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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 Presents Chasing Coral
Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:22 pm
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the School of Sciences and Mathematics will screen Chasing Coral, a Netflix Original documentary, by special permission from Netflix and Exposure Labs. Dr. Phil Dustan, Professor of Biology and coral expert, will provide a talk back following the film. Dr. Dustan escorted filmmakers to Carysfort Reef in the Florida Keys […]
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2017 Summer Newsletter: Major Success
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 10:26 am
School of Sciences and Mathematics majors continue to represent the College on the state, regional, and national level by winning accolades for their research and academic achievements. Read up on some highlights from this past year.                 2017 Summer News: Major Success
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