In addition to actively teaching the scientific method as a way of knowing, our natural science classes and majors allow students to grow as citizens of the world by providing opportunities to engage with other academic fields throughout their tenure in the department of Natural Sciences.
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 natural science courses and majors.
Why take Natural Science Courses at UVa-Wise?
of our students who earn natural science degrees 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."
A liberal arts college with a supportive community in the beautiful mountains
Students graduate with a lighter burden
- NSF S-STEM Scholarships
- FINS Information
- Sigma Zeta
- Virginia Museum of Natural History
- The Wetlands at UVa-Wise
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