ARCH 121IA will be offered 1st summer session instead of 2nd summer session. Also below are the Architecture Advising times when PDFs will be distributed in class, and registration will be discussed.


Current 1st Year Environmental Design Students-  Wednesday March 21st during ARCH 152 Studio Times (8-9:50, 10-11:50 or 1:10-3)

Current 2nd Year Environmental Design Students - Wednesday March 21st during ARCH 244 Structures ( 3:10-4)

Current 3rd Year Environmental Design Students- Tuesday March 20th during ARCH 332 ECS (10-10:50)

Current 4th Year Environmental Design Students- by individual appointment

Current Graduate Architecture Students- Wednesday March 21 11-12 or 4-5 in Graduate Studio Space


For further information please contact Rachael Ortego, Director of Student Services at 406-994-5772, or email her at:



Pre-Registration for ARTZ (studio) and GDSN (graphic design) classes will take place on March 26, 2013 according to credit rankings for art majors only. This does not include ARTH (art history classes) or PHOT 113RA.  Registration will be for Fall and Summer 2013 classes. 

  • Seniors register from 8 - 9 am
  • Junior register from 9 - 10 am
  • Sophomores register from 10 -11 am
  • Freshmen register from 11 to noon

Registration will take place in the School of Art office, 213 Haynes Hall.  Students are required to appear in person (no phone calls) during their designated time with classes already selected.  Students will also have to be sure they do not have any registration holds.   The schedule of classes is avaialble from MYINFO.

Non-majors can register for art classes beginning March 27, 2013.  The Art Department will be taking change of majors until March 22, 2013 and then will start taking them again starting March 27, 2013.  Students must make an appointment to meet with the departmental advisor, Mandi McCarthy-Rogers in the School of Art in order to change their major.  Students should have the course, section and CRN of the class they would like to register for. 

For answers to any other questions regarding Art Department policies, contact Mandi McCarthy-Rogers at 994-4503, email:,  or check out the School of Art web site.


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The Undergraduate Program Committee in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has determined how MSU will accept AP Chemistry scores:


AP Score of 5 - CHMY 141 and 143

AP Score of 4 - CHMY 121 or 141

AP Score of 3 - CHMY 121


Note: Students who score a 5 on the AP Chemistry Exam and who are majoring in the sciences or engineering are strongly encouraged to take the Honors College Chemistry I and II sequence (CHMY 151 and 153).


If you have questions, feel free to contact me at   Ron Larsen at 994-4371, or email him at:



Earth Sciences Undergraduate Group Advising will take place on March 20th at 5pm in Gaines Hall 101. Free pizza and soda provided. For more information please contact Melanie Baldwin at 406-994-3331 or email her email her at



The Education Advising Center advises students in Education and Teaching Option Majors. All students must meet with an advisor each semester before they receive their Advising and Registration Form (ARF, formerly PDF) which lists the student's alternate pin number, required for registration.  Our office will have forms for the following majors only: Elementary Education, Social Studies Broadfield, General Science Broadfield, Technology Education and Non-degree graduate with teacher certification.

All other Teaching Option Majors must pick up their forms from their home department. For example, if you are an English Teaching Option Major, your form will be in the English department.

For students interested in 5-12 or K-12 Education, we recommend taking EDU 202 (this course is NOT required for Elementary Education majors). Students can register for EDU 202 but they must attend one of the mandatory orientations for this class. The orientations will be held April 22 and 23 from 6-8 pm in order to prepare for observations which take place in May and/or June. The actual class meeting dates for the fall will be September 11 and 18, 2013 from 7:10-9:00 pm. Students can obtain more information about the course in the Education Advising Center located in Reid Hall 132.  

Check out the EDU 202 flyer for Fall 2013!

If you would like to meet with an advisor or would like more information about the Education majors, please stop by or call the Education Advising Center in 132 Reid Hall (994-1880).  

More information regarding the Education Department can also be found at the Department of Education web site at


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For the link to advising information for the ECE Department, please go to:



All three the our undergrad programs (IE, ME, MET) now require the same graphics course.  It used to be MET 119, and is now EMEC 103, a two-credit lab course.  ME 115 and 116 (now EGEN 115, 116) are still offered for other majors.  There will be no offerings of ME 117, 118 (EGEN 117, 118) next Fall, or likely anytime in the future.


For the link to other advising information for Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, please go to: 





For Summer 2011, the School of Film & Photography is offering one section of MTA 101and MTA 112, and two sections of MTA 103 that are open to all students, regardless of their major. 

Also, two upper division seminar classes - MTA 400 and 401- have sections that are are open to all students who have the prerequisites, regardless of their major.

