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 — Science Building (original) 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.
               — Dr. Herb Davis becomes the first Dean of the School of Science and Allied Health.
               — Four Departments created:
                     - Department of Biology
                     - Department of Chemistry and Physics
                     - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
                     - Department of Nursing
    • 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 Kennesaw State University's (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.
               — 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.
               — The Science Laboratory Building opened October 25, 2012, featuring 73,000 square feet, five-stories, six teaching labs and 17 research labs.
    • 2013 — Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program was approved (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).
               — Birla Carbon Scholars Program launched — Thanks to a generous contribution from Birla Carbon.
    • 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.
               — Computer Science moves to College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE).
    • 2016 — KSU was upgraded to a doctoral research institution with R3 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning (February 8, 2016).
    • 2017 — Advanced Majors Program (AMP) launched.
               — Dr. Don McGarey was selected to serve as the interim Vice President for Research (July 1, 2017).
               — Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science program moves to KSU's Graduate College.
               — Build-out of the 5th floor of the Science Laboratory building is completed.
    • 2018 — $1 million grant received from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for Inclusive Excellence in STEM.
  • Late 1960's KSU Campus
  • 1967 KSU Campus
  • 1976 Kennesaw State University Arboretum dedication
  • 1980's Science Lab
  • 1994 Science & Allied Health Building
  • 1994 Science Building Construction
  • 1996 Science Building opens
  • 2000 Dedication of the Joyce H. Pegues Memorial Greenhouse
  • 2002 Groundbreaking for the Clendenin Building
  • 2002 The Ann and John Clendenin Building opens
  • 2004 Van donated by Dr. Kathleen Fleiszar
  • 2010 Former Nursing Building renamed to Mathematics and Statistics building
  • 2011 Science Laboratory Building Groundbreaking ceremony
  • 2012 Science Laboratory Building ribbon cutting ceremony
  • 2014 The Oasis, outdoor classroom opens
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