Montana State University

College of Agriculture

Jeff Jacobsen, Dean and Director
Bob Gough, Associate Dean and Assistant Director

Undergraduate Programs Available:

The College of Agriculture offers the Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business, agricultural education, animal science, biotechnology, environmental horticulture, environmental sciences, land rehabilitation, land resource sciences, natural resources and rangeland ecology, plant science, and sustainable food & bioenergy systems. In addition a pre-veterinary program is available for students wishing to prepare for professional training in veterinary medicine.


Undergraduate minors are offered in agricultural business, agricultural education extension, animal science, entomology, natural resources and rangeland ecology, and soil science. The minor in animal science is designed to give students outside of agriculture a broad overview of the livestock industry. The agricultural education-extension minor is designed to give students a general agriculture and agricultural education background in preparation for extension work. The entomology minor provides focused training in entomology for students majoring in agricultural and natural resource disciplines.  A natural resources and rangeland ecology minor provides students with the basics of managing rangeland ecosystems for wildlife habitat, livestock production, and soil and water conservation. The soil science minor is designed to provide non-majors with fundamental soils courses in preparation for natural resource careers.

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