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Message from the Dean

dean darin zimmermanWelcome to The Citadel’s Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics. Our primary mission is to develop principled leaders through exemplary education and research experiences in the physical and natural sciences; mathematics; computer sciences; exercise and sport sciences. The School is comprised of seven departments, which offer undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, health and human performance, mathematics, sport management, and physics. At the graduate level, we offer master’s degrees in biology; health, exercise, and sport science; and computer science. The School also provides courses that support the general education curriculum of all undergraduates, and the science content courses for undergraduate and graduate programs in the Zucker Family School of Education leading to teaching certification.

Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to educating tomorrow’s leaders in science and mathematics. Students have the opportunity to enhance their learning experience by participating in our distinctive Citadel Undergraduate Research Experience, or CURE. Unlike most undergraduate research experiences, which only last one summer, CURE is a four-year leadership in research program designed to build skills in problem solving, technical writing, oral communication, and research ethics. From freshman to senior year, students prepare for research in the discipline; serve the community; lead faculty-directed and/or independent research projects; and demonstrate command of the discipline by presenting their research at local, regional, and national meetings. Students in science and mathematics can also enhance their learning experience through internships, pre-health mentorships, study abroad courses, service learning, and collaborative projects.

I invite you to learn more about The Citadel’s Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics in these pages or by contacting us.

Darin T. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Dean and Traubert Chair
Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics


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