FALL 2011

For Fall 2011, the School of Film & Photography is offering 6 sections of MTA 102 - Aesthetics of Film Production.  Non-majors should see Vicki Miller if they are interested in the class. 

MTA 103RA - Understanding Photography - sections 05 and 06 are open to non-majors for registration. 

MTA 112IA is now offered as a large lecture (section 01) and sections 02 thru 07 are smaller recitation sections.  Students must register for both the lecture and a recitation.

Three sections of THTR 122IA - Acting for Non-Majors are being offered in the fall.

For more information, contact Vicki Miller at: or (406-994-3484.

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Sheila Nielsen-Preiss is the advisor for students interested in professional schools and careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry or any of the allied health professions.  Dr. Nielsen-Preiss assists students in the exploration of health professions careers, course requirements, preparing professional school applications and selecting appropriate professional schools.  She also serves as the advisor to the health professions honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta.  The Health Professions web site can be accessed at

For appointments or questions, Dr. Nielsen-Preiss can be contacted by phone at 994-1670 or by email at .



Academic advising is offered in 121 Hosaeus PE Complex for the following options in the Department of Health and Human Development, Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00:
  • Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy & Kinesiology)
  • Family & Consumer Sciences (non-teaching)
  • Health Enhancement
  • Community Health Education
  • Food & Nutrition (Freshmen)
  • Early Childhood Education & Supporting Services

Students can make an appointment by calling 994-4001 or emailing the department at .

More information can also be found at the following site:

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Date Time Location
Monday, April 15
1:00 - 3:15 PM
Tuesday, April 16
12:00 - 2:15 PM
Friday, May 10
1:00 - 3:15 PM
Monday, May 13
1:00 - 3:15 PM
Tuesday, May 14
1:00 - 3:15 PM
Monday June 24
1:00 - 3:15 PM


Beginning in the 2012-2014 catalog, there is a new mathematics sequence for Elementary Education majors.  Students will take M 132, Number and Operations for K-8 Teachers, followed by M 133Q, Geometry and Measurement for K-8 Teachers.  M 133Q is being offered for the first time in Spring 2013.  The prerequisite for M 132 is a Math Placement Exam score at Level 3, and the prerequisite for M 133Q is a C or better in M 132.  The third required course in the sequence, M 234, Advanced Topics in Mathematics for K-8 Teachers, will be offered beginning in Fall 2013.  The prerequisite for M 234 is a C or better in M 133Q.

With the transition to the new course sequence, M 135 and M 136Q will no longer be offered.  Please see your academic advisor if you have questions about the new sequence or the prerequisites.

Other important information:

The link for the Math Flowchart can be found at: Math Prerequisite Flow Chart.

More information about when students can take the Math Placement Exam (MPLEX) can be found at this link:

If you have any questions concerning MSU-Bozeman's M 097, please contact Sandy Bowers or Mary Ann Sojda; 1-112 Wilson Hall;; 994-5375.

For further information regarding the Gallatin College courses M 065 or M 096, please contact; 994-5536.




A new Latin American and Latino/a Studies minor has been approved by the Board of Regents. This is an interdisciplinary minor that is housed in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Department of History. Students in Spanish and history are encouraged to enroll in this minor as many will have no problem completing it, and some students may already have the required credits. Students with previous experience in Spanish are required to take a Spanish placement test before they can register for any Spanish class at MSU for the first time. See the Modern Languages & Literatures web site for details: 

Students with a language requirement in their curriculum are reminded that there are SIX different languages that can be used to fulfill a two-semester language requirement:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.  If you cannot register for the language of your first choice, you may be surprised what doors will open with another language!


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A new semester-abroad program in Siena, Italy, is now available to undergraduate students in a wide variety of fields and majors.  The program, the Arts & Humanities Semester in Tuscany (, offers 16 credits, including 9 credits in Italian language and culture (three credits of which count toward Diversity Core credit).  

The program offers gentle but total immersion in the local culture: students get room and board in host families, go on several excursions and class trips, and can choose from a menu of courses including (but not limited to) the History of Italian Cinema, History of the European Union, Italian Literature, and History of Italian Immigration, Music, Politics and Greed in the Cradle of the Renaissance. 

 Students also engage in community service in a variety of venues, including elementary schools, soup kitchens, health care, and work in a community garden. For more information, please contact the Program Director, Johan Jonsson, MSU Professor of Music at, or Amy Johnson, Study Abroad Advisor at MSU, and or 994-7151. 



