Welcome to The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM)

Photo of Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics
Welcome to the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at Kennesaw State University (KSU). We are delighted to learn of your interest in our programs!

We invite you to join a diverse and student-responsive community of staff and faculty who share the core values of honesty, innovation, compassion, accountability, respect, and empowerment (HiCARE). Ours is a community for inclusive excellence in learning and research that respects the needs, responsibilities, and aspirations of all our students with personalized support from faculty mentors and professional advisors. As we leverage the strengths of our diverse body of students (59% ethnic and racial minorities and 65% women) and of the unique perspectives and cultures they bring, we continuously innovate to find the best ways to help students learn and prepare for a world of global opportunities.

Undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and environmental sciences provide opportunities for students to concentrate on human health, forensic chemistry, computational mathematics, engineering physics, or a range of other areas that lead to exciting careers. Our students also engage in contemporary experiential learning opportunities in undergraduate research, service learning, study abroad, and internships that use science and mathematics to make a difference for people and communities.

Graduate degrees (M.S.) are offered in chemical sciences and integrative biology with Double-Owl pathways for undergraduate students to accelerate their progress toward earning a master's degree. With research strengths in developmental and organismal biology; microbiology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and drug discovery; theoretical particle physics; mathematical biology; and adaptation and change in the environment, we offer a variety of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to make new research discoveries.

Join us on our journey of unbridled curiosity in exploring nature, our humanity, and the technology that we invent and use along the way.

Kojo Mensa-Wilmot
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics



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Discover our faculty

Discover our faculty, whose scholarship programs are leading to new discoveries in biomedical sciences, forensic science, biotechnology, developmental biology, graph theory; and to innovations in how teachers teach and how students learn science and mathematics. Research in the college is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, and private foundations. 

Discover through research

Kennesaw State University is a student-centered, research-driven R2 institution. Research is a large part of a student’s studies. CSM departments provide both undergraduate and graduate students increasing research opportunities to collaborate with our faculty in current research providing cutting-edge instrumentation and spacious labs. Often these type of research opportunities are not available to students until the post-doc level. Poster presentation showcases and symposiums throughout the year allow students to share findings about their research. Learn more about Research in the College of Science and Mathematics. 

John Barrows
Former KSU student in lab

Discover your future

Our students prepare for graduate schools and the job market through degree programs with customized outcomes that help differentiate themselves from others. There are many career markets for students of CSM to enter upon graduation. Unlimited career opportunities in areas related to biofuel/bioenergy, medical devices and equipment, nuclear medicine, research, pharmaceuticals, climate study, national parks, analytics, education, banking, toxicology, laboratory management, regulatory affairs, and much more!  Companies such as Cryolife, Cox Communications, Momar, Aegis Labs, BBDO, Centers for Disease Control, Beecher Carlson, Lexis Nexis, CarMax, Cardlytics, and many more are hiring students in these areas in internship and co-op roles, as well as full time positions after graduation.