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

Summer Research Grants Give Students Deeper Academic Experiences
Posted on 8 June 2021 | 8:23 am
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6 CofC Students, Grads Selected for Prestigious Scholarships
Posted on 20 May 2021 | 11:51 am
randolph hallDuring the 2020-21 academic year, College of Charleston students have been applying for and winning competitive scholarship awards in impressive numbers, despite the many challenges and disruptions created by the pandemic.
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CofC Faces to Know: Jay Forsythe
Posted on 19 May 2021 | 3:20 pm
Jay ForsytheMeet Jay Forsythe, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
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