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Physics and Astronomy at WVU

In the links to the right, you will find information about various efforts in the department to help you get to know the Department of Physics and Astronomy at WVU. Our community outreach programs are open to the public and to school educators: make sure to check them out!

Department Photo (Fall 2023)

Department Photo, Fall 2023

Why Study Physics and Astronomy at WVU?

Values Statement

Along with the values of West Virginia University, the Department of Physics and Astronomy aspires to the following values:


We pursue high-quality, evidenced-based education and research, conducted ethically, responsibly and with integrity.


We work to serve our department, university and the public through our activities in science, teaching, outreach and advocacy.


We endeavor to respect, appreciate and support those inside and outside the department.


We are devoted to equitable treatment and development of all people through building a more diverse and inclusive environment.