This building serves as the primary teaching and research facility within the School of Sciences and houses the departments of Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computers Science, Environmental Sciences, Studies and Sustainability, Mathematics and Physics.
This building serves as the primary teaching and research facility for the Department of Psychology, including individual rooms for rat studies, faculty offices, and classrooms.
Claytor Nature Center
Our 470 acre conservation and education center is situated 24 miles west of campus at the foothills of the Peaks of Otter. This property includes a 7,700 square foot education and research facility as well as an eco-lodge for overnight accommodations for students, faculty, and visitors. Claytor serves as a key site for field biology and environmental education and research. Read more about the Claytor Nature Center.
Belk Astronomical Observatory
Located on the property of the Claytor Nature Center, the Belk Observatory features a 177 square foot dome housing an RC Optical Systems 20-inch (.51-meter) Truss Ritchey-Chrétien telescope. The facility is utilized by our physics department for our astronomy courses as well as for student-faculty research. Read more about the Belk Astronomical Observatory.
The Center for Water Quality
Provides education and project services in watershed management; reservoir water quality; stream ecology; environmental health, sustainability; and stormwater management. See Dr. Tom Shahady for info.