School of Science


At West Virginia Wesleyan, we take the hands-on approach.  In the School of Science, you will learn science by doing science.  The curriculum focuses on observation, analysis and experimentation in the field, laboratory and workplace.  We aspire to train the next generation of leaders in science and society. The faculty of the School of Science is committed to providing small classes, taught by qualified and passionate people, as well as one-on-one academic and professional advising. 

We offer a broad range of majors in the School of Science including:

  • Department of Biology and Environmental Science
    • Biology
    • Environmental Studies
  • Department of Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Chemical Hygiene Officer
    • Materials Chemistry
    • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Information Science
    • Mathematics
  • Department of Physics and Engineering
    • Applied Physics
    • Engineering 3/2 Option
    • Physics

In addition, the School of Science is home to Preprofessional, Professional  and Collaborative Programs in

  • Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Law
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Science and Mathematics Education

With the addition of the David E. Reemsnyder Research Center in 2010, the School of Science has added 2,300 square feet of modern research laboratories and classrooms.  Opportunities to apply what you have learned to real-life situations are available in courses, research experiences and internships. The faculty of the School of Science maintains active research collaborations with the West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), NASA EPSCoR, and the West Virginia Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE).  Each summer, our students engage in funded, cutting-edge research internships. For the past six years, WV-EPSCoR has supported our undergraduate research program on campus, funding multi-semester student-faculty projects with over 45 students participating.

Our graduates maintain an excellent acceptance rate into professional programs and graduate schools in science and mathematics at major universities.  Recent graduates have obtained successful in careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy and pharmaceutical science, environmental science, computer science, mathematics, education, veterinary science, chemical engineering, natural gas engineering medical physics, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and other many science-related careers. Our alumni are eager to share advice and help you make connections around the world.