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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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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.5M IN RESEARCH GRANTS TO SSM FACULTY
Posted on 9 September 2014 | 3:58 pm
Faculty from the School of Sciences and Mathematics are starting the academic year with $2.5M in research awards. In addition to teaching and College service, SSM faculty members regularly compete for grants to fund independent research that is often conducted on campus alongside their students. This hands-on science experience is invaluable to those preparing for […]
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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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