Your Future in Applied Mathematics

Charleston Southern University’s applied mathematics/engineering program is offered in cooperation with Clemson University, University of South Carolina and The Citadel. You will complete a three-year liberal arts program at Charleston Southern before transferring to Clemson, USC or The Citadel to focus on engineering. After completing one year of upper level engineering courses at the cooperating institution, you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics from Charleston Southern. Upon completion of the entire program, you will be awarded a degree in engineering from Clemson, USC or The Citadel.

The advantage of studying at Charleston Southern includes small math/engineering class sizes (< 20) compared to engineering schools (> 50). You will have opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty on robotics, 3D printing and more. You will also complete your degree at a large engineering university with state-of-the-art labs, research possibilities and industrial connections.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Todd Ashby

William Ashby

Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

The Charleston Southern applied mathematics program provides a unique opportunity to obtain two degrees. You will develop an academic and spiritual foundation for life while working toward your applied mathematics degree and then transfer to one of three South Carolina universities to complete an engineering degree.

As an Applied Mathematics major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Calculus I, II & III
  • Probability Theory
  • Differential Equations
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Statics
  • Circuits

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Actuary
  • Biomathematics
  • Statistics
  • Market Analysis
  • Product Development, Production, Testing
  • Operations
  • Sales & Support


College of Science and Mathematics

Charleston Southern’s College of Science and Mathematics ensures through its curricula and course offerings that students in all majors demonstrate an understanding of the continuing role of science and mathematics in human progress. In addition, it provides majors in science and science related fields with the necessary skills for successful careers in their chosen major or for further study in graduate school or professional programs.

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Ashby Hall

Ashby Hall houses classrooms, labs, computer labs, an auditorium and faculty offices for math and computer science. Named for H. E. Ashby.

Starting in the [applied math and] engineering program at Charleston Southern provided me with a major advantage when the time had come to transfer. The smaller size of classes and the excellent faculty permitted for a more in-depth approach to the material covered, allowing me to take away a sharper skill set anchored in math and physics. The knowledge that I gained while at CSU is a cornerstone of my ever-growing education, and that knowledge is something that I depend on every day in my current engineering classes. Everything from foundational to the advanced materials introduced at CSU has found its way in every course that I am in today.

Justin Welch / applied mathematics, ’15Continuous Improvement Manager at Babcock Power, Greenville, SC

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