Biology Major – Asbury University
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Biology Major Sheet (PDF)

Why study Biology at Asbury University?

Asbury University offers small class sizes and approachable professors within an intellectually rigorous Biology program. A strength of Asbury’s Biology program is that you can, and will, use all of our equipment. Biology students have access to high-resolution research microscopes, autoclaves, incubators, and a biohazard hood. There is also equipment for environmental studies, anatomy and physiology. Asbury also owns a 350-acre farm and the Asbury Trails are located just off the main University campus in Wilmore, where Biology majors collect samples for lab work. 

Big-box schools may have larger departments and bigger budgets, but you do not get better training by being one of hundreds. In the past five years, nearly 100% of Asbury graduates who applied to graduate schools have been accepted. Many Asbury students do their senior research with other highly respected institutions, and every year AU receives compliments about the quality, knowledge and work ethic of our students. Many of those students then receive scholarships for grad school. In addition, the Foundations program will offer you the resources to think deeply and engage society in a marketplace that demands integrative thinking.

What is the Biology major like?

The Hamann-Ray Science Center is home to the classrooms, labs and faculty offices for the Biology program. As a Biology major, you can expect to take courses such as

  • Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Environmental Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Human Biology

What can I do with a degree in Biology?

A degree in Biology will prepare you for many careers, including those in

  • the life sciences
  • natural history
  • microbiology
  • pharmaceutical sales

Many Biology majors apply to medical school or graduate programs such as

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • genetics
  • microbiology
  • ecology/plant sciences

What opportunities will I have outside of class?

At Asbury, experienced faculty work one-on-one with you as you prepare to present your research at the annual SEARCH competition and in other conferences across the nation. Biology majors also have many opportunities to do research with Asbury alums and to participate in national research programs.