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You want to specialize in biology—with a Christ-centered approach. We offer small classes and direct work with faculty members. You’ll have the opportunity to develop research and career goals that are aligned with your deepest beliefs.


Biology major


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We’re set in the southern Appalachian Mountains, adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest, which makes Montreat a perfect place for immersion in your biology major subject matter. You can learn experientially—whether inside the classroom or outdoors. Our Biology program grounds you in the fundamental concepts and methodologies of the biological sciences. You’ll engage in scientific research and investigate the relationships between biology and other fields of study, including social and environmental sciences. Biologists must have an understanding of the ethical and worldview implications involved in the application of their knowledge. At Montreat, you’ll be challenged to understand these implications through in-depth inquiry and discussion.

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Be equipped 

  • fundamental concepts and methodologies of the biological sciences
  • engage in scientific research
  • investigate relationships between biology and other fields of study
  • program includes components to prepare students for successful graduate study
  • opportunities to learn experientially, both in the field and in the lab
  • study under faculty members that are also trained scientists
  • benefit from internships with global partnership organizations, including connections with the Au Sable Environmental Institute

Pre-professional concentration

We’ll prepare you for medical school, veterinary school, dental school, and physical therapy programs—and that’s just a start.

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Environmental biology concentration

If you’re looking toward a career in biology, ecology, or field research, this concentration is for you. It’ll also set you up for graduate school.

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Special emphasis concentration

You can work with your advisor to develop your own curriculum and transfer credits from other programs—or even study abroad.

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Applied biochemical technology concentration

This track includes a customized study of technologies in biology and chemistry – prioritizing your interests.

IP for ABSN concentration

If you’re headed towards a career in nursing, consider this the fast lane for getting there.  

Au Sable Institute

Montreat’s partnership with the Au Sable Institute provides you with additional tools for success.

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