Montana State University

Program Goals

Our programs are oriented around the following objectives:

  • To provide a well-rounded liberal arts education heavily invested in the social sciences.
  • To provide students an opportunity to study social worlds in-depth,including social arrangements, social interaction, social structure and culture.
  • To foster critical reading and thinking, intellectual curiosity and ethical reasoning in all of our students
  • To enable students to develop and pursue their own intellectual questions through independent research
    To nurture and train students to be progressively more independent learners
  • To prepare students for the workforce – in government, business, education, nonprofits – by developing skills in research, synthesis, analysis, and written and oral communication
  • To prepare interested students for graduate study in academic and applied fields


Updated: 07/26/2012