School of Sciences and Mathematics

Since its founding the College of Charleston has been known for its commitment to the study of and pursuit of new knowledge in the sciences and mathematics. The School of Sciences and Mathematics is proud to carry this tradition into the 21st century with its six award winning departments Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geology & Environmental Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. The School also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering in order to directly support the many high-tech manufacturing companies in the area, including Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo, and others. 

Besides traditional majors and minors in those departments, students can study the meteorology, computing in the arts, archaeology, marine biology, and neuroscience. From the molecular basis of life to supernovae, we offer opportunities for participating in cutting edge research. We are one of the top feeders of students to the Medical University of South Carolina, the top producer of physics graduates in the state of South Carolina, the first in the country to offer a data science undergraduate degree, and our graduates enroll in top professional and graduate programs around the country or secure lucrative careers with many of our industry partners in the region or nationally.

On your next campus visit, come for a STEM Tour and Talk with the Dean to learn more.




School News

All Systems Go for Alumna
Posted on 16 January 2020 | 2:41 pm
Dorlisa HommelAlumna Dorlisa Hommel went from exploring the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space when she began working with satellites.
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What Goes Around Comes Around
Posted on 16 January 2020 | 2:18 pm
Barbara BeckinghamA recent study by geology professor Barbara Beckingham shows that more and more microplastics are showing up in wastewater treatment plants in the Lowcountry.
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