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MSU Academics

Montana State University requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

Montana State University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Montana State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 56% of students who started college at Montana State University graduate within six years.

Montana State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at Montana State University?

Montana State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at Montana State University

When choosing a major, Montana State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Montana State University below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Montana State University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does Montana State University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Montana State University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Montana State University Offer Online Classes?

Montana State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Montana State University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

Montana State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Montana State University Have An Honors Program?

Montana State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Montana State University Require Internships?

Montana State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Montana State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Montana State University include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Montana State University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Montana State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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MSU Majors & Subject Areas

Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Animal Sciences, General
Plant Sciences, General
Range Science and Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Science
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Architecture
Environmental Design/Architecture
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
American Indian/Native American Studies
Computer Science
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Engineering/Industrial Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Entomology
Biotechnology
Neuroscience
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Sustainability Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Psychology, General
Counseling Psychology
Public Administration
Anthropology
Economics, General
Applied Economics
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Building Construction Technology
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Interior Design
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science
Business/Commerce, General
Accounting
Financial Planning and Services
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
History, General

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