Thank you for your interest in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University!

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Why Animal and Range Sciences?

Our well-respected undergraduate programs are designed to introduce you to a wide range of agricultural and natural resource courses and options in animal science, ranching systems, and natural resources and rangeland ecology that can serve as a springboard to many opportunities — some you may have already considered and others you might not know are possible.

Last fall, the Department of Animal and Range Sciences saw an 11% increase in enrollment, the largest increase of any other department at Montana State University.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to all aspects of the animal production industry, including livestock, water, range and pasture, wildlife management, nutrition, reproduction, and meat products. Through engaging course instruction — inside and outside of the classroom — we pass this dedication onto our students.

We place the highest priority on student education and career advancement, evidenced by our robust curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, investment in facilities and field laboratories, low student-instructor ratio, and our commitment to helping students gain valuable work experience.

Graduates of our programs find meaningful and impactful careers that combine their interests, skills and knowledge. 

We offer Bachelor of Science degrees in:


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.

Visit Us

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:

Denise Thompson

Denise Thompson

Animal & Range Sciences

Montana State University 
P.O. Box 172900 
Bozeman, MT 59717-2900 
(406) 994-5582 

About MSU and Bozeman

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Montana State University is a top-tier research university located in beautiful Bozeman, a city with a small-town vibe and big-city amenities. With a stunning backdrop of mountains, myriad 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.

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