Weather Advisory for Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The National Weather Service has predicted inclement weather, which may range from a light snow dusting to the worst-case scenario of rain and an inch of snow beginning at 7 a.m. and ending around Noon. According to the Orangeburg Office of Emergency Management, road conditions are expected to be safe. The weather condition is not expected to impede the regular operations of the University. Please exercise caution while driving to the University. We encourage you to stay tuned to local news for updates on the weather conditions.
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School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics includes the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry and the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science.

Historically, African-Americans have been underrepresented in the ranks of the nation's scientists, and we are committed to reversing that trend through investing in our programs, faculty and facilities and providing our students with quality learning experiences.

Award-winning Faculty

In recent years, our faculty have garnered an average of $10 million in grant funding due to prestigious research taking place at Claflin. Additionally, our faculty includes leaders in discipline-specific organizations and winners of major awards for teaching and research, including four Governor’s Professor of the Year recipients, two White House Millennium Professor of the Year recipients and one faculty recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award.

Our Faculty
Hands-on Learning

Our School believes in providing opportunities for our students to interact with the movers and shakers of our time. That's why we have hosted three Nobel Laureates in recent years and continue to facilitate a rich research environment, providing numerous opportunities to engage in scientific research study. Students also benefit from attending frequent seminars, an annual Research Day Symposium, senior thesis defense presentations, and a variety of available paid internship opportunities both during the summer and throughout the academic year

Careers in Natural Sciences
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V. Tisdale
​Dr. Verlie A. Tisdale
Dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics & Professor of Biology
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