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

News and Announcements


Liberal Studies student wins prestigious Udall Scholarship
Cara Thuringer, a junior majoring in Liberal Studies (environmental studies option) and photography, is one of two MSU students named a 2014 Udall Scholar. The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment. Read more...


MSU's Joe Thiel wins Rhodes Scholarship
MSU senior Joe Thiel was selected as a 2013 Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University, where he will pursue master's degrees in public policy and the economics of development. Thiel is set to graduate from MSU in May with degrees in chemical engineering and liberal studies. Read more...
Joe Thiel
College of Letters and Science offers CORE at Night Program
The College of Letters and Science has launched a new CORE at Night program. The program offers a variety of CORE 2.0 courses on the Bozeman campus in the evenings to provide greater access to non-traditional students and those who work during the day. Read more...


MSU announces online bachelor's degree completion program
Montana State University has launched a new online bachelor's degree completion program for students who have at least two years of college credits but do not yet have a four-year degree.The program, which offers a bachelor's degree in liberal studies, is designed for graduates of community colleges, tribal colleges, colleges of technology and other two-year programs. Read more...


Thiel appointed as student regent on Montana's Board of Regents
Joe Thiel, a senior double majoring in liberal studies and chemical engineering, was appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer to be the student regent on the Montana Board of Regents. Read more...
Liberal Studies Program to offer upper-division courses to students this fall
MSU's Liberal Studies Program invites students who have completed at least 60 credits of course work to enroll in LS-301 courses (special topic seminars) being offered this fall. Each course is one credit, and will count toward upper-division requirements. Read more...
MSU students among those assisting global trade officials at Big Sky
Liberal studies student Katelynn Platt was among 43 Montana college students and faculty who were selected to assist officials attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Trade Ministerial and Small and Medium Enterprise Meeting. Approximately 90 trade ministers, senior trade officials, and Small and Medium Enterprise Ministers representing 21 economies congregated in closed sessions to hammer out policies. Between May 6 and 23, 2011, the APEC meetings, brought to Montana by senior U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, attracted approximately 2,000 visitors to the state. Read more...


Liberal Studies student Jen Poser participates in new Leadership Fellows Certificate Program
A new program at MSU challenges students to investigate leadership, through case studies, service-learning and exploring their own leadership. Called the Leadership Fellows Certificate Program, it aims to equip students with critical and ethical thinking skills so they can become positive agents of change in their communities. The Leadership Fellows Certificate Program is a collaboration between the Associated Students of MSU, the MSU Leadership Institute and University College. Read more...


Student sees global connections
Chris Owens has read Kafka's "Metamorphosis" for fun. He's finishing up a double major. He's got a grade-point average high enough to require an oxygen mask and he's thinking of starting his own publication. But the favorite part of Owens' week doesn't involve mental heavy lifting so much as having fun: He's a second-grade volunteer Spanish teacher at Morning Star Elementary School. Read more...