Montana State University


MSU 2012-2014 Catalog


Welcome to the MSU Catalog for 2012-2014. This catalog contains general information about the university and specific information about undergraduate and graduate programs. The online catalog contains the most recent information about policies and programs approved by the Board of Regents. You can browse the listing of contents below or do a keyword search. If you have questions or comments, please contact Bonnie Ashley, Registrar, at registrar@montana.edu.

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For the new 2014 MSU Catalog, please click here.

For the 2010-2012 MSU Catalog, please click here.



Montana State University at a Glance Undergraduate Admissions Special Academic Opportunities Student Life Expenses Additional Information Lists of Programs of Instruction Descriptions of Undergraduate Curricula The Graduate School Course Descriptions General Curricular Requirements Academic and Registration Policies Faculty Previous Catalogs


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) requires MSU's Title IV code, which is 002532.

Important Notice to All Students

The following information pertains to student and institutional rights and responsibilities under this catalog:

This general catalog is published biannually by Montana State University as a guide for students, faculty and others interested in the institution. Students are expected to be familiar with all University regulations and information set forth in this publication or any amendment to or modifications thereof.

Montana State University reserves the right to change regulations and to add or withdraw courses at any time during the period this publication is in effect. The institution, with the concurrence of the Board of Regents of Higher Education, also reserves the right to add or withdraw degree programs and to change fees at any time. Effective dates of changes will be determined by the proper authorities and shall apply to prospective students and to those who are already enrolled.

Montana State University places full responsibility upon the student for registering for the proper courses and for fulfilling all requirements for a degree as set forth in this catalog, as amended from time to time. No agent or employee of the University has the authority to warrant graduation, the attainment of any type of license, or attainment of any other career goal. The institution does not accept any responsibility for delays in graduation or attainment of career goals resulting from errors in registration, cancelled courses, time schedule changes, changes in degree requirements, or similar related changes; or for errors resulting from consultation with and reliance upon any information acquired from and University employee. Advisor's signatures on preregistration, drop-add or similar cards or forms do not necessarily indicate agreement with or approval of the student's choice of courses nor may they be construed in any way as a warranty that the student's choice of courses is sufficient for graduation or attainment of any career goals.





--- Updated: April 10, 2012 ---