School of Science and Mathematics
Welcome to The Citadel’s School of Science and Mathematics! The School is comprised of five departments: Biology, Chemistry, Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. There are over 50 tenured/tenure-track faculty within the School and over 420 cadets. Together with the Schools of Education and Engineering, we run the STEM Center at The Citadel.
Our mission includes providing science and mathematics literacy to the whole student body and to the community; preparing highly qualified K-12 teachers; educating the next-generation scientists and mathematicians; and helping develop the workforce for our high-technology industry.
In order to achieve the above educational mission, our School offers over ten major programs of study leading to bachelor’s degrees, many minor programs, and a number of master’s degree and graduate certificate programs. We also provide broad inter-school instructional support to the core curriculum, and our highly qualified faculty devote enormous effort and energy to teaching while actively engaging in scholarship and service to the Low Country, the State and the Nation. Our learning environment is characterized by small class sizes, an abundance of personal attention, and ample opportunity for interaction between faculty and students.
Points of Pride
Four SSM Professors were honored at the fourth annual Citadel Faculty Excellence and Spotlight Awards for their contributions towards teaching, scholarships, and service. Congratulations to Dr. Randy Blanton, Dr. John Zardus, Dr. Robert Clark, and Dr. Danny Gustafson!
Dr. Dena Garner (HESS) has received a Year 1 award of $343,000 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for research in Traumatic Brain Injury. The three-year award is expected to run close to one-million dollars!
- Cadet Marcus Harbol won the Best Contributed Talk out of 28 students at the Fifth Annual Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference for his paper entitled "Augmented Happy Functions of Higher Powers"
- The SSM has led all academic schools in external funding brought in in each of the three years of Lead 2018, averaging over $700,000 a year and 50% of the total funds brought in!
- The Citadel has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the United States Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency… one of only two colleges in SC to earn the recognition!