School of Sciences and Mathematics

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 & Environmental Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. The School also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering in order to directly support the many high-tech manufacturing companies in the area, including Boeing, Bosch, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Volvo, and others. 

Besides traditional majors and minors in those departments, students can study meteorology, computing in the arts, archaeology, marine biology, and neuroscience. From the molecular basis of life to supernovae, we offer opportunities for participating in cutting edge research. We are one of the top feeders of students to the Medical University of South Carolina, the top producer of physics graduates in the state of South Carolina, the first in the country to offer a data science undergraduate degree, and our graduates enroll in top professional and graduate programs around the country or secure lucrative careers with many of our industry partners in the region or nationally.

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School News

Study Break: Meet a Biology Major
Posted on 14 April 2021 | 8:30 am
Aubrey AnthonyMeet Aubrey Anthony, a junior double-majoring in biology and anthropology who is passionate about the environment and cultural awareness.
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3 Honors College Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships
Posted on 12 April 2021 | 8:26 am
Goldwater Scholars 2021Three Honors College students have received the Goldwater Scholarship — one of the highest honors for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
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Student Group Aims to Improve Diversity Among Medical Professionals
Posted on 5 April 2021 | 8:21 am
Katlyne JeterBiology major Katlyne Jeter founded the group Minorities in Medicine to support underrepresented pre-health and pre-med students.
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