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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, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy). Besides traditional majors and minors in those departments students can study the environment, computing in the arts, archeology, marine biology, and neuroscience. From the molecular basis of life to supernovae there are opportunities for participating in cutting edge research. We are the #1 producer of students for the Medical University of South Carolina and our graduates enroll in top professional and graduate programs around the country.

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Dr. Scott Harris Awarded Fulbright Hosted by National and Kapodistrian University in Athens
Posted on 16 February 2015 | 4:27 pm
Dr. Harris’ core research will allow for quantitive and qualitative analysis of coastal change in response to varied sea-level rise scenarios across a complex landscape in the North Euboean Gulf of Central Greece. Data gathered, analyzed, and interpreted through this project will also inform several major Bronze Age archaeological sites about their submerged paleolandscapes along […]
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Chemistry Department Receives New Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)
Posted on 13 February 2015 | 4:23 pm
Faculty members from the department of chemistry and biochemistry were recently awarded a grant in the amount of $319,800 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase a new nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NMR). This award was made possible by the Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program (NSF-MRI). This instrument will be used to support research […]
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