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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Welcome to the College of Natural Science and Mathematics


On behalf of the faculty staff and students of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, I welcome you to West Virginia State University (WVSU). The College has four academic departments:  BiologyChemistryMathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. Its faculty and staff are committed to delivering quality up-to-date undergraduate programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics and a graduate program in Biotechnology as well as general education courses to all university undergraduate students in the areas of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. We are excited about helping you move to the next step in your career whether that next step is nursing, medicine, graduate or professional school.

The United States in large part became a world economic power through scientific discoveries and applications. The country remains the leading center of scientific discovery and innovation.  The continued education of scientists and mathematicians is essential if we are to maintain and improve both our economic vitality and quality of life.    

The College supports innovative research by faculty, staff and students.  In the past five years, the faculty, 97% of whom hold terminal degrees, has secured over $7 million in grants and contracts from federal and state funding agencies. In cooperation with the research programs of the WVSU Gus R. Douglass Land Grant Institute, this figure exceeds $9 million. In addition, faculty and staff have secured over $500,000 in funding to improve science and math programs in the College.  Faculty members conduct basic research on cancer, coronary artery disease, evolution, horticulture, genomics, natural products synthesis and acid mine drainage. College faculty members have applied research projects in many of these areas as well as outreach programs to science and math teachers in the public schools of our service area. 

While conducting innovative research, our faculty continues to give students the attention normally found only at small colleges. As a student in our classes, you will engage in critical and creative thinking, and hone your oral and written communication skills. You will enjoy small class sizes, and science laboratories equipped with instrumentation that rivals that of any public college or university of our size in West Virginia. You will have the opportunity to participate one-on-one with faculty members in a number of undergraduate research programs. There are also faculty sponsored student organizations, clubs and honor societies in which you may participate.

The faculty, staff, your fellow students and I welcome your questions and are ready to help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Katherine L. Harper, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
101 Hamblin Hall
West Virginia State University
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000
harperkl@wvstateu.edu
Phone: (304) 766-3142
Fax: (304) 766-5244

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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
West Virginia State University
101 Hamblin Hall
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Phone: (304) 766-3102
Fax: (304) 766-5244
 

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