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A place to belong: Belmont University
Belmont University is home to nearly 8,500 students who come from every state and more than 36 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. With approximately 100 areas of undergraduate study, more than 25 master’s programs, and five doctoral degrees, there’s no limit to the ways Belmont can expand a student's horizon.
A leader in science and math
The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Belmont University 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 $76 million Janet Ayers Academic Center, which boasts modern classrooms, well-equipped teaching laboratories, a dedicated undergraduate research space, and state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities. Students benefit from instruction in a small classroom setting with faculty who are dedicated to teaching undergraduate science students and from opportunities to engage in one-on-one mentored undergraduate research.
Students typically conduct as least two semesters of research and have the opportunity to present their findings at national and 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 summer. In addition, students may participate in experiential learning activities through science- and math-related student organizations, internships, study abroad, and service learning.
Come experience our Belmont community by scheduling an in-person or virtual visit, or learn about our campus through Belmont’s online tour at belmont.edu/visit. Find out for yourself how life at Belmont can shape your future.
- 93% of graduates from the College of Sciences and Mathematics are professionally employed or are pursuing a graduate degree within six months of graduation.
- 75% of students from the College of Sciences and Mathematics who apply to medical school are accepted (two-year running average).
- Recognized as a 2020 "Most Innovative School" for 12th consecutive year | U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked #17 for “strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” | U.S. News & World Report
- Recognized on the 2020 "Best Colleges in the Southeast" list | The Princeton Review
“I’m so grateful for all the support and guidance offered by my Belmont professors and advisors. Belmont has provided me with unique opportunities in research, community involvement, and education that have thoroughly prepared me for the future.” — Kara Garrett, Neuroscience
“I would not be in medical school if it wasn’t for Belmont faculty providing such great mentorship. I’ve really appreciated the topics that were covered in the more advanced science classes such as cancer biology, which I used throughout my first year of medical school.” — Ambrose Rice, Biology
“I became involved in a research project as a freshman, which was monumental in providing me with numerous opportunities. The skills I’ve gained have taken me to public policy internships in Washington, DC, and multiple academic conferences.” — Justin Lang, Psychology
“The courses I’ve taken, although challenging, have served to enhance and develop my critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that I’ll need to utilize throughout my future career.” — Libby Ligon, Chemistry