Thank you for your interest in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University!
Why Animal and Range Sciences?
We realize that choosing an academic path can be challenging. That's why our well-respected undergraduate programs are designed to introduce you to a wide range of agricultural and agriculture-adjacent courses and options in animal science, ranching systems, and rangeland and natural resources that can serve as a springboard to many opportunities — some you may have already considered and others you never knew were possible.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to all aspects of the animal production industry, including water, range and pasture, wildlife management, nutrition, reproduction, and meat products. We transfer this dedication to our students.
We place the highest priority on our students’ education and career advancement, as evidenced by the depth of our curriculum, our experiential learning opportunities, our investment in field laboratories, and our commitment to helping students gain valuable work experience.
Students who graduate from our programs go on to find meaningful and impactful careers that combine their interests, skills and knowledge. Take a look at our career page for some examples.
We offer Bachelor of Science degrees in:
- Livestock Management and Industry Option Requirements
- Science Option Requirements
- Equine Science Option Requirements
- Animal Science Minor (Non-teaching) Requirements
- Genetics Minor (Non-teaching) Requirements
- Rangeland Ecology and Management Requirements
- Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management Requirements
- Rangeland Ecology Minor (Non-teaching) Requirements
Option for the interdisciplinary Sustainable Food & Bioenergy Systems Degree
Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Our department offers undergraduate courses in the following areas:
- Animal Science (ANSC)
- Equine Horsemanship (EQUH)
- Equine Science (EQUS)
- Natural Resources Science and Management (NRSM)
- Fish & Wildlife Science and Management (WILD)
There is no substitute for a personal visit. We invite you to tour our department and facilities, visit with faculty, students and staff, explore our vibrant campus, sit in on our engaging classes, and check out our comfortable residence halls.
For more information about our degree programs or to schedule a visit, contact:
Animal & Range Sciences
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172900
Bozeman, MT 59717-2900
Worried About Expenses?
The College of Agriculture offers more scholarships than any other college at MSU's Bozeman campus. Priority applications are by due February 1.
About MSU and Bozeman
Montana State University is a top-notch research university located in beautiful Bozeman, a city with a small-town vibe and big-city amenities. With a stunning backdrop of mountains, excellent fishing and hunting opportunities, ample powder for ski enthusiasts, hiking and biking trails around every corner, world-class museums, a vibrant nightlife, locally owned restaurants, and Yellowstone National Park in our backyard, it's easy to see why MSU and Bozeman consistently appear high on "best of" lists ranking educational institutions and quality of life.
Some of our recent mentions include:
- U.S. News & World Reports: Best Global Universities (2021)
- U.S. News & World Reports: Best National Universities (2021)
- Money: Best Places to Live (2020)
- College Choice: Best College for Outdoor Adventurers (2020)
- Forbes: America's Top Colleges (2018)
- Forbes: America's Best Value Colleges (2018)