History

  • 1963
    • The Georgia Board of Regents approved the creation of a new institution, tentatively named Cobb County Junior College on October 9, 1963.
  • 1965
    • Officially named Kennesaw Junior College (August).
  • 1966 
    • Kennesaw Junior College opens.
    • Division of Natural Science and Mathematics created.
    • Dr. Wesley Walraven is the first Division Chair.
  • 1967
    • Original 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 name changes 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 (CSM).
    • Dr. Herb Davis becomes first CSM Dean.
  • 1997
    • Dr. Laurence Peterson becomes the second CSM Dean.
  • 1999
    • First CSM masters program 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.
    • Complex for Applied Science Activities (CASA) and Center for Elections opens in House 57.
  • 2003
    • BS in Biotechnology offered (Spring 2003).
  • 2004
    • CSM acquires much needed van for field trips, research, etc... Thanks to a generous contribution from Dr. Kathleen Fleiszar.
  • 2005
    • Proposed a new Science Laboratory Building.
  • 2006
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T. - Mathematics) offered in collaboration with Bagwell College of Education.
    • Masters of Science in Applied Statistics (MSAS) program 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 collaboration with 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 CSM.
    • Former Nursing Building occupied by Department of Mathematics and Statistics and renamed Mathematics and Statistics building.
    • CSM 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 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 CSM Dean.
    • KSU to offer Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS), housed in the CSM's 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
    • Dr. Jonathan McMurry named 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:
      • Department of Mathematics
      • Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences
    • Construction starts on The Oasis, outdoor classroom (July 28, 2014).
    • The Oasis - Outdoor Classroom opens (November 14, 2014).
  • 2015
    • The former Department of Biology and Physics has officially split into three departments:
      • 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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