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The Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting, Public Administration, or Business Administration. Students selecting majors in Business Administration must choose a concentration in Economics, Finance, International Business or Management. Minors are available in Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration and an Associate of Arts Degree is offered in Business Administration. Students may combine majors, minors and emphases.
The mission of the Communication Department mirrors the mission of the college: by seeking the “full realization of the dual goals of vocation and enlightenment.” The communication department has developed both educational/vocational goals and holistic goals for the enlightenment of our students.
Through the Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher, Carroll College offers majors in elementary education, health and physical education (with areas of concentration), social studies for secondary education, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL and TESOL K-12), as well as minors in health and physical education (K-12), reading (K-12), and special education (K-12).
In addition, other major and minor programs that lead to teacher licensure in 5-12 and K-12 are offered through other departments. Students interested in secondary teaching fields can obtain teacher licensure through course work offered by Carroll’s Department of Education: Health, Physical, and Teacher. Students completing a secondary education major and minor or a single, broadfield major will be recommended for a Class II Secondary Teaching License, which qualifies the holder to teach in grades five through 12.
Majors in this world-recognized department the Civil Engineering (ABET accredited), 4-2 Engineering, and 3-2 Engineering.
The Environmental Studies major has areas of concentration in Science, Community, and Culture.
The major in Ethics and Values Studies acknowledges three goals for its
program of study: Introduce students to the discussion of the ultimate truth and ultimate good; bring students to an awareness of the role of ethics and values in many areas of personal and social endeavor; and move students toward ethical decision-making in all areas of social interaction.
In the liberal arts tradition, the fine arts command an important
position. Expanding the awareness and understanding of all the arts and enriching lives through aesthetic and creative experiences are the goals to which all areas in this department aspire.
In its effort to provide Carroll students with an appreciation for history, and thus the society within which they live, the History Department offers a broad range of courses in Classical, Early and Modern European, American, East Asian, and Latin American history. The department purposely avoids offering narrowly focused courses that may be of benefit to a very select number of students. We firmly believe that more broadly based courses are of greater value to majors and non-majors alike, especially when those students are all undergraduates.
International Relations is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with the undergraduate training necessary to pursue careers in international business, government, law, teaching, and other related fields.
The English, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish programs are designed to provide students with the special knowledge, skills, and pedagogy needed to enter graduate or professional schools or to gain employment in their field.
Majors in this world-recognized department the Civil Engineering (ABET accredited), Computer Science, Mathematics with a Cognate Concentration, Mathematics: 3-2 Engineering, and Mathematics for Secondary Education.
The biology and chemistry major programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter graduate or professional school or to gain employment in their field. Students completing the major program in biology or chemistry are expected to have: an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the major field; the critical thinking skills needed for solving problems in the field; the abilities to evaluate and interpret data and to analyze and synthesize information from different sources; a working knowledge of fundamental laboratory techniques and the ability to use them to perform experiments in the field; the writing and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in the field.
Within the Catholic liberal arts tradition of Carroll College, the Department of Nursing prepares students for careers in professional nursing with emphasis on the dignity and uniqueness of every person as a holistic being. Students successfully completing nursing as a major program of study critically apply arts, sciences and humanities to enter into the practice of professional nursing with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes. Completion of the major also lays the foundation for life-long learning and graduate study in nursing.
The Department of Philosophy offers a selection of courses that provide the intellectual tools for discussing and pursuing the ultimate truth and ultimate good, the core mission of Catholic liberal arts college education.
The Department of Political Science goals are to: challenging our students to express ideas clearly and coherently; engaging our students in problem solving and analysis of policy options; introducing students to empirical methods of inquiry; learning to analyze research studies in a critical fashion; preparing students for graduate work and professional careers.
The Psychology Department is designed to prepare students for entry into professional degree programs or employment in applied professional programs that offer human services. Students who successfully complete the degree in psychology are expected to have: an understanding of the theories, principles, methods, and applications that define the discipline of psychology; the critical and analytical thinking skills needed to solve problems that are germane to the human condition; research skills that include formulating hypotheses, selecting appropriate research designs for the questions asked, using and interpreting data analyses for descriptive
and inferential research; communication skills using APA writing style and oral communication in group settings; a passion for improving the human condition using a holistic biopsychosocial perspective.
The overall and ongoing goal of this department is to pursue our tripartite mission of honing the “sociological imagination” among our students, demonstrating to them the variegated connections between sociology and other academic skills and disciplines, and conscientiously underscoring the ethical considerations that inevitably accompany their studies in the social world.
The theology department’s mission is to promote careful biblical and theological reflection, spiritual awareness, and an understanding of the Catholic tradition. As mandated by the mission of the college, the theology department serves the college community, the wider civic community and the diocese of Helena in “acting as a mediator between religion and culture (and) by carrying on an academic dialogue with philosophy, science, the liberal arts, the believing community and secular society”(Carroll College’s Mission Statement).
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