Information for Prospective Students
Why pick the College of Letters & Science?
We know that students have many choices when it comes to selecting a college or university
to attend. As the largest center of learning, teaching and scholarship at Montana
State University, we have a lot to offer! Here are some qualities that set MSU's College
of Letters and Science apart.
The College offers 17 majors with 40 options and 29 minors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematical sciences, ranging from English to physics to sociology, from psychology to statistics to geology.
Last year, the College received $19.6 million in grant funding, creating unparalleled opportunities for students to participate in research and creative projects, opportunities typically reserved for graduate students at other institutions.
Our breadth of disciplines provides exciting interdisciplinary degree options and opportunities for faculty and students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research, merging traditional fields of study to create new approaches and solutions.
We offer the expansive intellectual foundation of a liberal arts education where students learn to think critically, solve problems and communicate clearly, becoming lifelong learners and leaders by cultivating their inquisitive and scholarly instincts.
In addition to the traditional liberal arts disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematical sciences, we respond to student interests and offer majors and minors in contemporary areas such as Asian Studies, Global Health, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Our students receive the most competitive and prestigious national scholarships, including Goldwater, Gates-Cambridge, Marshall, Schwarzman, Truman, Udall and Boren. Our students have also successfully obtained NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Fulbrights.
Why pick Montana State University?
MSU is a Carnegie top-tier research university surrounded by millions of acres of wilderness. Our surroundings inspire us to push beyond boundaries — and often serve as our classrooms. Imagine learning anthropology by participating in Archaeology Field School on the plains of Central Montana, studying fisheries biology in proximity to the country's premier trout streams, or helping to unearth Triceratops bones in eastern Montana. From the MSU campus to beyond, there’s a new adventure waiting for you around every corner. Learn more about research and creative opportunities.
Come for a Visit!
Don't just take our word for it. Come visit Bozeman and Montana State University and see for yourself everything the campus and community have to offer. The Office of Admissions provides several in-person campus visit options, as well as virtual visit opportunities. We can't wait to meet you.