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
E-mail:
liberalstudies@montana.edu
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall

Dean:

Nicol C. Rae
nicol.rae@montana.edu

Director:

Tami Eitle
teitle@montana.edu

Program Advisor:

Teresa Greenwood
tgrnwd@montana.edu

Program Administrator:

Kayte Kaminski
katherine.kaminski@montana.edu

Liberal Studies Degree and Program Options

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies option provides students with an understanding of environmental issues, drawing on scientific and public policy perspectives. The courses involve application of a wide range of natural and social sciences to problems of natural resource and environmental management. The required curriculum is structured to allow students to take advantage of the unique diversity of departments at MSU, to accommodate varying interests and career aspirations, and to ensure professional competence. In addition to the liberal studies seminars, university core, and integrative seminars, students select 21 credits each from approved lists of science and public policy courses.

• Liberal Studies seminars
• CORE 2.0
• Integrative seminars
• Natural science
• Public policy

Global and Multicultural

The Global and Multicultural option offers students a broad perspective on international and American cultural, ethnic, and gender issues spanning a wide range of disciplines. Students are encouraged to participate in a Study Abroad or National Student Exchange Program in a region appropriate to their field of area studies. In addition to the liberal studies seminars, university core, and integrative seminars, students select 27 credits from an approved list of global/multicultural courses. In addition, students select a specific 12-credit area studies focus from Asia, Europe, Latin America, Native American Studies, or Women's Studies. Students in this option will also achieve competence, at an intermediate level, in a foreign language appropriate to their field of area studies.

• Liberal Studies seminars
• CORE 2.0
• Integrative seminars
• Foreign language
• International and social issues
• Diversity and cultures

Study Abroad
National Student Exchange Program

Quaternity

Quaternity studies come alive with four interconnected concepts: arts, humanities, social science, and natural science. The Quaternity option offers students a flexible liberal arts education, allowing students to construct a curriculum that reflects their interests and career goals. In addition to the liberal studies seminars, university core, and integrative seminars, students select an additional four courses in each area of the Quaternity and a foreign language of their choice. Internship and undergraduate research opportunities offered through MSU help students think creatively about their future and gain a competitive advantage.

• Liberal Studies seminars
• CORE 2.0
• Integrative seminars
• Foreign language
• Arts and social science
• Humanities and natural science