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Excellence Lives Here

Living and learning at Carroll College is about more than simply earning a degree, more than preparing for a career—it’s about who you become and the lives you touch along the way.

Best Graduation Rate

We provide an experiential learning environment that transcends classroom and labs—leading to the best graduation rate in a five-state region.

#1 Regional College

U.S. News & World Report voted us #1 Regional College in the West (2012 – 2019) and #3 Regional Best Value College in the West.

Advanced Opportunities

Our pre-med students hold an 85% acceptance rate to medical school, and chemistry majors boast a 100% acceptance rate to grad school.

Explore Programs

In each program at Carroll, you'll be prepared in a distinctive way—for lifelong learning in an ever-changing world and for success in everything you do.

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Anthrozoology

Animal Health and Behavior

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Explore the human-animal bond and develop the knowledge and skills to improve lives through animal-assisted therapy, veterinary medicine, and other service occupations.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Animal Health and Behavior

Pre-Professional

Continue your biology, chemistry, or anthrozoology (or other major) studies to pursue a future caring for animals in veterinary medicine.

Biochemistry-Molecular Biology

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major

Study the most fundamental aspects of life in ways that challenge you to develop strong deductive, analytical, and quantitative skills.

Biology

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Modern equipment, newly renovated facilities, and faculty mentors prepare you to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge capable of enhancing life for everyone.

Chemistry

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Become an independent and creative thinker by solving problems, developing careful laboratory skills, making critical evaluations, and communicating scientific data through written and oral presentations.

English

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Learn to apply skills of close reading, writing, literary analysis, and research in a variety of real-world experiences.

Environmental Science

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major

Prepare to make a difference through course work in analytical methods and applications, abundant field experience, while studying aspects of the human dimensions of environmental science.

Ethics and Value Studies

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Minor

Develop a better understanding of ethics and values in all aspects of human life and be better prepared for a career in ethics—or an ethical career in any field.

Fine Arts

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Minor

Studying music, art, and theatre, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for these creative forms of self-expression.

French

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Through history, political science, literature, and language you’ll receive extensive training to become a critical thinker and global citizen by learning about the multitude of cultures that make up the Francophone world.

History

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Taking cues from local and global history, you’ll learn to think critically and analytically about a variety of topics with a sense of historical awareness.

Mathematics

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Use mathematics to model and solve real-world problems in small classes, with program flexibility that allows you to tailor your degree plan to your specific interests

Philosophy

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Investigate the most fundamental questions facing all human beings and immerse yourself in ongoing discussions of ethics and truth.

Physics

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Develop into a successful and creative thinker, able to analyze a wide variety of problems, apply appropriate models to them, and derive quantitative predictions from those models.

Spanish

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Immerse yourself in the language and culture to confidently speak, read, and write in Spanish as well as gain a better understanding of Latin American and Spanish history, culture, and contemporary social issues.

Theatre

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Participate in every aspect of production work, receive one-on-one attention to develop as a theatre practitioner, and most of all learn by doing—not just watching.

Theology

Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Explore Christian theology in the Roman Catholic tradition through its biblical and intellectual heritage, to understand the basic principles and concepts of biblical, moral, and doctrinal theology from a Catholic perspective.

Accelerated BSN

Health Professions

Undergraduate

  • Major

Designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree and want to complete additional coursework required to become a licensed Registered Nurse. The accelerated program can be completed in just 15 months and prepares students for one of the fastest growing career fields through coursework and clinical experiences.

Health Sciences

Health Professions

Undergraduate

  • Major

Prepare for a career in clinical fields by gaining specialized knowledge, skills, and evidence-based perspectives of local, national, and global health challenges and solutions.

Nursing

Health Professions

Undergraduate

  • Major

Through a holistic approach to health care, you’ll be guided by accomplished faculty as you begin your clinical experiences and gain access to a broad range of clinical settings.

Pre-Medicine (Pre-med) and Pre-Dentistry

Health Professions

Pre-Professional

Create the foundation for a future in medicine or dentistry through courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Health Professions

Pre-Professional

Get ready for your future through a solid foundation of courses often required of several occupational therapy graduate programs (check individual graduate schools for specific information about pre-requisites).

Pre-Physical Therapy

Health Professions

Pre-Professional

Continue your studies in Health Science, Psychology, Sociology, Health and Physical Education, Biology—or another area of study—as you prepare to pursue a future in physical therapy (check individual graduate schools for specific information about pre-requisites).

