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The general goals of the Department of Accounting are to offer students a solid foundation in accounting fundamentals and to contribute to the development of the student’s ability to think critically, exercise judgment, make decisions, and communicate effectively in a complex and rapidly changing business environment.

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Major (BA)

Minor

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The Mathematics and Physics Department endeavors to help students understand mathematical language and ideas, which will promote abstract reasoning and quantitative literacy. We also strive to give our students an appreciation of the fundamental laws that reflect the order and beauty of the physical world.

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Minor

In accordance with the Catholic, Benedictine, and liberal arts traditions, the Psychology Department supports students’ learning of the cumulative knowledge base and methods central to psychology within a framework of ethical principles and integration of knowledge. Our commitment is to educate the whole student effectively, integrating the intellectual, behavioral, spiritual, and emotional aspects inherent in the scientific study of behavior, mental processes, and emotion, and the application of psychological science to the promotion of human welfare. Regardless of the career path taken by our students after graduation, our goal is to enable them to think clearly and act with integrity in their professional, public, and personal lives.

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Concentration

The Biology Department educates students in the discipline within the context of the Catholic Benedictine Liberal Arts tradition. In doing so, we understand biology as the study of life and life processes. Such knowledge constitutes a vital part of that liberal learning whose goal, as John Henry Newman noted, is “fitness for the world.” We aim for the study of Biology to help students assess the many issues that face today’s world, enabling them to become responsible citizens and to promote the common good.

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Major (BA/BS)
Minor

The Biology Department educates students in the discipline within the context of the Catholic Benedictine Liberal Arts tradition. In doing so, we understand biology as the study of life and life processes. Such knowledge constitutes a vital part of that liberal learning whose goal, as John Henry Newman noted, is “fitness for the world.” We aim for the study of Biology to help students assess the many issues that face today’s world, enabling them to become responsible citizens and to promote the common good.

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Day Program

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. The Business Management degree guides our learners as they explore the intrinsic connection between professional preparation and a liberal arts education. Business at the Abbey is about merited financial success and much more. In addition to imparting key skills and knowledge, the Business faculty is committed to modeling and encouraging the further development of honesty, integrity, and virtue in our students.

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Major (BA)
Minor

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. The Chemistry minor presents students with an orderly, disciplined study of fundamental chemical principles, giving them an appreciation of both the physical nature of the natural world and of the chemical and energy changes that occur there. In accordance with the Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts tradition, students gain an understanding of the natural world as one means of coming to know the truth.

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Minor

Students pursuing this minor at the Abbey explore how Christianity has engaged in intensive dialogue with distinct cultures—sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative, always transformative—and thereby become better prepared to bear witness to its continuing potential to do so. Building on the college’s core curriculum, they become increasingly aware of both real historical differences and ecumenical possibilities in Christian thought and practice. They learn to connect the Benedictine heritage on our campus to the world beyond it, sometimes in intensive study abroad experiences.

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Minor

At the Abbey, students pursuing a minor in Classical Languages study Latin or Greek or both languages through translation and transcription from and into those languages. They will have the opportunity to translate classical authors like Homer, Pliny, and many more. This hands-on approach to languages will challenge and stimulate the student’s interests in classic texts. Furthermore, the minor will “super-charge” the rest of their studies, showing them the deep roots of our liberal-arts curriculum.

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Minor

In our day, college and university education is associated with specialized preparation for a career – and as lucrative a one as possible, in order to pay off the high cost of education! Most students today, with good reason, are concerned about one thing: “What should I major in? What program of classes will get me the farthest in life?” Here, “the farthest” is usually defined in terms of finance and sometimes also in terms of personal job satisfaction and social belonging. There is nothing wrong with this kind of reasoning – in fact we encourage it at Belmont Abbey College by our goal to have you “succeed professionally, and be a blessing to yourselves and others.” But this is not the whole story: we have other goals as well: to have you “lead lives of integrity and become responsible citizens.” This goal points to areas of life known under the names of ethics, politics, and theology. Are these real subjects that can be taught and learned, or are they strictly matters of individual or family-inherited opinion? There are also the Fine Arts (drama, music, creative writing, etc.): does anybody really need to understand them if he is not trying to be an artist himself? What about mathematics – should they be studied by those who “hate” math? Should English, world literature, or history be forced upon those who “hate” to write papers? Should a young adult be required to learn more about fields that will probably never contribute to his or her future income?

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Day Program

Evening Program

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. Designed to appeal to students with a wide variety of computer-related interests, our programs enable students to solve problems using their knowledge of computer technology, reasoning skills, ability to gather information, and skill at communicating proposed solutions effectively to a variety of audiences. This approach enables students to understand and evaluate the impact of their solutions and decisions and to take initiative in their own education.

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Minor

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. Designed to appeal to students with a wide variety of computer-related interests, our programs enable students to solve problems using their knowledge of computer technology, reasoning skills, ability to gather information, and skill at communicating proposed solutions effectively to a variety of audiences. This approach enables students to understand and evaluate the impact of their solutions and decisions and to take initiative in their own education.

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Minor

At the Abbey we aim to help criminal justice majors, as future practitioners and citizens, continue to develop their sense of community with regard to the administration of law, under the guiding principle that God be glorified in all things.

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Major (BA)
Minor

The dance minor program provides a theoretical, practical and historical foundation to movement as an art form. Students will have the opportunity to perform, as well as create their own choreography, and develop technical skills that will deepen their understanding of dance as a medium. An emphasis is placed on the pedagogical, historic and aesthetic aspects of dance to enable students to