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

Honors College Summer Institute Offers CofC Experience to High School Students
Posted on 12 July 2021 | 8:28 am
Every summer, the College of Charleston welcomes high school students for a chance to explore the CofC experience in a unique, immersive way through the Honors College Summer Institute.
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Geology Professor Explains Cause of Sinkhole Near Campus
Posted on 5 July 2021 | 8:30 am
Sink HoleGeology Professor Norman S. Levine, who studies natural phenomena like sinkholes and earthquakes, explains what caused a sinkhole near campus.
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Geology Professor, Student Make Mega Discovery
Posted on 28 June 2021 | 10:17 am
From a fossil dig at a Summerville construction site, geology instructor Bobby Boessenecker and recent graduate Addison Miller '20 discovered a 25 million-year-old nursery for baby megasharks.
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