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US News Names Carroll #1 Ten Years in a Row

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  1. #1 Regional College in the West
  2. 85% of Pre-Med Students Accepted into Medical School
  3. Highest Graduation Rate in a Five State Region

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Why Carroll?

Since 1909 we have been rooted in our Catholic, diocesan identity to form a powerful bridge between history and today that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

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Carroll College is pleased to announce the launch of a new clinically-focused Master of Social Work program. Full-time students are able to complete the program in two years with the college currently accepting applications for fall 2021.

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Marching Back from COVID-19

The Marching Back from COVID-19 website provides guidance and information for the college community to return to campus in Fall 2020.

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Academic excellence and an attitude shaped by a belief in ourselves, our mission, and our culture. At Carroll, you’ll earn more than just a degree—you’ll find your purpose with an extraordinary Catholic education.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Animal Studies
    • Explore the human-animal bond and develop the knowledge and skills to improve lives through animal-assisted therapy, veterinary medicine, and other service occupations.

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    • Continue your biology, chemistry, or anthrozoology (or other major) studies to pursue a future caring for animals in veterinary medicine.

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  • Arts, Humanities, and Natural Sciences
    • Study the most fundamental aspects of life in ways that challenge you to develop strong deductive, analytical, and quantitative skills.

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    • Modern equipment, newly renovated facilities, and faculty mentors prepare you to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge capable of enhancing life for everyone.

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    • Study the ways that reason, culture, and person can be integrated into the life of Roman Catholic faith, celebrating the cooperation between God and person when this faithful synthesis is achieved.

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    • Become an independent and creative thinker by solving problems, developing careful laboratory skills, making critical evaluations, and communicating scientific data through written and oral presentations.

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    • Learn to apply skills of close reading, writing, literary analysis, and research in a variety of real-world experiences.

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    • Prepare to make a difference through course work in analytical methods and applications, abundant field experience, while studying aspects of the human dimensions of environmental science.

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    • 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.

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    • Studying music, art, and theatre, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for these creative forms of self-expression.

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    • Through history, political science, literature, and language you’ll receive extensive training to become a critical thinker and global citizen by learning about the multitude of cultures that make up the Francophone world.

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    • Taking cues from local and global history, you’ll learn to think critically and analytically about a variety of topics with a sense of historical awareness.

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    • 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.

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    • Investigate the most fundamental questions facing all human beings and immerse yourself in ongoing discussions of ethics and truth.

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    • 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.

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    • Immerse yourself in the language and culture 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.

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    • Participate in every aspect of production work, receive one-on-one attention to develop as a theatre practitioner, and most of all learn by doing—not just watching.

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    • 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.

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  • Business
    • Gain an in-depth understanding of financial reporting, auditing, financial analysis and planning, and taxation—along with the communication skills, ethical reasoning, and analytical abilities that employers value.

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    • Build a solid foundation in business principles and gain exposure to its theory and practice as you explore the ever-expanding role of technology and innovation in business.

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    • Be exposed to the theory and practice of business, gain a solid foundation in business principles, explore the ever-expanding role of technology and innovation in business, and strengthen your understanding of the importance of ethics.

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    • As part of the Entrepreneur in Residence program, you’ll 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.

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    • Learn personal and managerial finance, investment techniques, banking functions, and other business disciplines in your coursework as you prepare for a career in this fast-paced technology-driven field.

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    • As part of the business administration program, you’ll learn to develop a business plan for your own idea or work with others on theirs, then work with a professional mentor to develop your idea and take it as far as possible—even to commercialization.

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  • Computer Science and Engineering
    • This Computer Science track combines applied Computer Science with Business and prepares you to solve practical problems by working individually and collaboratively.

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    • Choose from 3 main tracks that provide you with a solid foundation to work in the rapidly changing field of computer technologies (Computer Science, Computer Information System, or Computer Science with an emphasis in another discipline).

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    • Gather, wrangle, and visualize data, make predictions based off of past behaviors with machine learning, and deal with the massive data sets of today’s ever-changing data landscape.

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    • In both programs, you’ll find expert faculty, modern computer and communications infrastructure, fully-equipped engineering labs and classrooms, and an emphasis on service—and skills to take you almost anywhere you choose.

