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Welcome to the College of Sciences and Mathematics

Nicholas Giordano Nicholas Giordano
Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
246 Sciences Center Classrooms Building
Office - (334) 844-5737
Fax - (334) 844-5748
E-mail: njg0003@auburn.edu

Welcome to COSAM, the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Our College is proud to contribute to the success of every student at Auburn University. We teach the core courses in science and mathematics taken by all students, providing them with a foundation to support success in their chosen major. To this end, we are a campus leader in incorporating the latest instructional technologies and methods. We are also proud of the many top research programs in all of our departments. We provide research opportunities for many undergraduate students, and prepare graduate students for advanced careers in all areas of science and mathematics. We are just as proud of our many outreach activities, which promote science and mathematics educational opportunities for the general public and for K-12 teachers throughout the state.

This year, two COSAM faculty are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards. In the Department of Biological Services, Dr. Rita Graze received $1,092,468 to research hormone signaling pathways. In the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Monika Raj received $650,000 to develop a new method to detect protein modifications impacting diseases such as cancer.

COSAM continues to improve the services we provide for our students, and this year we again expanded our advising office. By increasing the number of advisors, COSAM students can build stronger relationships with their advisor throughout their education here to increase consistency and develop open communication. In addition to meeting with professional advisors, most of our students also benefit from research and mentoring opportunities with faculty.

As always, COSAM students continue to strive for excellence. In 2018, the average GPA for entering freshman in COSAM is a 4.03 GPA, the highest at Auburn University, and COSAM freshman have the second highest ACT scores for entering freshman at the university with an average of 28.4.

Through all of these efforts COSAM is proud to support the mission of Auburn University and bring benefits to all the citizens of Alabama.

Edward Thomas, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Edward Thomas
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Charles Barkley Endowed Professor, Department of Physics
248 Sciences Center Classrooms Building
Office - (334) 844-9226
Fax - (334) 844-5255
E-mail: thomaed@auburn.edu

Jack Feminella, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jack W. Feminella
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Sciences and Mathematics
Professor of Biological Sciences
249 Sciences Center Classrooms Building
Office - (334) 844-4555
Fax - (334) 844-5824
E-mail: feminjw@auburn.edu



Last Updated: 10/18/2018