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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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College of Charleston Professor, Alumnus Make Remarkable Evolutionary Discovery
Posted on 13 March 2014 | 10:12 am
Nearly 20 years after College of Charleston alumnus Jonathan Geisler ’95 took Geology Professor James Carew’s paleobiology class, the two are working together again. Geisler and Carew have made a tremendous evolutionary discovery based on the fossil of a previously unknown whale species found in the Charleston area. Alumnus Mark Havenstein of Lowcountry Geologic and another […]
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International Fossil Collector Donates $1.6 Million Collection to College
Posted on 5 November 2013 | 11:08 am
Mace Brown’s lifelong passion for collecting and recording fossils was sparked by a rock collection when he was 13. By age 45, he had amassed a collection of more than 87 species of shark teeth. For the next 15 years, Brown expanded his collection with fossils from around the world. Recently, Brown donated more than […]
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