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Overview of the College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) is one of the eight colleges that comprise Georgia Southern University. The College was created as the result of the consolidation of Georgia Southern’s College of Science and Mathematics and Armstrong’s College of Science and Technology.

The College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs on both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses through the Departments of

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Geology & Geography
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Military Science
  • Physics & Astronomy

In addition, the College offers the Associate of Science degree in the core curriculum (with science/math Area F concentration) and courses to meet the university’s general education requirements at the Liberty campus in Hinesville as well as online.

Across the three campuses, the College boasts state-of-the-art teaching and research labs, including those in support of geospatial technology, an aquatics lab, two microscopy suites, a mass spectrometry suite, and additional instrumentation necessary to support our faculty members’ diverse research interests and facilitate their numerous collaborations. Our Biological Sciences Building on the Statesboro campus was recognized as a Georgia Peach Green Building. Additionally, the College houses animal care spaces, greenhouses, herbaria, and an insectary where insects can be raised and studied. The College is also home to three large research collections (Herpetology, Entomology, and Botany). Our department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society to offer the ACS-certified degree in chemistry.

Statesboro Campus

The Statesboro campus houses the Georgia Southern University Planetarium, a state-of-the-art digital system, and the James H. Oliver, Jr. Institute for Coastal Plain Science, which hosts the U.S. National Tick Collection from the Smithsonian Institute and operates a field laboratory, the Applied Coastal Research Laboratory, on Skidaway Island.

Armstrong Campus

The Armstrong campus in Savannah houses the Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center (SARC), an innovative facility where faculty and students draw upon best practices to improve the sustainability and profitability of soilless farming. Both campuses have active offices of Undergraduate Research, which promote many forms of collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students and encourage participation in grant competitions and research symposia.

Army ROTC Eagle Battalion

The Army ROTC Eagle Battalion – housed in a new Military Science building in Statesboro and near the award-winning Military Resource Center on the Armstrong campus – is one of the largest non-military college Army ROTC programs in the southeast. Additionally, the Army ROTC Nursing program is among the largest in the nation.

Academic Advisement

The COSM Office of Academic Advising and the Pre-Health Professional Programs provides advising and coaching for all students. The office also provides additional guidance for students planning for careers as physician assistants, or in the fields of dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. On the Armstrong campus, the advising and coaching services are housed in the Student Success Center and on the Statesboro Campus, they are housed on the lower-level of the Engineering Building.

Additionally, the Armstrong campus SMART center provides access to free tutoring for most core and lower-level majors COSM courses. Come visit us in the Armstrong Science Center, Room 132.

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Last updated: 6/15/2022