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    College of Sciences & Technology (COST)



    The College of Sciences and Technology at SSU is committed to developing productive graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, for a global society through quality education, service, scholarship, and research in undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, the College is devoted to providing a student-centered environment that delivers responsible citizens that are dedicated to the well-being of diverse local and global communities.

    Message from the Dean

    Welcome to the College of Sciences and Technology website. We hope that you enjoy navigating through our various programs. The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs that meet the industry’s needs, as well as the social and intellectual needs of our students. Our students have various choices of study within nationally accredited programs, such as: Biology, Chemistry & Forensic Science, Engineering Technology, Marine & Environmental Sciences, and Mathematics. In addition, we house both the Department of Military Science (AROTC) and the Department of Naval Science (NROTC); these programs educate and train young men and women in preparation for future leadership positions in the Army and Navy. Our graduate programs provide diversified education in the studies of: Master of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Marine Sciences.

    The College is committed to providing our students with fundamental knowledge and lifelong skills that will prepare them for a successful career in their chosen field. Our well-diversified faculty are dedicated to teaching, mentoring, and nurturing our diversified student population to provide them with an educational environment in an effort to insure a positive overall experience. In addition, our faculty are very active in writing grants and obtaining scholarships, which offer an opportunity to our students to obtain undergraduate and graduate research experience.

    We encourage our students to aim high and to have ambitious goals and aspirations. The curricula are rigorous; but our students succeed because of high quality teaching, advisement, individualized attention, and extensive faculty-student interaction in an environment conducive to learning. Class sizes are small and the faculty members are ready and eager to assist the students in developing their full potential.

    Research Program

    The COST research program is organized to enable and support the pursuit of knowledge by faculty and students in all areas of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal is to contribute to the body of knowledge in STEM, and interactions of these fields with society in order to help keep the nation at the leading edge of STEM advancement.

    To achieve this goal, students and faculty conduct research on and off campus, including collaborations with U.S. and international research universities and laboratories. Research activities also contribute to the educational enrichment of students involved in scientific investigation as undergraduate research trainees and help strengthen pedagogy within COST. As part of this research program, students are routinely placed in research-1 institutions and national laboratories for internships after receiving research training on campus and within the curriculum. 

    COST spares no effort in providing faculty and students have adequate infrastructure needed to conduct scientific investigation. The byproducts of the COST's research efforts contribute to the health of the national economy, a better understanding of the universe and the development of capable minds for technology and scientific enhancement.

    Contact Us

    For more information on any of our programs, or general questions for the Dean of COST, please contact our Coordinator for Administrative Services, Mrs. Holly Sparks, at 912-358-3270 or