School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Welcome to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

We appreciate your interest in our school and look forward to the opportunity to serve you. We are rated among the top undergraduate schools in the Southeast. Our undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to engage in scholarly research.

The School comprises three Departments; Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science offering 12 undergraduate academic majors and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology. Historically, African-Americans have been underrepresented in the ranks of the nation's scientists. At Claflin we are doing everything in our power to reverse that trend.

Over the course of the past decade, Claflin has devoted a significant portion of its financial and human resources to the improvement of science teaching and scientific facilities at the University.

We endeavor to prepare students to be highly competitive in meeting the requirements for medical, dental, pharmacy, other health professions schools, graduate school, or the world of work. To find out more about our school, please visit each of our departments.

Dr. Verlie Tisdale
Dean, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
James S. Thomas Science Building
Claflin University
Telephone: (803) 535-5433


Within the school of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, there are nine undergraduate laboratories; seven faculty research laboratories; two computer resource rooms; one computer instruction room; one physical lab with workstations; one engineering lab with workstations; one tissue culture room; and one greenhouse on the roof.