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School of Sciences and Mathematics

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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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SSM Faculty Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards
Posted on 11 November 2014 | 12:54 pm
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Approximately 8,000 Fulbright grants are awarded each year. More than 300,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the program since its inception. 2014-2015 Awardees […]
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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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