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 and Electrical Engineering with a focus on autonomous electrical vechicles 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

Alumnus’ Kayak Voyage Aims to Raise Climate Change Awareness
Posted on 17 June 2021 | 8:26 am
Biology alumnus Will Freund '17 is sail-kayaking from Miami to Norfolk, Virginia, to find out from residents along the way how their coastal environment has changed in recent years.
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CofC Faculty, Students Discover Slave Badge on Campus
Posted on 15 June 2021 | 12:43 pm
Slave Badge found at the College of CharlestonThe recent discovery of an 1852 slave badge on the College of Charleston campus has offered a profound opportunity to recognize the contributions of the enslaved people who were an integral part of the development of the institution.
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Astronomy Professor Develops Innovative Medical Imaging Device
Posted on 14 June 2021 | 8:21 am
Joe CarsonAstronomy professor Joe Carson and his business Pensievision were awarded a $400,000 National Institutes of Health grant to test the medical imaging instrument he created with the help of CofC students and alumni.
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