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.

Medical School Prep

According to U.S. News & World Report, a biology major provides the kind rigor and experience that helps graduates excel in medical school.

Sample Courses

BL 315 Cell Biology

Structure and physiology of cells with an emphasis on the homeostasis of molecular processes and how cellular functions are integrated in multicellular organisms.

BL 401 Genetics

Molecular, Mendelian, and population principles will be developed with the inclusion of an introduction to modern experimental techniques. The course will also explore the application of Christian values to ethical issues related to genetics.

BL 406 Conservation Biology

This course studies an emerging discipline that encompasses the study and conservation of the earth’s biodiversity. Topics include population biology, ecology, and conservation of the diversity of species that cohabit the living world. It also examines how theories are used in habitat management practices. Current issues and case studies are used as examples.

Career Opportunities

  • Medical Doctor
  • Physician assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Dentist
  • Biochemist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Botanist
  • Nurse ecologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Analytical Chemist
Dr. R. Bradley Daniel

Dr. R. Bradley Daniel

Professor of Biology,
Environmental Studies,
and Outdoor Education

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Dr. Brian J. Joyce

Dr. Brian J. Joyce

Professor of Biology
and Environmental Studies

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Dr. Shane Kamer

Dr. Shane Kamer

Assistant Professor of
Exercise Science

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Dr. Mark Lassiter

Dr. Mark Lassiter

Professor of Biology and
Environmental Studies

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Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson

Instructor of Environmental
and Natural Science

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Pre-professional Concentration

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:

  • biology
  • ecology
  • botany
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
IP for ABSN (Integrated Preparation for Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing) Concentration

Our pre-nursing track is customized to provide entrance to an accelerated BSN program.

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