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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 Winter 2017 E-Newsletter
Posted on 14 February 2017 | 9:59 am
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SSM Summer 2016 Newsletter
Posted on 5 August 2016 | 9:19 am
Learn about our students’ successes this year and see what some of them have been up to this summer!                 SSM E-newsletter Summer 2016  
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Chemistry Supports Undergraduate Summer Research Students
Posted on 27 June 2016 | 3:06 pm
For the third summer in a row, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting 45 undergraduate students in faculty research labs.  Twelve faculty members are mentoring students this summer on a wide variety of projects such as tracking the chemical fate of pharmaceuticals or nanoparticles in the environment, the synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles for medical […]
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New College of Charleston program connects computer science students, local firms
Posted on 10 May 2016 | 12:18 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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