Department of Natural Sciences

academics chemistry

Welcome to the
Department of Natural Sciences

In addition to actively teaching the scientific method as a way of knowing, our programs allow students to grow as citizens of the world by providing opportunities to engage with other academic fields throughout their tenure at the College.

We believe this Jeffersonian tradition grants our students an interdisciplinary view that is vital to understanding life and the forces that permeate all processes in our universe.

While exploring this site, you will find that our faculty have diverse teaching and research careers and that our students gain valuable experiences in the laboratory and field in the pursuit of scientific research. Whether you are preparing for a career in the sciences or attempting to learn how science affects your life, we hope you enjoy life in the Age of Science.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our department or its programs.

Why UVa-Wise?

90%

of natural science graduates are admitted to graduate or professional school upon first application

Samantha Smith, Class of 2014

"Dr. Floyd Beckford and UVa-Wise have provided me with unique opportunities that will be crucial to my future career as a physician."

Wise, VA

A beautiful, supportive mountain community

Lowest debt

Students graduate with a lighter burden

Contact Us

Margie Tucker

Margie Tucker

Department Chair
Professor of Chemistry

Science Center 235
276.328.0224
mat5w@uvawise.edu

Brenda Whitaker

Brenda Whitaker

Administrative Assistant
Science Center 111
276.328.0203
blw@uvawise.edu