Programs With a New Perspective
Take the next step on your adventure with a graduate or undergraduate degree from Carroll College.
Take the next step on your adventure with a graduate or undergraduate degree from Carroll College.
Gain new perspectives on the path to a life of meaning and purpose at the #1 ranked college in the West. Carroll College offers innovative graduate degrees and undergraduate programs with a learning experience like no other. Steeped in Catholic tradition and surrounded by the beauty of the Rockies, in Helena, Montana, our programs challenge your thinking. We will help you expand your potential and broaden your horizons every step of the way.
*U.S. News & World Report ranks Carroll #1 Regional College in the West
See our in-demand graduate and undergraduate offerings.
The purposes of the 3-2 program are to provide the student with a traditional engineering education augmented with a strong liberal arts background and to provide a broader and deeper exposure to mathematics and its applications than would ordinarily be possible in a four year engineering program. Available as a major.
Designed for students who have already earned their bachelor's degree and who want to complete the additional coursework required to become a licensed Registered Nurse. The accelerated nursing track can be completed in just 15 months and prepares you for one of the fastest-growing career fields through coursework and clinical experiences. Available as a major.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of financial reporting, auditing, financial analysis, planning, and taxation as well as develop your communication skills, ethical reasoning, and analytical abilities. Available as a major or minor.
Learn to monitor and analyze financial trends, investment techniques, and banking functions, as you broaden your understanding of personal and managerial finance. Explore a variety of business disciplines in your coursework as you prepare for a career in this fast-paced technology-driven field. Available as a major or minor.
You’ll explore the human–animal bond and interactions through a variety of disciplines including psychology, sociology, anthropology, and geography. Develop the knowledge and skills that will help you improve lives through animal-assisted therapy, veterinary medicine, humane education, wildlife preservation and other service occupations. Available as a major or minor.
An innovative program that combines biochemistry and molecular biology in a highly interdisciplinary way. You’ll discover the most fundamental roots of health and disease in ways that challenge you to develop strong deductive, analytical, and quantitative skills. Available as a major.
Discover, explore, and expand your understanding of the natural world through this dynamic academic journey. You’ll learn why and how the field of biology can enhance life for everyone. Prepare for advanced study in areas like medicine, and develop a more proactive mindset when it comes to environmental conservation and sustainability. Available as a major or minor.
Learn the theory and practice of business as you build a solid foundation in business principles and explore the ever-expanding role of technology and innovation in business. Available as a minor.
Learn to think like a scientist as you integrate an atomic/molecular view of matter with principles from math and physics. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an independent and creative thinker who can solve problems, develop your laboratory skills, make critical evaluations, and communicate scientific data through written and oral presentations. Available as a major or minor.
Develop the broad base of knowledge you need to benefit people locally, nationally, or all over the world. Learn to design, construct, manage, operate, and maintain the civil infrastructure—including systems that protect and manage water resources and the environment. Available as a major.
Gain intercultural awareness and learn the moral foundations of communication as you prepare for a career in public relations or journalism, or as a secondary education teacher of communication, speech, or forensics. Serve others and promote peace on all levels—interpersonally, socially, and globally. Available as a major or minor.
Explore how you can take computer technology and put it to use in commercial environments. This Computer Science track combines applied Computer Science with Business and prepares you to solve practical problems by working individually and collaboratively. Available as a major or minor.
Gain experience with the theory and practice of computer science as you explore algorithms, programming languages, and operating systems. Choose from 3 main tracks (Computer Science, Computer Information System, or Computer Science with an emphasis in another discipline) that will provide you with a solid foundation to work in the rapidly changing field of computer technologies. Available as a major or minor.
Develop a broad and deep understanding of constitutional government. You’ll benefit from interdisciplinary training in the politics, history, and philosophy of constitutional government and develop the effective communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills to apply that knowledge. Available as a minor.
Blends the fields of mathematics, computer science, statistics, and business analytics to provide a unique and integrated learning experience. Gather, wrangle, and visualize data as you learn to make predictions based on past behaviors. Available as a major or minor.
Find success in the K-8 classroom. Develop your intellect, imagination, self-confidence, and motivation as you gain essential understanding of child development and learner behavior. This elementary education program prepares you to teach in the many content areas required for the K-8 classroom setting. Available as a major.
