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.

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Just Out: Latest College of Charleston Magazine
Posted on 24 November 2020 | 8:17 am
cofc magazine cover on a desk next to a coffee mugThe Winter 2021 issue of 'College of Charleston Magazine' is just arriving throughout campus, in homes across the country and around the globe.
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Alumna is Averting Disaster
Posted on 23 November 2020 | 11:11 am
As a landslide mitigation expert with the United Nations, Marina Drazba '05 helps implement preventative measures to save the lives of the some of the world's poorest, most vulnerable people.
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