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.

TUTORING
Are you a current student needing additional tutoring and help in your STEM courses?
Visit our Center for Student Learning: https://csl.cofc.edu/

 




School News

Engineering Program Takes Root at the College
Posted on 15 February 2021 | 8:38 am
a student works with a professor to learn cad stoftwareAlmost two dozen students are majoring in systems engineering at the College of Charleston, a new program designed for 21st-century needs.
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Darwin Week Goes Virtual for 2021
Posted on 3 February 2021 | 10:58 am
charles darwinThe College of Charleston will celebrate the life and scientific discoveries of Charles Darwin with Darwin Week Feb. 8-12, featuring a series of virtual events.
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More Than 300 Students to Graduate in December
Posted on 18 December 2020 | 8:31 am
a graduate holds a diplomaMore than 300 students at the College of Charleston are graduating in December 2020, an achievement made through hard work, perseverance and dedication.
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