Biology prepares students for a broad range of careers in scientific research, medicine, and business.
Montreat College’s Biology program gives students an understanding of fundamental concepts while providing a variety of opportunities for specialization in specific fields of interest. Students engage in scientific research and in-depth inquiry and discussion while considering the ethical and worldview implications of their research and study.
Montreat College is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, a perfect place for immersion in biology subject matter.
Montreat biology graduates have gone on to study at leading research universities like U. of Georgia, Wake Forest, U. of Minnesota, and U. of Michigan.
Montreat biology students begin hands-on research in their second year, allowing them to build valuable experience for post-graduate work and study.
Graduates of Montreat College’s Biology program who apply to medical school have a 100% placement rate.
According to U.S. News & World Report, a biology major provides the kind rigor and experience that helps graduates excel in medical school.
BL 315 Cell Biology
BL 401 Genetics
BL 406 Conservation Biology
- Medical Doctor
- Physician assistant
- Physical Therapist
- Medical Scientist
- Marine Biologist
- Nurse ecologist
- Analytical Chemist
Dr. R. Bradley Daniel
Professor of Biology,
and Outdoor Education
Dr. Brian J. Joyce
Professor of Biology
and Environmental Studies
Dr. Shane Kamer
Assistant Professor of
Dr. Mark Lassiter
Professor of Biology and
Instructor of Environmental
and Natural Science
Our pre-professional concentration offers a wide range of courses, all designed to prepare you for entrance into the following:
- medical school
- veterinary school
- dental school
- physical therapy programs
- professional programs
- graduate schools
Environmental Biology Concentration
Our environmental biology concentration offers a wide range of courses. You’ll be prepared for many different graduate schools, professional programs, and career paths in disciplines such as:
Special Emphasis Concentration
Our special emphasis curriculum is self-directed in consultation with your advisor. Your advisor and the Biology Review Committee must approve a formal proposal of emphasis requirements by the end of your sophomore year. You may fulfill the requirements of this concentration with approved credits from:
- other institutions
- study abroad programs
- Au Sable Institute certificate programs
- other certificate programs
- courses in other departments at Montreat
Applied Biochemical Technology Concentration
The applied biochemical technology concentration is a track which includes a customized investigation of technologies in Biology and Chemistry and is designed around the interests of the student. The track includes:
- biotechnology research project
- summer biotechnology certificate or specified training
- a developmental process for the project & grant writing