Expand your understanding of life and prepare to conquer the world. You’ll learn how to combine analytical skills, research, reading comprehension, and your own innate creativity to forge your own path. Develop and hone your writing skills as you prepare for graduate school, or your chosen profession. Available as a major or minor.
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.
Define your path by what you enjoy. An Environmental Science degree combines a soundly integrated and interdisciplinary science background with coursework in analytical methods and applications, abundant field experience, and aspects of the human dimensions of environmental science to prepare you to make a difference as you pursue your career. Available as a major.
This critical in-depth study of morality and ethics was created to help you 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. Available as a minor.
Challenge and enrich your appreciation of the study of fine arts including music, art, and theatre. During your studies, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for these creative forms of self-expression. Available as a minor.
Learn how gender identities are shaped by culture and community. Discover the academic foundation you need to understand and evaluate the critical issues of gender facing contemporary society. Gain insight into your own life and daily interactions. Available as a minor.
Focus on treating and supporting patients beyond the scope of a doctor or nurse. You can prepare for a career in a variety of health care fields by gaining specialized knowledge, skills, and evidence-based perspectives of local, national, and global health challenges and solutions. Available as a major.
Understanding society locally and globally begins with an appreciation of history. You’ll learn to think critically and analytically about a variety of topics with a sense of historical awareness. Available as a major or minor.
Explore the world around you as you develop the critical knowledge and skills you need to understand globalization, diplomacy, international conflict, and human rights in our increasingly interconnected world. This interdisciplinary program helps you to think analytically and discuss critically while preparing you to pursue a career in international business, government, law, teaching, and other related fields. Available as a major or minor.
The Reading K-12 minor prepares you to diagnose reading difficulties and teach reading at all school grade levels. Investigate, reflect, analyze, and judge reality and truth through inquiry and discussion as you develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a literacy specialist. Upon completion, a Reading (K-12) endorsement will be added to your teacher's license. Available as a major.
Prepare for a career in advertising, market research, sales, public relations, or communication and promotion. Marketing teaches you how to combine a variety of activities to create value for customers, business owners, and broader society through design, communication, and delivery of products and services. Available as a minor.
Start or grow your accounting career while focusing on the issues that matter most. The fully online Master of Accountancy (MACC) program at Carroll teaches you both technical accounting knowledge as well as the soft skills needed to thrive in any professional setting. In addition, you will learn about generating profits in a sustainable manner and how to fight for social, economic, and environmental justice within the field of accounting.
Further your career and develop the knowledge and skills you need to be a clinical social worker. This hybrid program pairs interactive online learning with hands-on field experiences. Created to help you prepare for licensure and develop clinical skills to support victims of trauma and other key populations served by this in-demand profession.
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. Available as a major or minor.
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. Available as a major.
Appreciate the whole person by recognizing the uniqueness of each individual student as you prepare for a career educating P-12 students with varying abilities and special needs at all grade levels. Available as a major.
Investigate the most fundamental questions facing all human beings and immerse yourself in ongoing discussions of ethics and truth. A versatile philosophy degree can prepare you well for a wide range of careers. Available as a major or minor.
Get acquainted with topics including relativity, quantum physics, and optics as you 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. Available as a minor.
The perfect foundation for a career in law, politics, teaching, journalism, or foreign service, political science helps you develop your skills in writing, critical thinking, and communication as you gain broad and deep knowledge of legal and political systems in Montana, the United States, and worldwide. Available as a major or minor.
Law schools are looking for strong students who have demonstrated an ability to read, write, and think critically. Our pre-law pathway has an excellent track record of placing students in law school. You’ll receive the support and guidance you need, supported by recommended courses that will give you a firmer grounding in law before attending law school. Available as a major.
Create the foundation for a future in medicine or dentistry through courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English.
Prepare for your future through a solid foundation of courses required by several occupational therapy graduate programs (check individual graduate schools for specific information about pre-requisites).
Focus on your future as you use your coursework in biology, chemistry—or other areas of study—to pursue a future in optometry (check individual admission requirements for Doctor of Optometry programs).
Build your math, science, communication, and social skills to pursue your Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Our pre-pharmacy undergraduate pharmacy pathway gives you the tools you need to succeed in any pharmacy graduate program.
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).
One of the fastest-growing pathways at Carroll will prepare you to become an integral part of any medical institution. Focus on medically related studies including human anatomy, microbiology, and chemistry, then follow up with direct patient care (check individual graduate schools for specific information about pre-requisites).
