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Science & Engineering Profile


From here to.... ANYWHERE

Why choose Belmont?
Belmont is a Christian university located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, nestled just a few miles from downtown and organizations that focus on careers in the sciences, health sciences, and technology. 

We are the largest Christian university in Tennessee and among the fastest-growing in the nation, offering over 90 programs of study with more than 7,700 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and over 25 countries.

Every aspect of Belmont—from the robust academic environment to the full range of activities—focuses on possibility. Students thrive in Belmont’s caring Christian environment. Belmont believes that every student is created for a purpose in life, and we are committed to helping students realize their potential. It’s a small wonder so many students tell us they find themselves—and what they mean to the world—here.

What makes science and math at Belmont unique?
The College of Sciences & Mathematics at Belmont University is comprised of the departments of biology, chemistry & physics, mathematics & computer science, and psychological science and
is dedicated solely to undergraduate instruction in the sciences. Our faculty excel at developing personal relationships with students and providing opportunities to engage hands-on in the process of science.

The College is housed in Belmont’s new $76 million Janet Ayers Academic Center, which boasts modern classrooms, well-equipped teaching laboratories, dedicated undergraduate research space, and state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities. Students benefit from instruction in a small classroom setting by faculty dedicated to teaching undergraduate science students, coupled with opportunities to engage in one-on-one mentored undergraduate research.

Typically students conduct at least two semesters of research and have the opportunity to present their findings at national or regional scientific conferences as well as the annual Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium. A variety of opportunities are offered for students to engage in research during the academic year and during the summer. In addition, students may participate in experiential learning activities through science- and math-related student organizations, internships, study abroad, and service learning.

Come and see
Everything about Belmont Universi
ty is geared toward giving you the freedom to develop your unique strengths and gifts so you can change your world. Whether you are interested in a career in the sciences, health sciences, or technology, graduate programs and employers alike are looking beyond course work in the sciences for students with independent research experience, the ability to work as part of a team, and the skills to communicate effectively.

The combination of excellent instruction in the sciences, including undergraduate research opportunities and a strong liberal arts core, prepares our students with these skills and makes them competitive for employment or graduate study at the national level.

Come experience our community for yourself. Talk to students, faculty, and admissions staff. Take a tour, visit a class, and see why we boldly claim that Belmont can take you from here to anywhere!

 


 

AT A GLANCE


Belmont University
College of Sciences & Mathematics 

Undergraduate Majors:
• Applied Discrete Mathematics
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Engineering Physics
• Environmental Science
• Mathematics
• Neuroscience
• Pharmaceutical Studies
• Physics
• Physics Pre-health
• Psychology
• Web Programming & Development

Pre-professional Programs:
• Pre-allied Health
• Pre-dental
• Pre-medical
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-veterinary

Undergraduate Research in Leading-Edge Facilities 

The Janet Ayers Academic Center contains state-of-the-art instructional spaces and research laboratories for the natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics containing 20 science labs outfitted with more than $2 million in equipment, including:
• State-of-the-art spectrometers
• A microwave reaction chamber
• A cold room and incubators for biological studies
• A state-of-the-art laser laboratory
• Acoustics laboratory
• Operational green roof
• Ecology/zoology/botany lab
• Anatomy and physiology labs
• Organic chemistry lab
• Chemistry instrumentation lab
• Zebrafish lab
• Tissue Culture lab
• Microscopy suite
• Cell/molecular/genomics lab
• Learning lab—animal lab with Skinner boxes, a radial maze, and attenuation chambers
• Physiological lab—EEG, reaction time, and biofeedback equipment
• Social/development lab—audio-visual recording equipment, two-way mirrors
• Dissection lab—numerous models to guide anatomical dissections
• Cognition/sensation and perception lab—eye tracking, oculus devices

At many universities this kind of high-caliber equipment is reserved strictly for graduate students; at Belmont, however, undergraduate students have exclusive access to this equipment during daily classes, labs, and research projects.


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