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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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NSF Blog Highlights the Broader Impacts of SSM Faculty Project
Posted on 6 August 2015 | 5:36 pm
The Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a new feature on their blog this week, “Focus on Broader Impacts.” Proposals submitted to IOS require both an “Intellectual Merit (IM)” and a “Broader Impacts (BI)” section. IOS plans to use this feature to highlight awardees with unique and/or creative approaches to […]
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New Field Stations To Enhance Studies
Posted on 7 July 2015 | 4:13 pm
The two long awaited Field Stations at Dixie Plantation are now open and ready to accommodate faculty and students beginning Fall 2015. These two field research laboratories serve biology, geology, ecology, environmental studies, and archaeology research as well as providing education opportunities for all other sciences. A commitment to the International Living Building Challenge Recognition […]
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