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In addition to another major of your choice, form a foundation of understanding to prepare for a future in the law.


For students who are interested in preparing for a career in the legal field, the Pre-Law program at Montana State encourages students to explore and prepare for academic majors that translate to admission into law school. It is important to note that the program is not a major from which students will graduate, but rather is an advising program that helps prepare students for making the next step in their legal careers.



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MSU students make Montana, including nearby Yellowstone National Park, their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Unique Opportunities
Undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



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.


Pre-Law students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Judge
  • Mediator
  • Litigation Support

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.