and the U.S. Air Force Department and Naval Health Clinic at Joint Base Charleston.
    The US Army Nursing program is fully supportive of The Citadel’s new nursing program: “Quality nursing programs that help to alleviate the nation-wide nursing shortage while also serving as another portal for well-education and trained Army nurses are welcomed…a nursing program at The Citadel (one of only six Senior Military Colleges recognized by Congress) supports the Army’s “Soldier for Life concept which facilitates educational opportunities through a soldier’s career and into civilian life,” wrote Col. Denise Hopkins-Chadwick, USA, RN, Ph.D., vice president and director of training, Army Nurse Corps.
     
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