About the College

A superior public university with the personality to spare.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life, and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs, and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Over 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages, and the arts.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Honoring the timeless principles of the liberal arts and sciences.

The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state, and nation.

Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Lowcountry and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. A superior undergraduate program is central to the mission of the College of Charleston. As a prominent component of the state’s higher education system, the College encourages and supports research.

In addition to offering a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs, the College incorporates the University of Charleston, South Carolina (UCSC), established by state statute in 1992, which serves as a research institution where the graduate and research programs associated with the College are housed. UCSC provides master’s degree programs and anticipates offering a limited number of doctoral degrees should location and need a warrant. The College also provides an extensive credit and non-credit continuing education program and cultural activities for residents of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

The College of Charleston seeks applicants capable of successfully completing degree requirements and pays particular attention to identifying and admitting students who excel academically. The College of Charleston serves a diverse student body from its geographic area and also attracts students from national and international communities. The College provides students a community in which to engage in original inquiry and creative expression in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. This community, founded on the principles of the liberal arts tradition, provides students the opportunity to realize their intellectual and personal potential and to become responsible, productive members of society.

The Mission Statement (also called the Statement of Purpose) has been approved or revised by the State College Board of Trustees or the College of Charleston Board of Trustees on January 16, 1974; March 12, 1986; January 16, 1991; February 15, 1994; July 13, 2006; July 23, 2014; and August 25, 2014.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

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College of Charleston

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel Graduate College offer a unique approach to an ever-changing profession with the master of science degree ... [+]

Computer and Information Sciences Master of Science, (33 Credit Hours)

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston and The Citadel Graduate College offer a unique approach to an ever-changing profession with the master of science degree in computer and information sciences. This program explores the theory and application of computer science, cybersecurity, the analysis and management of information systems and all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

Students in this program are often working professionals, which contributes to a rich academic environment. Classroom discussions touch on trends, theories and the future of computer and information sciences.

Required Courses CSIS 601 Data Modeling and Database Design (3) CSIS 602 Foundations of Software Engineering (3) CSIS 603 Object-Oriented Design Patterns (3) CSIS 604 Distributed Computer Systems Architecture (3) Complete an emphasis ... [-]
USA Charleston
August 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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College of Charleston

Graduates of this degree program will master the following core skills: Data Modeling, Data Wrangling, Experimental Design, Statistics, Optimization, Machine Learning, an ... [+]

Mission Statement

The Mission of the College of Charleston’s Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics degree program is to fill the growing demand for graduates with data-driven, quantitative, analytics, and computing skills - i.e., a data scientist.

Program Description

There are several overlapping but distinct ways to identify and define a data scientist. At the heart of data science is the goal of knowledge discovery from data. This requires a core of specialized skills from the domains of computer science and mathematics complemented with significant exposure to a domain of specialization (e.g., business, science, social sciences, and humanities).

Graduates of this degree program will master the following core skills: Data Modeling, Data Wrangling, Experimental Design, Statistics, Optimization, Machine Learning, and Data Visualization. The core skills are complemented by domain-specific elective coursework. Recommended elective packages are provided which specifically prepare students for the following career goals: Machine Learning Data Scientist, Modeling and Software Engineering Data Scientist, Computational Data Scientist, Scientific Computing, and a Business Analytics Data Scientist. All students in this program will apply their core and domain-specific skills and knowledge to either an industry practicum or research thesis experience.... [-]

USA Charleston
June 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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College of Charleston

This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. As a student of environmental policy, you’ll focus on the devel ... [+]

Environmental and Sustainability Studies Master of Science (37 Credit Hours)

This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. As a student of environmental policy, you’ll focus on the development and implementation of public policy responses to environmental issues, especially the economic, political and social factors that are an intrinsic part of the policymaking process. If you are more interested in the science behind policy issues, you’ll acquire a solid foundation based on the ways information should be used to assess environmental and societal risk and the relevant policies. Coursework is in environmental science and policy as is the laboratory work and field research.... [-]

USA Charleston
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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Our marine biology program will prepare you for an array of subject areas including conservation, ecology, evolution, fisheries, genomics microbial processes and toxicolo ... [+]

Marine Biology Master of Science (30 Credit Hours)

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston. Our Masters-only program is designed to prepare students for careers in marine science or biology.

The majority of our graduates gain immediate employment as professional marine scientists, whereas a sizable minority goes on to further graduate work leading to a Ph.D. A combination of rigorous core and elective courses provide students with a comprehensive overview of marine biology.

Students gain greater specialization in their field of interest while performing cutting-edge thesis research. Located at the Grice Marine Laboratory on James Island, our program offers the unique opportunity to collaborate and work with a large, diverse group of dedicated marine scientists at the Fort Johnson Marine Science Center.... [-]

USA Charleston
August 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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College of Charleston

Few programs prepare students better for jobs in an array of industries than our Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Our graduates teach, work in the industry and ... [+]

Mathematical Sciences Master of Science (30 Credit Hours)

Few programs prepare students better for jobs in an array of industries than our Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Our graduates teach, work in the industry and in government. Of course, many also enter doctoral programs.

Students in this program have multiple opportunities to work closely on projects with individual faculty members. These professors are actively involved in a wide variety of research areas including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, dynamical systems, geometry, Lie theory logic, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, number theory, numerical analysis, probability, representation theory, scientific computing, statistics, and topology.... [-]

USA Charleston
August 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 - 3 years
Campus
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