PU R S U E YOUR PA S SIO N ON E COURSE AT A T IM E Earn the same amount of credits as the traditional semester system Acquire an impressive portfolio of hands-on experience Gain an edge in entering graduate school & competitive job markets No juggling multiple courses at the same time Graduate-level research opportunities at the undergraduate level Perfectly designed to complement a study abroad trip 3 3 3 15 WEEK SEMESTER
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MONTANA WESTERN is the only U.S. public university offering a unique scheduling program called Experience One (X1). With X1, you take one course at a time for 18 days, take a short break, then move on to your next course. This structure provides students with immersive experiential learning, giving them a distinct advantage in their future careers and preparation for graduate school.
BRANDON HUNTER REN O, NE VAD A BUSI NE S S AD M I NIS T R AT IO N While Brandon was looking at universities to attend he wanted to explore somewhere new, and after hearing about Montana Western’s Experience One program, he decided to visit Dillon, Mont. Upon visiting, Brandon was met with open arms by Montana Western and the community of Dillon and knew this was where he wanted to be. Brandon chose to pursue a degree in Business for the versatility and possibilities that the degree provides. He says that Montana Western’s one course at a time approach has been a big advantage academically. Being able to focus on one subject at a time allowed Brandon to be fully immersed in the concepts that were being taught. As Brandon prepares to enter graduate school back home in Reno, Nevada, he is confident that Montana Western has given him all the tools he needs to succeed. “When I came to visit Montana Western the entire university and community felt very welcoming. I felt like they actually cared about my success rather than just being another number like at some other universities.”
PAUL HELFRICH MA MMOT H, WYOMI NG BI OLO GY The flexible block schedule at Montana Western has allowed Paul to participate in research experiences that are hard to find at the undergraduate level. From vegetative surveys in Glacier National Park to an internship on a coastal island in North Carolina, Paul’s entire journey at UMW has been experiential. Having extensive access to lab hours and one-on-one professor mentorships has given Paul tremendous opportunities as he continues his goal of attaining a Ph.D.
“It’s one thing to have a class and learn in a big lecture hall of 200 students, but it’s an entirely different thing when you are able to build one-on-one mentorships with your professors. Experience One has allowed me to conduct graduate level research at the undergraduate level.”
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JEWEL JOHNSON L E WI S TO WN, M O NTANA P S YC HO LO GY When Jewel was applying to universities, being able to provide for her young daughter was one of her top priorities. She needed an affordable university that would still allow her to have a great education. Jewel found just what she needed when she came to Montana Western. UMW’s affordability, along with its innovative Experience One program, allowed Jewel to pursue her education while still being able to spend time with and care for her daughter. “Everyone at Montana Western really helps you navigate the college experience. They try to make the process as easy as possible so that all your energy can go into focusing on your studies, which is really helpful when you’re trying to balance school and life.”
CAITLIN HORTERT P OR T L AND, OR E G ON ED UC AT I ON Caitlin has a passion for teaching and always knew she wanted to become a high school English teacher. After learning about Montana Western’s renowned education program and Experience One, Caitlin made the move from Portland, Oregon, to southwest Montana to start her degree in Secondary Education. Caitlin credits Montana Western’s small class sizes, experiential learning model and exceptional faculty for the knowledge and hands-on experiences that will allow her to excel in her professional field. “I don’t think I would be as knowledgeable in my field if it wasn’t for the opportunity to have small class discussion. I’ve learned not only from my professors, but my peers as well. You get a lot of peer interaction that you wouldn’t get in a traditional lecture hall.”
HEL ENA , M ONTANA EL EMEN TAR Y ED U C AT IO N & HE ALT H AND H U M AN PER F O R M ANCE
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JOEY PAULSONMORGAN A Montana Western alumnus, Joey was an active student and highly involved in Peers Advocating Towards Health, a program dedicated to helping people live healthier lifestyles. “The Health and Human Performance Lab is an incredible addition to the HHP Department’s offerings for students. Students can utilize the department’s stateof-the-art health monitoring equipment for their coursework and degrees while also being located in an area with plenty of outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and hiking.”
M AJO RS & M IN O RS
B I O LOGY Integrative Biology Molecular Bioscience Pre-professional Medical & Veterinary Sciences ECOLOGY Fish & Wildlife Ecology Integrative Ecology Quantitative Ecology B U S INE SS ADMINIS TR ATI ON Equine Management Farm & Ranch Operations Health & Fitness Management Small Business Management Management Accounting Outdoor Guide & Wildlife Outfitters Enterprise Management EA RLY CHILDHOO D ED U C ATI ON EA RLY CHILDHOOD ED U C ATI ON P -3 EL EME NTARY E DUC ATI ON Art K-12 Biology Business & Computer Applications Coaching Computer Science K-12 Drama K-12 Early Childhood Education Earth Science Earth Science Middle School English Instructional Technology Life Science Middle School Mathematics Middle School Physical Science Middle School Social Studies Middle School
EN VI RO N M E N TA L S US TA IN A B ILIT Y Environmental Naturalist Natural Resource Stewardship EN VI RO N M E N TA L S C IE N C E Geology Sustainable Natural Resource Management Wetlands Management K I N ES IO LO GY M ATH E M AT IC S Statistics & Data Analysis
Interdisciplinary Social Science Modern History Psychology Systems of Thought GL A S S V IS UA L A RT S Illustration Pre-Art Therapy Studio Art E N GLIS H Literature Professional Writing
N ATURA L H O RS E M A N S H IP Management Psychology Science Instruction
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE**
S ECO N DA RY E DUC AT IO N Art Education K-12 Biology* Business & Computer Applications Education Earth Science* English* General Science Broadfield * History* Interdisciplinary Social Science* Teacher Librarian Literacy K-12 Mathematics* Music K-12 Physical Education & Health Physical Education & Health K-12 Special Education K-12 Modern History
O P T IO N A RE A S : Fine Arts & Humanities Business Early Childhood Education Health & Human Performance Mathematics Natural Science Social & Behavioral Science Interdisciplinary Core T H E F O LLOW IN G M IN O RS C A N B E CO M B IN E D W ITH A N Y M A JO R: Business Drama Equine Studies Music Glass
BACHELOR OF ARTS S OCIA L S C IE N C E Anthropology & Sociology Constitutional Studies
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An enriching extracurricular life is crucial to a positive experience as a student, and Montana Western is brimming with activities, organizations, student groups, clubs and solid support networks. We are here to help our students along their educational journeys. CLU B S Joining a club, club sport or intramural sport can be one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences of a studentâ€™s college career. There is no shortage of engaging activities and events at Montana Western. Join one of our exciting clubs or charter your own!