Pre-Physician Assistant

Health Professions

Pre-Professional

Prepare to become an integral part of any medical institution through foundational work in human anatomy, microbiology, and chemistry, which you’ll follow up with direct patient care (check individual graduate schools for specific information about pre-requisites).

Pre-Optometry

Health Professions

Pre-Professional

Take a forward-looking perspective as you continue your biology, chemistry, or other area of study—to pursue a future in optometry (check individual admission requirements for doctor of optometry programs).

Pre-Pharmacy

Health Professions

Pre-Professional

Through two years of pre-pharmacy undergraduate study, you’ll build your math, science, communication, and social skills to pursue your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Public Health

Health Professions

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Prepare to improve the health of your community by informing and leading decision-making by policymakers, practitioners, and the public in order to advance individual and population health.

Accounting

Business

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Gain an in-depth understanding of financial reporting, auditing, financial analysis and planning, and taxation—along with the communication skills, ethical reasoning, and analytical abilities that employers value.

Business Administration

Business

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Build a solid foundation in business principles and gain exposure to its theory and practice as you explore the ever-expanding role of technology and innovation in business.

Entrepreneurship

Business

Certificate

As part of the Entrepreneur in Residence program, you’ll learn from experienced entrepreneurs how to develop a business plan for your own idea, then work with a professional mentor to develop your idea and take it as far as possible—even to commercialization.

Finance

Business

Undergraduate

  • Major

Learn personal and managerial finance, investment techniques, banking functions, and other business disciplines in your coursework as you prepare for a career in this fast-paced technology-driven field.

Marketing

Business

Undergraduate

  • Minor

As part of the business administration program, you’ll learn to develop a business plan for your own idea or work with others on theirs, then work with a professional mentor to develop your idea and take it as far as possible—even to commercialization.

Master of Accountancy

Business

Graduate

The specialized, forward-thinking MAcc curriculum focuses on ethics, forensic accounting, integrated or sustainability reporting, and not-for-profit accounting—all while it prepares you to sit for the CPA exam.

Civil Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate

  • Major

Learn how to design buildings and bridges, protect and preserve the environment, manage our precious water and natural resources, and provide efficient transportation systems.

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

This Computer Science track combines applied Computer Science with Business and prepares you to solve practical problems by working individually and collaboratively.

Computer Science

Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Choose from 3 main tracks that provide you with a solid foundation to work in the rapidly changing field of computer technologies (Computer Science, Computer Information System, or Computer Science with an emphasis in another discipline).

Data Science

Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Gather, wrangle, and visualize data, make predictions based off of past behaviors with machine learning, and deal with the massive data sets of today’s ever-changing data landscape.

Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate

  • Civil Engineering Major
  • Dual Degree Program (3-2) Major

In both programs, you’ll find expert faculty, modern computer and communications infrastructure, fully-equipped engineering labs and classrooms, and an emphasis on service—and skills to take you almost anywhere you choose.

Elementary Education

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Major

Gain an essential understanding of child development and learner behavior as you prepare to teach in the many content areas required for the K-8 classroom setting.

K-12 Program: French

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Minor

Small class sizes, relevant content and individualized advising, plus a variety of classroom observational and student teaching experiences will enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you to teach French in grades K-12.

K-12 Program: Reading

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Minor

Investigate, reflect, analyze, and judge reality and truth through inquiry and discussion as you prepare for a life-changing career in teaching.

K-12 Program: Spanish

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

Prepare to teach Spanish in grades K-12 as you learn in small class sizes with relevant content and individualized advising, plus a variety of classroom observational and student teaching experiences that enhance the knowledge and skills you’ll develop.

K-12 Program: Special Education

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Minor

Prepare for a career educating K-12 students with various differences and needs.

Secondary Education: Biology

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

With the guidance of education faculty who coach you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements, you’ll gain the depth of field knowledge and human understanding needed to effectively teach Biology to grades 5-12.

Secondary Education: Chemistry

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

With the guidance of education faculty who coach you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements, you’ll gain the depth of field knowledge and human understanding needed to effectively teach Chemistry to grades 5-12.

Secondary Education: English Education

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

With the guidance of education faculty who coach you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements, you’ll gain the depth of field knowledge and human understanding needed to effectively teach English to grades 5-12.

Secondary Education: Physics

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Minor

With the guidance of education faculty who coach you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements, you’ll gain the depth of field knowledge and human understanding needed to effectively teach Physics to grades 5-12.

