Montana State University

College of Letters and Science
Liberal Studies Program

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

Tel: (406) 994-7805
Fax: (406) 994-6879
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall


Nicol C. Rae


Tami Eitle

Program Advisor:

Teresa Greenwood

Program Administrator:

Kayte Kaminski

Liberal Studies Advising

Getting Started in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies degree values a broad and interdisciplinary approach to higher education. It also offers flexibility in course curriculum. Advising and course planning, therefore, are critical to student success. Liberal Studies advisors help students decide on a program of study and develop a preliminary curriculum plan. If you are interested in finding out more about the Liberal Studies degree at MSU, please call (406) 994-4288 to schedule a meeting with one of our advisors.

Completing the Major

Liberal Studies students meet periodically with their advisors to make sure they are on track to complete their plan of study. Advisors assist students with course selection, proposed course substitutions, scheduling variances and conflicts, and study abroad and internship opportunities.

Helpful Links

Fall 2014
Fall 2014 Environmental Studies
Fall 2014 Global and Multicultural Studies
Fall 2014 Upper-Division Quaternity
Quaternity Categories Guide
100-200 Level Course List

Spring 2015
Spring 2015 Environmental Studies
Spring 2015 Global and Multicultural Studies
Spring 2015 Upper-Division Quaternity
Quaternity Categories Guide
100-200 Level Course List

LS 101, Ways of Knowing, Fall 2014 Course Descriptions

Online Appointment Scheduler

Liberal Studies Advisors

Tami Eitle,

Tami joined the MSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 2006 and presently serves as an Associate Dean of the College of Letters and Science in addition to directing Liberal Studies. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and her current research explores how stress and race relations are associated with health disparities.


Tami Eitle



Teresa Greenwood,

Teresa Flynn Greenwood is an academic advisor and instructor in the Liberal Studies program. Originally from Grand Junction, CO, she received her B.A. degree in English and an M.A. degree in Communication Development from Colorado State University. Teresa has been working at MSU since 2004 and was the assistant director of the CLS 101 University Seminar from 2006 - 2010. When she's not working with students, Teresa enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, traveling and spending time with her husband and her dog.


Teresa Greenwood




John Townsend-Mehler,

John Townsend-Mehler is an academic advisor and instructor in the Liberal Studies program. John received his BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and, more recently his BS in Biology from Montana State University. In 2010 he received PhD from Michigan State University in Zoology & Evolutionary Biology with a specialization in Cognitive Science. He began working at MSU in 2012 and enjoys fishing, zombie films, and traveling with his family.


Teresa Greenwood