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Science & Health Department

Explore the intricacies of the natural world and the human body in a research-driven, collaborative community.

Asbury University’s Science & Health department is known for a rigorous academic program that leaves students well-prepared for the steps ahead. The 250+ students in the Science & Health Department majors enjoy highly personalized research opportunities on campus and at other research centers around the world.

Foundations courses prepare students to engage culture and maintain social responsibility, while each of the 12 majors and 7 minors in the department prepare students for a life of productive learning and living in practicing the scientific method and scientific discovery.

Our Equine Program leaves graduates ready for Veterinary School or a variety of other careers in the industry.

The Adventure Education & Leadership major offers hands-on training and the courses offer certifications necessary to excel in the industry, while teaching the importance of environmental stewardship.

Graduates from our Exercise Science major have an excellent reputation and some have gone on to be physical therapists, certified personal trainers and professors.

Students majoring in our natural sciences have incredible scores on their field tests and a high acceptance rate into graduate and medical school.

Many of our students can attribute their success to our invested faculty. There is 1 faculty advisor for every 18 students, and the average in-seat class size is 13. Our community spans the globe. Current students are studying abroad and many alums serve on the mission field, but the classes, labs and events our faculty invest in here on campus create the home from which they all set forth.

Asbury University and University of Kentucky Announce Nursing Education Partnership

Jan 11, 2024 — Asbury University and the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are pleased to announce a dual enrollment agreement for students to complete both an Asbury bachelor’s degree and, after transferring to UK with preferred admission to UK College of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in under five years, meeting a direct need for highly qualified nurses in the state of Kentucky and beyond.    

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Asbury Science Students Receive Top Scores for Research Presentations

Dec 14, 2023 — Among a field of more than 600 students and professional scientists from across the state, seven Asbury University students in the Shaw School of Sciences recently received top scores for research presentations given at the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 2023 Annual Meeting November 3-4 at Northern Kentucky University.

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Asbury and the Space Program

Dec 13, 2023 — Before NASA existed, Carol Sue Ray ’67 helped her father Dr. J. Paul Ray ’39 gather data on what is now the Asbury University soccer field (formerly the baseball field) for the Naval Research Laboratory’s “Operation Moonwatch” program.

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Asbury Chemistry Students Present Research at Science Conference

Sep 18, 2023 — Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Wilson Shafer, Rebekah Bogle ’24, and Katherine Stanley ’24 attended the Tri-State Catalysis Society’s meeting where Stanley and Bogle presented their research posters.

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