MUSI 147 - University Chorus, conducted by Dr. John Harney, is open to all students.  Students who participated in their high school choir and would like to continue singing at Montana State should consider registering for this class.   A vocal interview is required to assess singer's ability to match pitch. The class meets MWF from 1:10 to 2:00.  Any interested students can contact Dr. Harney for more information at


MUSI 312 - UNIVERSITY CHORALE is open to all MSU students, undergraduate, graduate and professional.  Admission is by annual audition, which focuses on sight-reading and ensemble skills in addition to voice quality and technique.  University Chorale meets MTWF, 12-12:50.

Please call 406-994-3562 to schedule an audition or for more information about MSU's University Chorale program. MUSI 114 - UNIVERSITY BAND - (TR 12:00-12:50, Room 131 Howard) is a great musical outlet for any university student, faculty/staff member or townsperson who has high school band experience.  Students need balance, and this NON-AUDITIONED CONCERT BAND (not a marching band) provides a wonderful "break from the books." 

University Band is a place to meet new friends and experience the satisfaction of working hard to "make some really great music sound really great"-- sitting down (not marching).

Any student interested in joining the University Band may simply register for Music 141.  Faculty/staff or townspeople need not enroll in the course, but should make their membership intentions known to instructor/director.  Please direct any questions to instructor/ director:   Jerry Makeever,  994-5766,  587-0080, or

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY MAJOR:  Course sequence for the Music Technology major is now online in the undergraduate course catalog:

For further information contact:

Kristi McGarity
Director of Music Technology

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The American Indian/Alaskan Native Student Success Services (NAS), would like to announce the 2nd Annual Native Pathways to Success Fall 2011 Orientation.  Please feel free to announce this to any new freshmen or transfer students to join Montana State University August 22nd and 23rd.  The Fall orientation will include, meals, MSU campus tours, parent meetings, goal setting, picnic, optional sunrise hike to the M, career services, financial aid, student panel (current MSU Native students), activity fair, time management/study skills and closing talking circle.  Participants will arrive in Bozeman on Monday, and if they complete the two day event they will receive a jump drive, t-shirt, other goodies, and an opportunity to win a $1000 scholarship.  For  more information or to sign-up, please call 406-994-3881.

The Native American Studies Department is the focal point for most Indian students at MSU. NAS provides the American Indian Student Center and the American Indian student advisor's office, with academic and personal counseling, tutorial services, scholarships, emergency loans, and other support services for American Indian students. Please contact Academic Advisors Jim Burns or Rita Sand if you have any concerns with a Native student or want to refer them to the American Indian Student Center.

The center is located in Wilson Hall, Rm #1.  Jim Burns may be contacted at 994-4880 or at  Rita Sand may be contacted at 994-3334 or at .



Nursing is a very popular major due to the abundance of jobs and high starting salaries.  Programs around the country have become very competitive and the MSU College of Nursing is no exception.  In recent years, students needed a GPA in required prerequisite courses of 3.4 or higher to be competitive for an upper division placement.  The Upper Division application and process is available on the College of Nursing website at

Current pre-nursing students should discuss their status with their advisor.  Students who are interested in changing their major to pre-nursing should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and should contact Debbie McCray (994-2660 or for an appointment.  05/20/15

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Political Science majors can drop in for the following advising sessions.  All sessions are held in the Computer Lab, Wilson 2-111.

Monday, March 22

Dr. Austin and

Dr. Lachapelle

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 23

Dr. Wilmer and

Dr. Rushing

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 24

Dr. Johnson and

Dr. Parker

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 25

Dr. Wilmer and

Dr. Shanahan

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, March 29
Dr. Shanahan
12 to 1:00 pm and 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday, March 29

Dr. Austin and

Dr. Lachappelle

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 30

Dr. Johnson and

Dr. Parker

5:00 - 6:00 pm
 For further information, contact Betsy Anderson in the Political Science Department at 406-994-4142.


The “Drop-In” schedule for Psychology majors advising sessions for spring registration and PDF pick-up is as follows:

Location:     Traphagen 301 Conference Room


Monday, October 24:        12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 25:       10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 27:      12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday, October 28:          10:00 am – 12:00 noon

This schedule is also posted throughout the 3rd floor of Traphagen.

Per the Department Head, if you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you may pick up your PDF from the main office on or after November 9.

For other information, please contact Brenda Lewis in the Psychology Department at

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Form 48 which is used by the ROTC program is explained in this link.  Information about the form and why it is used is provided for academic advisors.  This provides an outline for advisors to use when they are advising Air Force ROTC students.  Students are required to fill out this form when entering the ROTC program and they must have it reviewed at the beginning of each semester to ensure they are on track to graduation. 



Any questions regarding this form or other ROTC program information can be referred to Thomas P. Overly, Capt. USAF at 994-6283 or email:


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