The departments within the College of Arts & Sciences span the humanities, business and sciences – from the study of the origins of the universe to the latest scientific and technological discoveries, and encompassing the history, literature, language, politics and creative expressions of the world’s cultures.
The School of Communication Arts is multidimensional with majors and minors in Communication, Journalism, Media Communication and Theatre & Cinema Performance. The objective of the School is to prepare students to communicate truthfully and effectively in this age of diversity.
The School of Education is a multidimensional, multilevel program with degrees in undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs. With high licensure exam pass rates and the highest ratings by educators in the state, our alumni are sought after by employers from within Kentucky and across the US.
The School of Graduate & Professional Studies offers masters’ degrees in social work and in education, including alternative certification programs. The Adult Professional Studies Program offers four majors across four campuses and online, for adults seeking to complete their undergraduate degree.
Asbury University’s 14 academic departments offer 52 majors, along with an adult degree completion program called Adult Professional Studies. The University offers a master of social work degree and several master's degrees in education, including alternative certification programs.
Some Adult Professional Studies and Graduate Education programs are offered online. Two of the programs, Criminal Justice and Elementary Education, are degree-completion programs in which students may combine Asbury’s courses with core education classes from other institutions to receive a bachelor of science degree. The other two programs, Principal Licensure and “Teacher as Leader” endorsement, offer graduate-level courses for educators that can lead to a licensure, master’s degree or Rank I.
The University provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, exchange programs, missions and community service opportunities are also available and are part of the curriculum in nearly every major.
Accreditation and Transfer
Asbury University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone 404-679-4501). The Asbury University School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. The Asbury University Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Asbury University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
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