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

Biology Grad Paves New Paths as Scholar, Leader
Posted on 4 May 2021 | 8:30 am
Vernon KennedyVernon L. Kennedy Jr., who will graduate this week with a degree in biology, recently received the 2021 Presidential Award for Scholarship, Leadership and Service – the College’s most prestigious honor for students.
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Learning Our Way: Coding and Composing
Posted on 27 April 2021 | 9:43 am
a key board and computers for computing in the artsIt turns out, one way to generate interest in computer coding – according to computer science professor and department chair Bill Manaris – is through music, like his Computers, Art and Music course.
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Cybersecurity Club Heads to National Championship
Posted on 21 April 2021 | 8:30 am
Ross Clarke and Patrick McCabe, members of the cyber security team at CofC.Eight members of the College of Charleston Cybersecurity Club will be competing in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition April 23-24.
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