Facilities & Experiential Learning
Facilities Hartung Hall, which houses the science departments, received a $5 million, 30,000 square-foot expansion and renovation to become a state-of-the-art science facility. New classrooms and quality instrumentation make Anderson University one of the best study opportunities available for the student searching for a quality education in an intimate setting. AU science students are given many opportunities for hands-on operation of the kinds of instrumentation that are typically found in the large research centers of the world.
Many students participate in summer internship programs sponsored by various universities, industries, and government agencies. These provide excellent opportunities for students to be exposed to the environment that they hope to enter in a few years. Some students participate in mission programs of varying length that allow for the exploration of service projects related to their field of interest. Faculty and other university staff work with students on an individual basis in order to facilitate intern experiences.
Almost all students who are applying to professional schools to pursue careers in health science and who are maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better, are accepted. The overall acceptance rate of AU students is approximately 85 percent.
Tri-S (Study, Serve, Share) is a university-sponsored program that sends students around the world in service and learning experiences. School sponsorship reduces the price of each trip to a fraction of the usual cost. Given the diversity of the program, a student could be on a different continent each year. Recent trips have included traveling to Hong Kong to work at a hospital for the mentally ill, delivering health care in Africa and South America, working at a church camp in Jamaica, teaching Bible school in England, touring Australia, and serving the dying and destitute in Kolkata, India.