Department of Physical Sciences

Chemistry - Geology - Physics

For information contact:

Dr. J.L. Allen
Chair, Division of Natural Sciences
Concord University
Athens, WV 24712-1000


[Concord University]

The Department of Physical Sciences offers 4-year degree programs in chemistry and geology/environmental geosciences , as well as additional coursework in physics, astronomy, and general physical science. Minors are available in chemistry, geology, and physics. Bachelor of Science degrees in Science Education are available in General Science (5-12), General Science (5-8), and Chemistry (9-12).

The mission of the Department is to provide course work and degree programs that enable the student to understand the fundamental principles of disciplines in the physical sciences, to develop an attitude of scientific objectivity and inquiry, and to acquire basic laboratory and/or field techniques and skills. The Department operates the Concord University observatory for optical astronomy, maintains numerous laboratories for teaching and research, and provides an opportunity to study geology in the field using the ideal setting of southern West Virginia and research-grade geophysical instrumentation.


Faculty - Chemistry, Geology, Physics

Careers in Chemistry

Careers in Geology

Careers in Environmental Science

Careers in Medical Technology

Geol 404 Field Geology in the Rockies: Next trip summer 2007
Check for updates on our summer field camp in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Open to students who have completed 12 hours in geology, including Geol 202.
Spring 2011 Department Newsletter

This page updated 8/06