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Name: Kennesaw State University. College of Science and Mathematics


Historical Note:

1963

The Georgia Board of Regents approved the creation of a new institution, tentatively named Cobb County Junior College, on October 9, 1963.

1966

Kennesaw Junior College opens. Division of Natural Science and Mathematics created. Dr. Wesley Walraven is the first Division Chair.

1967

Science Building opens (31,615 sq. ft.).

1970

Dr. Herbert Davis becomes Chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

1976

Dedication of the campus Arboretum by Science and Mathematics faculty as part of the U.S. Bicentennial celebration.

1977

Kennesaw Junior College becomes Kennesaw College.

1983

“Division of Natural Science and Mathematics” changed to “School of Natural Science and Mathematics”. Four Departments created: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Nursing. Dr. Herb Davis becomes the first Dean of the “School of Science and Allied Health.”

1987

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems created.

1988

"Kennesaw College" becomes "Kennesaw State College."

1993

“Department of Chemistry and Physics” becomes “Department of Chemistry”. “Department of Biology” becomes “Department of Biological and Physical Sciences.”

1994

"School of Science and Allied Health" becomes "School of Science and Mathematics". "Department of Nursing" becomes the "School of Nursing".

1996

New $15M (104,336 sq ft.) Science Building opens. Original Science Building becomes "Nursing Building". "Kennesaw State College" becomes " Kennesaw State University". "School of Science and Mathematics" renamed "College of Science and Mathematics". Dr. Herb Davis becomes first Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

1997

Dr. Laurence I. Peterson becomes the second dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

1999

First Masters Program in College of Science and Mathematics offered – Master of Science in Information Systems.

2000

Dedication of the Joyce H. Pegues Memorial Greenhouse.

2001

Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science degree offered by CSIS. John Clendenin, education advocate and donor for whom the Ann and John Clendenin Computer Science Building is named, received KSU's annual honorary doctorate. Arboretum Co-Founders, Dr. Mary Lance and Ed Bostick, honored on 25th anniversary of Arboretum’s dedication. “Department of Chemistry” renamed “Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.”

2002

The Ann and John Clendenin Building (37,000 sq. ft.) opened. Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science for Experienced Professionals degree offered by CSIS. Complex for Applied Science Activities (CASA) and Center for Elections opens in House 57.

2003

BS in Biotechnology offered in Spring 2003.

2004

College of Science and Mathematics acquires much needed van for field trips, research, etc... Thanks to a generous contribution from Dr. Kathleen Fleiszar.

2005

Proposed New Science Lab Addition Building.

2006

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T. - Mathematics) offered in conjunction with the Bagwell College of Education. Masters of Science in Applied Statistics (MSAS) degrees added to the curriculum. “Department of Mathematics” renamed “Department of Mathematics and Statistics.”

2007

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T. - Science) first offered in conjunction with the Bagwell College of Education. “Department of Biological and Physical Sciences” renamed “Department of Biology and Physics".

2010

Dr. Ronald H. Matson appointed Interim Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Former Nursing Building occupied by Department of Mathematics and Statistics and renamed “Mathematics and Statistics” building. Labs open in Prillaman Hall. Advancing the Teaching of Mathematics and Science (A.T.O.M.S.) center jointly opened with Bagwell College of Education in House 59.

2011

Groundbreaking of New Science Lab Addition. "Department of Computer Science and Information Systems" becomes the "Department of Computer Science." Information Systems moves to the Coles College of Business.

2012

Master of Science in Integrative Biology (MSIB) program was approved by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. Dr. Mark R. Anderson named new dean for College of Science and Mathematics. Kennesaw State University to offer Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS), housed in the College of Science and Mathematics' Department of Computer Science. Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) program was approved by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. The Science Laboratory Building opened October 25, 2012, featuring 73,000 square feet, five-stories, six teaching labs and 17 research labs.

2013

College of Science and Mathematics names Dr. Jonathan McMurry, associate dean of Research (June 24, 2013). Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program was approved by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents (August 14, 2013).

2014

The former Department of Mathematics and Statistics has officially split into two departments: (July 1, 2014) Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences. Construction starts on The Oasis, the outdoor classroom. (July 28, 2014)

2015

The former Department of Biology and Physics has officially split into three departments: (January 2015) Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Physics. Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science program was approved by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents.






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