College of Agriculture

Sreekala Bajwa, Vice President of Agriculture, Dean and Director
Tracy Dougher, Associate Dean of Academic Programs


Grounded in tradition and based on leading research, the programs housed in the College of Agriculture are designed to inspire the next generation of leaders. Students are exposed to a variety of disciplines, practices, hands-on experiences, research opportunities and engaging faculty and supportive advisors throughout their educational journey. MSU’s College of Agriculture offers a unique blend of opportunities and experiences for students passionate about agriculture and making a difference in the world.

The following list outlines all programs available to undergraduate students in the College. Although not required, many students declare a major in one subject area and minor in another to diversify their experience. Many of the programs listed below are interdisciplinary in nature and as such, courses and programs are shared among other colleges and departments at MSU. Visit our website agriculture.montana.edu or contact us at agstudents@montana.edu to learn more about our programs and career opportunities.

Note: MSU's programs in the biological sciences are distributed across multiple departments.  MSU does not have a single Department of Biology.  For related information, see Microbiology and Cell Biology and Neuroscience at MSU.

Available Undergraduate Programs:

Non-degree Programs:


Available Academic Minors:

Agricultural Business Minor
The Agricultural Business minor is specifically designed for management training with emphasis on finance, accounting, and managerial economics in agriculture-related businesses and industries.

Animal Science Minor
The minor in animal science is designed to give students a broad overview of the livestock industry.

Entomology Minor
The Entomology minor provides focused training in entomology for students majoring in agricultural and natural resource disciplines.

Environmental Horticulture Minor
The Environmental Horticulture Minor provides an overview of the science and art of growing and maintaining plants for food and for the enjoyment and improvement of the human environment. 

Genetics
Housed in four academic departments on campus (Animal and Range Science, Ecology, Microbiology and Immunology and Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology) the Genetics Minor is available to students majoring in these departments. 

Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology Minor
A Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology minor provides students with the basics of managing rangeland ecosystems for wildlife habitat, livestock production, and soil and water conservation.

Soil Science Minor
The Soil Science minor is designed to provide non-majors with fundamental soils courses in preparation for natural resource careers.

Technology Education Minor
Designed to develop and enhance students' technological literacy, the Technology Education minor is available to allow for diversity in personal interests and career aspirations.

Water Resources Minor
The Water Resources Minor is designed to encourage a student from any discipline to explore water resources beyond course work in their major.