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Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Trained professionals in biomedical and health care fields are in high demand. The Natural Sciences & Mathematics Department seeks to prepare students for professional programs of study related to health care and/or research and careers that require skills in the sciences and mathematics. The department offers degrees that will prepare students for post-baccalaureate programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and optometry as well as for training in fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, medical laboratory science, respiratory therapy, radiologic imaging science, dietetics, speech pathology and many others. Students will also be prepared to enter master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences.

The Natural Science & Mathematics Department operates in the Judy Gabbard Science Center which is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory and teaching technologies including two chemistry labs, three biology labs, and two research labs. Two Bachelor of Science degree programs are offered: Biology and Health Sciences. A Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree is also offered to students wishing to work in health care administration. An Associate of Arts with Science Emphasis is also available for students entering specialized degree or certification programs including nursing, dental hygiene, medical laboratory science and many others. Research opportunities are available to all students in the Natural Sciences & Mathematics Department.


The faculty members of the Natural Sciences & Mathematics Department at Central Baptist College have over 100 combined years of teaching and professional experience. They are committed to helping all students achieve their potential and finding God’s plan for their careers.



Judy Gabbard

Math & Science Department Chair / Professor of Science

(501) 205 - 8801

Cooper Complex  PB106

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Dr. Miseon Seong 

Associate Professor

of Biology

(501) 205 - 8867

Cooper Complex  JG120

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Amber Strain

Instructor of


(501) 205 - 8869

Cooper Complex  PB 105


Dr. Katherine Gasaway

Associate Professor of Chemistry

(501) 205 - 8804


Dr. Rachel Scott

Associate Professor of Biology

(501) 205 - 8865

Cooper Complex  JC 104

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