Montana State University

College of Agriculture

P.O. Box 172860
Bozeman, MT 59717-2860

Tel: (406) 994-3681
Fax: (406) 994-6579
Location: 202 Linfield Hall

Assistant Dean:

Dr. Nora Smith

College of Agriculture

Detailed information on undergraduate degrees, majors, options and minors are available from specific departments. Links are provided to the departments (in parentheses) to make your search easier. Please see the current catalog for more details on degrees and descriptions of each option. Click here to see a diagram of all of our departments, majors, minors and more!

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B.S. - Agricultural Business (Agricultural Economics & Economics)
Prepares students to apply business principles to crop and livestock production, marketing of primary and value-added products or to work in the financial service sector.

  • Agribusiness Management Option
  • Farm and Ranch Management Option

B.S. - Agricultural Education
Graduates may teach agricultural science at the high school level; work as extension agents or agribusiness representatives; be employed in government positions (i.e. NRCS, USDA, BLM); or manage farms, ranches or cooperatives.

  • Agricultural Education Broadfield Teaching Option
  • Agricultural Relations Option

B.S. - Animal Science (Animal and Range Sciences)
Designed to give graduates a fundamental knowledge of livestock health, nutrition, physiology, genetics reproduction and management systems to enable them to manage livestock production enterprises or work in animal feed or health industries.

  • Equine Option
  • Livestock Management and Industry Option
  • Science Option

B.S. - Biotechnology - Interdisciplinary College Degree
Prepares graduates to use the tools of molecular biology for biological solutions to industrial, agricultural and environmental problems. Biotechnology offers revolutionary approaches for plant and animal improvement, disease diagnosis, gene therapy and environmental restoration.

B.S. - Environmental Sciences (Land Resources & Environmental Sciences)
Effective management of land and water resources requires individuals having a solid fundamental understanding of the processes and relationships that define land systems, combined with application skills in environmental science and applied ecology.

  • Environmental Biology Option
  • Soil & Water Science Option
  • Land Rehabilitation Option
  • Geospatial and Environmental Analysis Option

B.S. - Environmental Horticulture (Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology)
Teaches students the science of growing ornamental plants and turf grasses and the development of planning and design skills used to create beautiful and functional outdoor sites.

  • Environmental Horticulture Science Option
  • Landscape Design Option

B.S. - Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology (Animal and Range Sciences)
Entails the study of the soil-plant-animal systems of grassland, woodland and desert ecosystems. This knowledge can be used in managing these landscapes for livestock, wildlife or recreational purposes.

  • Rangeland Ecology and Management Option
  • Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management Option

B.S. - Plant Science (Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology)

  • Plant Biology Option
  • Crop Science Option

B.S. - Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems

The Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) interdisciplinary degree program promotes sustainable production, distribution and consumption of food and bioenergy by growing a new generation of leaders through collaborative learning and hands-on experience. SFBS students will explore various aspects of food and bioenergy systems as well as career opportunities in these areas through one of three program options:

  • Sustainable Food Systems Option
  • Agroecology Option
  • Sustainable Crop Production Option
  • Sustainable Livestock Production

Non-degree Program

  • Preveterinary Medicine Program - Provides students interested in attending a veterinary medicine college with the basic biology, chemistry, physics, math and physiology to satisfy entry-level requirements.