Secondary Education: Mathematics

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

With the guidance of education faculty who coach you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements, you’ll gain the depth of field knowledge and human understanding needed to effectively teach Mathematics to grades 5-12.

Secondary Education: Social Studies

Teacher Education

Undergraduate

  • Major
  • Minor

With the guidance of education faculty who coach you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements, you’ll gain the depth of field knowledge and human understanding needed to effectively teach Social Studies to grades 5-12.

Global Learning & Study Abroad

Additional Programs

Gain global competencies through high-impact global learning experiences including internships, research, volunteering, service-learning, and study abroad programs.

Honors Scholars Program

Additional Programs

Join a small group of students with whom you will experience the liberal arts in a unique way by participating in seminars that weave the disciplines together, illuminating the compelling ideas that shape our world.

Internships

Additional Programs

With many contacts in a variety of industries, we make it possible for you to create an internship based on your interests as you gain on-the-job experience.

Leadership Studies

Additional Programs

Undergraduate

  • Minor

Enhance your overall ability to practice critical thinking capabilities, learn and apply leadership and management skills, and evaluate ethical and moral issues.

ROTC Program & Courses

Additional Programs

Taken along with your required college classes, Army ROTC is an elective curriculum with outside-of-the-semester (and military) requirements and gives you the tools, training, and experience to succeed in any competitive environment.

Undergraduate Research

Additional Programs

From science to arts and humanities, the variety of undergraduate research methods and modes of presentation vary, but all work to show the best reflection of intellectual pursuits.

Gifted Institute

Summer Programs

A one-week residential program that serves a diverse range of gifted fifth- through ninth-grade students to enhance their cognitive and social development.

NEH Summer Seminar

Summer Programs

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) three-week seminar draws upon religious, literary, historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives to explore and evaluate how we think about the natural world.

St. Kateri Institute for Integrative Learning

Summer Programs

Gain an appreciation for the beauty of the creation in which we live by praying, thinking, and playing during 3 days at Carroll College and 2 days at Yellowstone National Park.

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Founded in 1909 and built on a strong liberal arts foundation, our academic excellence and attitude are shaped by a belief in ourselves, our mission, and our culture. This is rooted in our Catholic, diocesan identity forming a powerful bridge between our history and today that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Engaging Faculty

Experiential learning comes from professors who challenge students as much as they support them.

Small Class Sizes

More faculty and peer-to-peer interactions better prepare you for your chosen profession.

Student Support

To help you succeed, we offer academic advising and counseling, testing, tutoring, career services, accessibility resources, and more.

The Perfect Place to Start Your Future

In the Heart of Montana

Our campus spreads 63 acres, just at the edge of downtown Helena. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and Lewis and Clark National Forest, Helena is an idyllic college location. The thriving arts scene in our capital city is juxtaposed by the best that nature can offer.

There’s everything you could think of within a few hours’ drive. Kayak the Missouri River, hike through Yellowstone or Glacier National Park, ski or snowboard the mountains, bike more than 75 miles of trails just minutes from campus.

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Community

A Place of Common Spirit and Purpose

Here you can join a community that fosters spiritual growth and joint accomplishments. We work together to enhance the lives of others and ourselves, on campus and in our larger community. Our clubs and student groups strive to give back to our community, nation, and world. Our motivation comes from a desire to help the less fortunate, stressing the value of fellowship and the pursuit of living lives of meaning.

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Faith

A Service to the Greater Good

Carroll College is a Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts college in the ecumenical tradition of the Second Vatican Council. For more than 100 years, we have challenged our students to undertake rigorous academic studies informed by the Catholic faith and in service to the local community and beyond.

We offer dozens of service events, Campus Ministry programs, and spiritual retreats—in the best setting nature can offer. You’ll find a community that lives its faith every day through a Catholic liberal arts tradition of service and social justice. It is a mission to contribute to the greater good and one that stays with you after graduation as you make your impact in the world.

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Athletics

Triumphs of the Fighting Saints

Our football team has won six of the last 14 NAIA National Championships and has been acknowledged as an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. Our men’s and women’s basketball teams both earned trips to the national tournament. And all 15 of our intercollegiate teams earned a spot on the NAIA Scholar-Teams list.

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Improve Your Prospects

Our quality academics, rich sense of community, and incomparable scenery provide you with a welcoming and exceptional learning experience at Carroll College.

  • A Catholic mission built on a strong liberal arts foundation
  • Small classes taught by engaging faculty
  • Highest graduate wages and graduation rates in the region
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