College of Science & 健康

Building the Foundation

Preparing for Tomorrow

two students in the bio化学 lab

School of Natural & Applied Sciences

We are deeply committed to helping students build a strong foundation in science, 技术, and 数学 that will prepare them for a range of careers

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Two students working in a computer lab

School of Computer Sciences & 数学

The foundation of Avila’s Computer Science program is a range of courses that give students concepts, 理论, and practice in the academic discipline.

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Avila 护理 student laughing with two other students in the classroom

School of Nursing

For more than 70 years, Avila’s School of Nursing has earned an outstanding reputation for preparing leaders in the field. Our faculty prepare graduates to have successful careers and to contribute to 护理 through membership and activity in professional 护理 organizations.

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imaging science student in clinical situation

School of IMaging Sciences

As the only baccalaureate program in the area, Avila’s Radiology program offers students a chance to develop specific technical skills while obtaining a liberal arts education.

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“Avila University appealed to me because of the potential to become involved. The school offers multiple clubs, 体育运动, and volunteer opportunities to meet people they would not otherwise. 对我来说, the science club Tri Beta, allowed to me to network and gain experience within a leadership role. “

Jordan Burns ’15
Dean Darrin Smith, Ph.D.


Darrin Smith, Ph.D., Professor; Dean of the College of Science and 健康
P: 816-501-3655 / E: 达林.史密斯

Avila’s College of Science and 健康 is comprised of the School of Natural and Applied Science, the School of Computer Science and 数学, the School of Nursing and the School of Imaging Sciences. Combined the College offers undergraduate major degree programs in computer science, 网络安全, software engineering, radiologic science, bio化学 and molecular 生物学, 生物学, 运动机能学, 护理, and wellness studies. Professional health sciences is another undergraduate degree option available to Avila students. In this program, Avila prepares students for post-graduate studies along a number of career tracks including pre-med, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmaceutical, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-physical therapy. Avila students can also minor in computer science, 网络安全, 数学, 生物学, 化学, forensic science, and 运动机能学 through the College. Kinesiology is the one master’s degree program within the College.

The College of Science and 健康 offices are in O’Rielly Hall. Students have access to four 生物学 laboratories, three research laboratories, a common core research facility, 化学 and physics facilities, and lecture rooms. Recently updated in the University’s last capital campaign, students work with state-of-the-art microscopes, surgical stereo microscopes, PCR thermocyclers, biochemical and molecular 生物学 equipment, 孵化器, 一个高压锅, a culture hood, a fluorescence microscope, video microscopes, -80 °C freezer, two high-speed preparative centrifuges, microfuges, 水浴锅, 孵化器, neurophysiology equipment, 高效液相色谱法, 核磁共振, and spectrophotometric apparatuses. 

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