Designed to prepare you for veterinary graduate programs and successful careers in veterinary medicine, the pre-veterinary program at Carroll College gives you the academic knowledge and problem-solving skills you need. Turn your biology, chemistry, or anthrozoology (or other major) into a future caring for animals in veterinary medicine.
The study of Psychology combines science with human service to strengthen the human condition. You’ll learn about the major theories, methodologies, applications, and databases used by psychologists. You’ll also develop essential skills in communication and critical thinking. Unique offerings like our Experiential/Adventure Therapy Course make psychology a popular major. Available as a major or minor.
The Health Sciences Department includes pre-professional training for a wide variety of healthcare fields. These areas of study focus on treating and supporting patients beyond the scope of a doctor or nurse. Available as a major or minor.
Develop your communication skills and knowledge in all facets of communications. Choose one of three concentrations (Marketing, Print Journalism, or Television Production) to gain practical communication and relationship-building skills. Available as a minor.
Combine your love of language with your passion for education. Learn from experienced professionals who will guide you from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements. Grow in wisdom and confidence as you become a trusted educator who can effectively teach English to grades 5-12. Available as a major.
You’ll develop a deep understanding of mathematical principles as you learn how to handle a classroom. Under guidance of education faculty, you will receive the support you need from your first day in the classroom through your student teaching placements to effectively teach mathematics to grades 5-12. Available as a major.
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 science to grades 5-12. Available as a major.
Designed to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of social studies and the classroom management skills you need to teach grades 5-12. This program is comprised of at least 54 semester credits of content-area course work, with a concentration in history and political science, and additional course work in economics, geography, psychology, and/or sociology. Available as a major.
You’ll develop the tools you need to better understand the structure and function of social groups, communities, and societies. Delve beneath the surface of everyday reality to perceive the deeper meanings, recurring patterns, and concomitant structures that constitute the social world. Available as a major or minor.
Immerse yourself in the language and culture in order 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. Available as a major or minor.
Develop your theatrical appreciation and your skills as you study and participate in every aspect of production work. You’ll receive one-on-one attention to develop as a theatre practitioner. You'll learn by doing—not just watching. Available as a major or 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. Available as a major or minor.
Gain global competencies through high-impact global learning experiences including internships, research, volunteering, service-learning, and study abroad programs.
Experience the liberal arts in a unique way. Join a small group of students and participate in seminars that combine a variety of disciplines to illuminate the compelling ideas that shape our world.
The ideal way to gain on-the-job experience, an internship can open the door for your career. We have established contacts in a variety of industries that make it possible for you to create an internship based on your interests.
As a minor under ROTC, practice critical thinking capabilities as you learn and apply leadership and management skills to evaluate ethical and moral issues. Enhance your overall ability to lead effectively in these changing times.
U.S. Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) is an elective curriculum with outside-of-the-semester (and military) requirements which gives you the tools, training, and experience to succeed in any competitive environment. Take the program along with your required college classes.
Pursue your interests in research, scholarship, and creativity. 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 fifth-through-ninth-grade students can experience a one-week residential program to enhance their cognitive and social development. Created to serve a diverse range of talented students, this program takes place every summer on the Carroll College campus.
Explore religious, literary, historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives to evaluate how we think about the natural world. Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this three-week seminar is designed for K-12 teachers and administrators.
Surround yourself with the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and gain an appreciation for the majesty of the creation in which we live by praying, thinking, and playing during three days at Carroll College and two days at Yellowstone National Park.
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Advance your career and fulfill your potential with a mission-driven graduate degree from Carroll. Our select programs equip you with career-focused knowledge and the versatile leadership skills you’ll need to better the lives of others as you grow in your career.
As the “Best in the West College,” Carroll College’s undergraduate programs encourage you to learn and to build the skills that help you pursue your passions in your career and in your life.
With 75 miles of hiking and biking trails within minutes of our campus, even the most seasoned outdoor enthusiast will find unmatched opportunities at Carroll. We also offer Carroll Adventure and Mountaineering Program (CAMP), our signature outdoor program, where you can discover new areas to explore in between classes.
We strive to make our admissions process as easy and as seamless as possible. You can apply any time and with no application fees. ACT/SAT scores are optional. We encourage at least one letter of recommendation, but it’s not required. We also accept the Common App.
As a private Catholic College, we strive to keep our tuition affordable. We offer scholarships, financial aid and grants. 100% of Carroll College students receive some type of financial aid.
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