Department of Mathematics

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at the College of Charleston, where we are proud to excel in undergraduate and graduate education and research.

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The Ph.D. in Mathematics with Computation has been fully approved and is making history as the first doctoral degree at The College of Charleston!

The program is designed for students who already have a master's degree in the mathematical sciences (including alumni of our own master's degree program). Classes will be offered in the later afternoon and evening with full-time and part-time status options for students. The flexibility for students combined with diverse research opportunites with graduate faculty will culminate in competitive skills for academic and industry careers.

The program will welcome its inaugural cohort for the Fall 2023 semester. 

In The College Today announcement of the program in February, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost Suzanne Austin said, “We are very excited to be offering our first doctoral program at the College and plan to introduce more in the coming years.” 

In the same article, the Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering Sebastian van Delden recognized the hard work of the faculty who formed the program. Professor Annalisa Calini, Professor Martin Jones, Professor Bob Mignone and Professor and Chair Liz Jurisich spent three years working through the process. “They worked tirelessly to ensure the program harmonizes with the tenets of our institution, integrates seamlessly with our undergraduate program, and supports and enhances the academic student experience,” adds van Delden. 

Find more information on the program, application, and contact information on the Graduate Programs page.

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Math/Stat Party and Movie Marathon on Friday Sept 8 2023
Posted on 4 September 2023 | 8:34 am
Please join us on Friday at 4PM on the 3rd floor of RSS for a party and at 5PM in 235 RSS for a Marathon of Short Math Movies!     MathMoviePoster 2023-09-08 Puzzles Games Movies
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Paul Young Receives Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award
Posted on 1 August 2023 | 3:32 pm
Congratulations to Professor Paul Young for being recognized with a Halmos-Ford Award by the Mathematical Association of America for his article “From Madhava-Leibniz to Lehmer’s Limit” that appeared in The American Mathematical Monthly.  For more information see here.
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Mathematics with Computation is the First PhD Program at CofC!
Posted on 3 July 2023 | 1:15 pm
The College of Charleston now is offering doctoral degrees for the first time in its history!  Mathematics with Computation is a unique PhD program designed which admits only students who already hold a master’s degree in the mathematical sciences (or its equivalent). The program provides a research degree compatible with academic and industry careers. Students […]
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