Integrating Science, Culture, and Faith

The Center for Research in Science (CRIS) serves a community of students, scholars, and laypersons by promoting research that encompasses and extends the scope of scientific studies to address the inseparable relationships between science, faith, and culture. In addition, the role of science in a classical liberal arts education, and the ancient dialogue between faith and reason, are considered.

CRIS also encourages student and faculty research by arranging intra- and extramural internships, inviting visiting scientists to engage with students on campus, and working to establish synergistic partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

News & Features

  • What Happens in College is Real

    Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., English professor, asserts that college is more than preparation for life. The years spent in college are real years and some moments are life-changing.

  • APU’s Armenian Student Association Unveils Memorial

    APU’s Armenian Student Association (ASA) unveiled a khachkar, or cross stone memorial, during a dedication ceremony attended by students, their families, and community members to commemorate the lives lost in the Armenian Genocide.

  • 2017 #NCAAD2WEST Baseball Central

    Azusa Pacific hosts the #NCAAD2West Baseball Regional May 18-22 at the Cougar Baseball Complex.

  • Disability Awareness Week Sparks Interest and Action

    The university hosted its second annual Disability Awareness Week, founded on the principles of Imago Dei (the image of God) and Azusa Pacific’s biblical perspective on diversity.

  • APU Graduate Student Awarded $114,000 Science Grant

    Azusa Pacific University graduate student Leo Jimenez Chavez was one of only 2,000 applicants nationwide awarded a $114,000 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which will fully fund his studies for the next three years.


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