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Science Societies and Organizations

The Gupta College of Science boasts a wide array of clubs, organizations, and honor societies to help students gain hands-on knowledge in their chosen field(s) of study while networking with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to help foster professional and personal relationships. 

Clubs and Organizations


The Collaborative Learning Initiative for Molecular Biology is a club that focuses on molecular biology research, stays up-to-date on the latest research in molecular biology, and works together to formulate and propose research projects in areas such as biology, cancer, and neuroscience. The purpose of this club is to allow members to gain experience in assessing scientific literature, stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of molecular biology, and propose new research projects on campus. 
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The Biochemistry and Chemistry Club use their interest in chemistry to reach out to the community and the University to build relationships with both chemistry students and chemistry faculty. The purpose of this club is to afford opportunities for chemical science students to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist. Learn more »

Computing Sciences

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)is the student chapter of the official computer society. We host various presentations from a variety of speakers, discuss current technology developments, and engage in hands-on projects. Our technology fields include ethical hacking, robotics/electronic DIY, Cryptography/Cryptocurrency/Encryption, gaming/retro-gaming devices, general skills like web design and programming, introduction to internships, and much more! Even though our focus is on giving Computer Science, Information Systems, and Information Technology majors real-world experience, we offer events for students of all majors to enjoy. Please look through the photos to see all of our past projects. All of our events are open to all majors and we encourage non-technology majors to participate due to the increasing technology dependence in the world. This is a club for all levels of knowledge and questions are encouraged. Learn more »

The purpose of the CCU IEEE Student Chapter is to educate others about Electrical and Electronics Engineering as well as give students real-life experience in the field. CCU IEEE aims to create a greater interest in computer engineering and surrounding topics. This Student Chapter is chartered by the IEEE. Learn more »

The National Society of Black Engineers is traditionally an organization that strives to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. As we are in a full stride of digital culture, we envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. As a part of the Coastal Carolina community, we expand this vision and mission to include not only Blacks as under-represented individuals but all minorities and the community at large, who desire to be a part of the STEM industry. Learn more »

The Numbers & Bytes Student Chapter (N&B) will focus on gaming opportunities for its student members as well as opportunities for networking and jobs in the field of technology and gaming. Learn more »

Marine Science

Aqua League is the SCUBA diving club at Coastal Carolina University with an emphasis on dive training and travel. Everyone is welcome – divers and non-divers. We are also looking to help conservation in the local area by organizing beach, marsh, and reef sweeps. Learn more »

Coastal Elasmobranch Society (CES) is a society devoted to raising funds for the scientific study of living and fossil chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras). Other aims include the promotion of education, conservation, and wise utilization of natural resources. The society will also offer assistance to graduate research. Learn more »

Coastal Saltwater Anglers is an organization of Coastal Carolina students who love saltwater fishing. The organization hosts seminars and competes as a Southern Kingfish Association Division 9 Open Class Tournament Team. Learn more »

Coastal Sea Turtle Club seeks to increase the interest and education of sea turtles and their conservation. This club allows students to become involved in activities and volunteer work associated with organizations both locally and globally. Learn more »

Physics and Engineering Science

The purpose of the Physics and Engineering Club is to provide a sense of community within the department and to create a sense of involvement for those who are struggling to get involved or those who are seeking more involvement. Learn more »


The Psychology Club (or Psych Club) is an organization that discusses and raises awareness for mental health and encourages members to become active in the community through service work. The purpose is the examine elements of psychology and foster interest in, and understanding of, psychological concepts for CCU students. Learn more »


Honor Societies

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 670 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Learn more »

Pi Mu Epsilon, founded in 1914 is a national mathematics society that promotes scholarly activity in mathematics among students in academic institutions. Learn more »

Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology. Founded in 1929, its mission is to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the America Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Learn more »

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, created in 1967 at Texas A&M University, is the honor society that recognizes academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in computing and information disciplines. UPE membership is by invitation only. Learn more »