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

CofC Educators Find Their Ground in Aerial Arts
Posted on 21 September 2021 | 10:22 am
aerial artsDeanna Caveny, associate provost for faculty affairs, and Lauren Hernandez-Rubio, adjunct biology faculty, find common ground through the aerial arts.
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Engineering Program Propelled by Philanthropy
Posted on 20 September 2021 | 8:21 am
a systems engineering student works on a computer to design a projectA series of philanthropic gifts from individual donors and corporations has helped set up the College's new engineering program for growth and success.
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College of Charleston EMS Comes to the Rescue on Campus and Beyond
Posted on 14 September 2021 | 8:24 am
cofc student emt volunteers practice an emergency scenarioThe College of Charleston Emergency Medical Services team gives student-volunteers real world experience as emergency medical technicians.
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