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Livestock Management & Industry

Gain a foundation in biological and natural sciences, breeding, nutrition, physiology and management for use in livestock enterprises and service industries in the field.

Livestock Management & Industry – B.S. in Animal Science, Livestock Management & Industry Emphasis

The Livestock Management & Industry option at Montana State stresses the application of science to livestock production, especially in the western United States. In the program, students learn about the principles of economics, range science and physiology to help manage and raise sustainable livestock herds, as well as develop the business acumen to manage ranches, stockyards and other businesses related to livestock production.

The Animal Science major at Montana State offers two other Options Within the Major: Equine Science and Science.






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The BART Farm
The 400-acre Bozeman Area Research & Teaching (BART) Farm is less than one mile from campus.

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University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Study Across The State
The Montana Agricultural Experiment Station provides research opportunities for agriculture students at farms and research centers across the state.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Livestock Management & Industry students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Livestock Production
  • Livestock Marketing
  • Livestock Breeding
  • Agricultural Economics

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.