CA M PU S L IFE Students come together through campus activities to celebrate their Bulldog pride. The Bulldog Athletic Recreation Center (BARC) is home to athletic events and community celebrations such as the Bulldog Bash and Rodeo Banquet. Students gather at the SUB to kick back in The Cup coffee house & lounge area, play games in the DAWG House Billiards Room and purchase Bulldog gear, supplies and snacks at the campus Bookstore and C-store. The Bulldog Life & Guest Services Center houses Residence Life; students can get their Bulldog Cards and access Dining Services and orientation information. ASUMW and the KDWG campus radio station are also located in the SUB.
S TUDE N T SE RV I CE S Our residence halls are an environment conducive to the achievement of your academic goals and we strive to make your stay on campus stress-free, safe, and fun. Our wellness programs enhance the quality of studentsâ€™ lives through the utilization of recreation facilities, promotion of services and health programming and education about healthy lifestyle choices.
Medical care services for students are provided through a partnership with Community Health Clinic, and in-person and e-counseling services are also available for free to all students by our licensed counselors to help you reach your goals. Academic support and tutoring through the Learning Center, TRIO, Multicultural Center and Disability Services provide guidance and support to students in their academic pursuits.
BALEIGH DOYLE PARK ER , C O LO R AD O M AT HEMAT I C S & BUSINE S S AD M INIS T R AT IO N During her time at Montana Western, alumna Baleigh Doyle completed two internships with NASA, and is now pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Montana. “Experience One allows you to learn how to work in teams, and how to produce work efficiently and quickly. My team at NASA was impressed by how I was able to jump in and start contributing right away. This wouldn’t be possible without the Experience One program at Montana Western.”
K AL I SPEL L , MONTANA EN V I R ONMENTAL SC I ENC E Kori Mooney, a transfer student, credits Montana Western’s unique Experience One program for allowing her to gain real world experience in her field of study. Environmental Science Department faculty member, Dr. Spruce Schoenemann, assisted Kori with applying for grant funding from the Montana Space Grant Consortium to pursue her interest in climate change research. “Experience One has allowed me to fully immerse myself into my courses. Along with the grant, Dr. Schoenemann also assisted me with method development in my research as well as involving me in several other climate modeling projects as an undergraduate at UMW.”
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The Natural Horsemanship program at Montana Western has allowed Dawson to pursue opportunities he never thought he could. Through internships and hands-on sales classes, Dawson was able to gain unique connections in the agricultural and ranching industry in the Dillon area. As a double major in Natural Horsemanship and Business Administration, Dawson says that UMW’s block schedule proved vital when trying to balance classwork, internships, and his social life. “Experience One really gives you that hands-on learning approach that I was looking for. I feel more prepared to pursue a horsemanship or business career because I’ve gotten so much real-world experience.”
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Exchange. Students who are residents of qualifying states may be eligible to enroll at participating two and four-year institutions outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate, or receive a scholarship valued at more than $9,000 annually. For information on the WUE scholarship, visit: w.umwestern.edu/section/wue or call UMW Admissions at 877.683.7331.
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FINANCIAL AID GR A NT S / LOANS are typically disbursed by the federal government. Grants are awards given to students based on financial need. Loans are money that must be repaid with interest. Students can submit a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year starting on October 1.
WO R K S T U DY is a work program offered
on a first-come, first-serve basis in which a student is employed part-time in an on-campus position while enrolled in school to help pay their education expenses.
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are provided through UMW and other organizations. They are based on factors including academic merit, financial need and community involvement. Students can submit a scholarship application on the UMW homepage starting in November. UMW's scholarship deadline is January 15.
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ISABEL MOUGHAMIAN I DAH O C I T Y, I D AHO F I N E AR T & P S YCHO LO GY Growing up in a rural town in Idaho, Isabel was used to a small, hands-on classroom setting and that is what initially drew her to Montana Western. As an art major, Isabel enjoys Montana Western’s block schedule because of the creative focus it allows her to have. Being able to devote all her energy and attention to one subject has allowed Isabel to dive deeper into her art and other courses. After graduation, Isabel plans to attend graduate school and is thankful to have the support of UMW’s faculty to help her during the process. “The personal relationships that I was able to have with professors made me feel like I have a lot of support through school here, and even now as I look into Master's degree programs. I have several people to ask for help and direction as I navigate into this new chapter of my life.”
AVA NELSON L I V I NG S TON, MONTANA ENG L I SH The support and constructive feedback received at Montana Western, in the form of one-on-one time with professors, is what first inspired Ava to pursue a career in writing. "My sophomore year, I started working for Montana Western as a writer, covering university news and events in the Communications Department. This experience gave me the instant opportunity to work for the River Press, a newspaper in Fort Benton, Mont., after graduation. UMW supported my goals by giving me the tools and unique experience I needed to excel in journalism and writing.”
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