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 the 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.

The Friday afternoon "STEM Tour and Talk with the Dean" sessions are cancelled for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester due to the Corona Virus. Even though campus is closed and deserted, join the Interim Dean for a quick virtual tour:

School News

Coronavirus: Lessons From a Pandemic
Posted on 23 March 2020 | 8:24 am
Professors at the College are using the COVID-19 pandemic to help students understand concepts across a wide array of academic disciplines from biology to business to public health.
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Professors Prepare for E-Learning Period
Posted on 19 March 2020 | 8:22 am
Michael O'brien plays the bongosThe College’s Teaching and Learning Team, an office dedicated to helping professors integrate technology into their teaching, has ramped up its efforts to support faculty ahead of the College's e-learning period.
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