Montana State University

College of Letters and Science

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172360
Bozeman, MT 59717-2360

Tel: (406) 994-4288
Fax: (406) 994-7580
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall


Nicol C. Rae

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The College of Letters & Science is committed to supporting student success. The college provides students with a responsive, friendly environment complete with academic and peer mentoring, caring staff, state-of-the art facilities, hands-on learning opportunities, and distance learning options.

Grand opening of remodeled MSU Writing Center set Oct. 31
The MSU Writing Center, which offers free tutoring to MSU students who need help with writing assignments, has moved into a big, bright new home in room 1-114 of Wilson Hall, right on the busiest corner of the building. The center employs approximately 10 (undergraduate) tutors, 12 graduate student tutors and four professional tutors provide writing tutoring to all MSU students free of charge in both the new center as well as in a satellite center in the MSU Library. Read more...
Native Pathways to Success helps students start school on solid footing
In 2010, the Department of Native American Studies and the College of Letters and Science initiated “Native Pathways to Success,” a targeted orientation program focusing on entering American Indian/Alaska Native freshmen. Students toured the campus and student housing arrangements, but also learned about MSU’s career services, financial aid and budgeting tools, extracurricular activities and student groups, as well as time management and study skills. Read more...
Bioscience across the pond, MSU students study abroad
You would expect to find exchange programs in departments such as Modern Languages and Literatures, but departments throughout the college are striving to provide their majors with international experiences within their course of study by working with visiting international students on the MSU campus. An excellent example is a bioscience exchange program between the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and the University of Exeter. Read more...
Students learn and teach in Mali, Africa
Ada Giusti, a professor of French, and Florence Dunkel, a professor of entomology, lead an interdisciplinary project that crosses colleges, cultures and continents while improving life for rural communities in Mali. The project provides hands-on learning opportunities for students, and more than 100 students, representing everything from business to agriculture to engineering, have now traveled to Mali and worked with local people. Read more...
New online graduate certificate brings Native American Studies to world
The 12-credit online graduate certificate program in Native American Studies is believed to be the first such program in existence. Students who complete 12 credits, or four three-credit courses online, will earn a graduate certificate in Native American Studies. MSU plans to offer one or two Native American Studies courses online each semester. The program has a rolling application, which means that students can enroll at any time. Read more...
Mathematics education: distance learning program
The Department of Mathematical Sciences' Master of Science in Mathematics Education program is designed for high school and junior college math teachers, and can be earned from anywhere in the world. During the summer, participants come to MSU for a three-week “high octane” learning session. Enrollment in MSU’s program has skyrocketed. Today, students participate from around Montana and the world. Read more...
MSU breaks ground for Gaines Hall renovations
Beginning in Fall 2010, the majority of undergraduates at MSU will take a class in the new Gaines Hall, which has been transformed from an antiquated building that was completely gutted and rebuilt into a state-of-the-art teaching facility. Between the new cutting edge 300-seat lecture hall, language labs, instructional chemistry, and earth science labs, Gaines Hall is an integral part of undergraduate studies. Read more...