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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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New College of Charleston program connects computer science students, local firms
Posted on 10 May 2016 | 4:18 pm
The college’s computer science department is trying out a new way of running seniors’ capstone course. Instead of working on open-source code like previous seniors did, 27 students this year were assigned projects that companies and organizations around Charleston wanted to get done. Sebastian van Delden, who is in his first year as the department’s […]
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SSM Students and Alumni Awarded Hydrography Scholarships
Posted on 11 March 2016 | 9:01 pm
Out of the nine scholarships The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) awarded this year, four went to recipients from the College of Charleston. Two CofC students, geology majors Victoria Houston ’17 and Ryan Hawsey ’18, were awarded $4,000 each toward their undergraduate education, and two alumni – geology major Christina Maschmeyer ’13 (now studying at the University of South Carolina) […]
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