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  • Health Professions
    • Focus on a holistic approach to health care through theory and practical application—guided by an accomplished faculty passionate about teaching. A broad range of clinical experiences prepare you to gain the well-rounded skill set and knowledge that enables you to prepare for a role as a skilled caregiver.

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    • Prepare for a career in clinical fields by gaining specialized knowledge, skills, and evidence-based perspectives of local, national, and global health challenges and solutions.

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    • Create the foundation for a future in medicine or dentistry through courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English.

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    • Get ready for your future through a solid foundation of courses often required of several occupational therapy graduate programs.

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    • Take a forward-looking perspective as you continue your biology, chemistry, or other area of study—to pursue a future in optometry.

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    • Through two years of pre-pharmacy undergraduate study, you’ll build your math, science, communication, and social skills to pursue your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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    • 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.

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    • Prepare to become an integral part of any medical institution through foundational work in human anatomy, microbiology, and chemistry, which you’ll follow up with direct patient care.

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  • Social Sciences
    • Gain intercultural awareness and learn the moral foundations of communication to serve others and promote peace on all levels—interpersonally, socially, and globally.

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    • Gain 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.

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    • Gain the academic foundation necessary to understand and evaluate the critical issues of gender facing contemporary society.

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    • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to think analytically, discuss critically, and understand and improve our increasingly interconnected world.

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    • Gain a broad and deep knowledge of legal and political systems in Montana, the United States, and worldwide—the perfect foundation for a career in law, politics, teaching, journalism, or foreign service.

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    • With a consistent record of placing students in law schools, we pride ourselves in providing excellent pre-law advising and instruction by faculty with experience directing students to law school.

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    • In addition to studying the major theories, methodologies, applications, and databases used by psychologists, you’ll also develop essential skills in communication and critical thinking.

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    • Choose one of three concentrations (Marketing, Print Journalism, or Television Production) to gain practical communication and relationship-building skills.

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    • Learn the tools for delving beneath the surface of everyday reality and perceive the deeper meanings, recurring patterns, and concomitant structures that constitute the social world as you focus on social justice.

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  • Teacher Education

Graduate Programs

  • Business
    • The specialized, forward-thinking curriculum focuses on ethics, forensic accounting, integrated or sustainability reporting, and not-for-profit accounting—all while it prepares you to sit for the CPA exam.

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Pre-Professional Programs

  • Animal Health and Behavior
    • Continue your biology, chemistry, or anthrozoology (or other major) studies to pursue a future caring for animals in veterinary medicine.

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  • Health Professions
    • Create the foundation for a future in medicine or dentistry through courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English.

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    • Get ready for your future through a solid foundation of courses often required of several occupational therapy graduate programs.

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    • Take a forward-looking perspective as you continue your biology, chemistry, or other area of study—to pursue a future in optometry.

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    • Through two years of pre-pharmacy undergraduate study, you’ll build your math, science, communication, and social skills to pursue your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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    • 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.

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    • Prepare to become an integral part of any medical institution through foundational work in human anatomy, microbiology, and chemistry, which you’ll follow up with direct patient care.

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  • Social Sciences
    • With a consistent record of placing students in law schools, we pride ourselves in providing excellent pre-law advising and instruction by faculty with experience directing students to law school.

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Additional Programs

    • Taken along with your required college classes, Army ROTC is an elective curriculum with outside-of-the-semester (and military) requirements and gives you the tools, training, and experience to succeed in any competitive environment.

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    • Gain global competencies through high-impact global learning experiences including internships, research, volunteering, service-learning, and study abroad programs.

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    • Join a small group of students with whom you will experience the liberal arts in a unique way by participating in seminars that weave the disciplines together, illuminating the compelling ideas that shape our world.

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    • For-credit opportunities for students to augment coursework with on-the-job assignments related to their academic interests.

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    • During the summer Carroll offers a wide variety of classes across disciplines, all of which will fulfill Core and/or particular major requirements.

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  • A Catholic mission built on a strong liberal arts foundation
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  • Highest graduate wages and graduation rates in the region
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