Welcome to COSAM

Unlock your potential to make an impact.

Welcome to the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University.

As a leading college at Auburn University, COSAM includes five departments:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics 


COSAM also has multiple offices:

  • Advancement
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Finance and Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Inclusion, Equity and Diversity
  • Outreach
  • Student Services 


To provide foundational support for all aspects of the land-grant mission of Auburn University through (1) impactful courses and curricula, (2) forefront research that advances the mathematical, physical, and life sciences, and (3) outreach and service programs that improve the lives of citizens of Alabama, the nation, and the world. 


COSAM will achieve this mission through programs that are recognized for their excellence and admired for their innovative design and spirit. 

IED Statement:  

COSAM is committed to cultivating culturally competent professionals. COSAM’s Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity provides resources to enhance awareness and appreciation of cultural and individual diversity, promote community, and prepare students to have a global impact in STEM. 


  • 2,000 undergraduate students
  • 400 graduate students
  • 200+ faculty members
  • 100+ staff
  • $19.1+ million in new research awards in FY 2021
  • 17 endowed scholarships, professorships, eminent scholars and chairs 

COSAM Students: 

COSAM students continually receive accolades and awards. COSAM students have been recognized as USA Today Academic All Stars, Gates and Goldwater Scholars and many more. 

Professional School Placement Rates:  

With more than 75 percent of our students as biomedical sciences majors, our college prepares students to pursue their dreams of helping others through the medical profession: 

• COSAM students are consistently accepted into professional schools at a rate of more than 30 percentage points higher than the national average
• Approximately 98 percent of COSAM graduates in professional school programs reported that they are better prepared than their peers, regardless of where the others went to school
• Biomedical Sciences applicants who used the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC) earned an average MCAT score of 512, which is in the 85th percentile and 11 points higher than the national average