Degrees Offered

As the largest center of learning and teaching at MSU, the College of Letters and Science offers 17 majors with 40 options and 29 minors.


At the What Can I Do With This Major? website, you can explore 100 different majors, including common career paths and types of employers.

Graduate Students

Information for prospective graduate students, such as admissions and financial support, can be found on The Graduate School website.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is our strength. We welcome you to join us in our commitment to celebrating, cultivating and supporting diversity.

Student Support

We offer academic support through the Letters and Science Advising Commons, The Writing Center and the Math and Stat Center.

Outreach & Engagement

Our students and faculty advance MSU's land-grant mission through a wide-range of outreach and engagement activities.

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.


Prospective students diverse

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.


Prospective students experiential

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.


Prospective students interdisciplinary

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.



Prospective students expansive

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. 


Prospective students modern

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.


Prospective students prestigious

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 MSU?

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.

Daily Visits

Daily Visits are available most days. You can attend a campus tour, visit our residence halls, meet with an admissions counselor, and get more information from academic departments of interest. 

MSU Fridays

MSU Fridays are full-day programs which offer an in-dept preview of College Life at Montana State University. MSU Fridays are typically held in October, November, January and March.

Virtual Visit Opportunities

Finally, the Office of Admissions also offers virtual visit opportunities for prospective students who want to tour MSU and meet with an admissions couselor from the comfort of home.