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ACADEMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

School of Business Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 College of Education & Human Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 College of Forestry & Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 College of Humanities & Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 School of Journalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 College of Visual and Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Global Leadership Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Exploratory Studies Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Davidson Honors College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Missoula College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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SCHOOL OF

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Make your business education pay. LAST YEAR: $

296,000 $ 40,000 300+

in scholarships awarded to budding entrepreneurs business internships

Did you know? • L argest business school in Montana • Highest level of accreditation for business and accounting programs • Our students consistently score in 94th percentile on the national business major field test

Outside the classroom. • • • • •

Prepare taxes in remote Alaskan villages Create business and marketing plans for regional organizations Manage an investment portfolio worth $50,000 Explore cutting-edge techniques in data analytics from experts in the field Study abroad, join a student group and develop personal connections with faculty

AREAS OF STUDY

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES • Accounting • Finance • International Business • Management • Management Information Systems • Marketing

Learn more: business.umt.edu 4

CERTIFICATES • Accounting Information Systems • Big Data • Digital Marketing • Entertainment Management • Entrepreneurship • Sustainable Business Strategy


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You’ll find our recent graduates at top companies all over the world. Bank of America Boeing Citi Coca-Cola Deloitte Detroit Red Wings Disney E & J Gallo Ebay

Google Hewlett-Packard KPMG Microsoft Mondelez International Nike Oracle Pandora PepsiCo

PricewaterhouseCoopers Red Bull TOMS Shoes Toyota U.S. Forest Service U.S. Senate William Morris Endeavor Yahoo 5


THE PHYLLIS J. WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF

EDUCATION & HUMAN SCIENCES Change Minds. Change Lives.

Through community partnerships and innovative on-campus opportunities, students in the College of Education and Human Sciences find real solutions to real issues. Through state-of-the-art labs and centers such as the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism or the Institute of Educational Research and Service, hands-on work will help you see how your education makes a difference in people’s lives.

Customize Your Education.

Our college is in the business of human potential — yours and that of the people you will work with. Through various tracks within our degree programs, you can research the limits of the human body, help a child overcome a speech delay, or learn how you can impart your passion on the next generation as a teacher. Prepare yourself for a profession that will directly benefit people in your community and across the globe. Giving back while getting paid — that’s a good business to be in.

Real-World Experience.

College of Education and Human Sciences courses get you out of the classroom and into job-like settings. Gain valuable experience at the on-campus Learning and Belonging Preschool, in local physical therapy and athletic training clinics, or in school speech-language pathology offices. Complete your student teaching experiences at a local school here in Missoula or abroad in India or China. Through extensive and thorough real-world experiences, our students learn firsthand how to improve public health, manage a classroom, research human communication across the lifespan, and positively interact with parents and families.

Get Creative.

Use iPads and 3-D printers to teach a class of second-graders, incorporate exercise into the classroom to boost learning and promote healthy lifestyles, or help victims of brain injury regain language. Whatever major you choose, you will gain a wealth of practical skills you will draw from throughout your career.

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MAJORS AND ENDORSEMENTS Communicative Sciences & Disorders Teacher Education • Elementary Education (K-8) • Secondary Education (Grades 5-12) • M  inors in Special Education, Literacy/Reading, Library Media

Community Health Health Enhancement (K-12) Exercise Science • Applied • Pre-Professional • Pre-Athletic Training

Learn more: coehs.umt.edu 7


COLLEGE OF

FORESTRY & CONSERVATION Learn > Work > Outside.

With millions of acres of federal and state lands surrounding campus and the college’s own forest just 30 miles away, you’ll DO land management and research projects. Our unique location gives you real experience managing resources as you explore everything from soil biogeochemistry to aquatic invertebrates. You can even work on issues overseas – students study climate change in Vietnam and sustainable tourism in Chile and India. Just be ready to get mud on your boots.

Outside the classroom.

Montana is the ideal classroom in which to study the natural world. Through field trips and lab excursions, you’ll investigate the issues and visit the habitats you’re studying in class. You can also join with other enthusiastic, like-minded students in one of our 10 student clubs. Clubs travel to professional conferences and help you connect with area professionals. You’ll also work directly with land managers to solve real problems locally, regionally and internationally.

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An education that makes a difference.

The College of Forestry and Conservation offers Bachelor's of Science, Master's of Science and Ph.D. degrees to educate the next generation of wildlife biologists, forest rangers, ecologists, park rangers, and more. You’ll be taught by internationally renowned faculty in the classroom, lab, and outside. You will work on complex issues such as global climate change, wildland fire, water availability, human interaction with nature, wildlife conservation, and forest resiliency.

Work that makes a difference.

College of Forestry and Conservation students work and intern in the natural resource field while they’re in school. They also find professional jobs in their field of interest after they graduate. • 97% of CFC graduates are employed or in graduate school • 85% of those work in the field they studied in • 95% of CFC seniors hold a job or internship related to their major while in school; 80% of those are paid • Seasonal jobs lead to full-time employment: 10 years after graduating, 82% of alumni work full-time in their field • Alumni work for organizations like the U.S. Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, the National Park Service, ski resorts, private timber companies, universities, small businesses, and local government.

Learn more: cfc.umt.edu

MAJORS AND MINORS B.S. Ecological Restoration B.S. Forestry B.S. Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management B.S. Resource Conservation B.S. Wildlife Biology Minor in Climate Change Studies

Minor in Ecological Restoration Minor in Wilderness Studies Minor in Wildlife Biology Minor in Wildland Fire Sciences & Management M.S. and Ph.D. degrees also available 9


HEALTH PROFESSIONS & BIOMEDICAL COLLEGE OF

How you’ll thrive:

Health research and hands-on medicine start at UM. Work on cutting-edge research with faculty studying a vast array of biomedical and social sciences supported by major grants and endowments. Whether you’re interested in learning more about the brain, investigating treatments for disease and injury, or studying how to enact social change, we have the resources to get you involved with the research that matters most.

Foster a healthier future.

Our college specializes in preparing and training the health care providers and researchers of tomorrow. Students flourish in the Pre-Medical Sciences and Pre-Pharmacy program with access to personal advising, tutoring, and coursework for successful application to professional programs. Our nationally accredited degree offerings provide the education and training you need to work in research and public health settings or become a practicing pharmacist, physical therapist, or social worker. Study health at UM – we’ve paved the pathway to success.

Outside the classroom.

Our students see patients in our on-campus physical therapy clinic, travel across the state providing health care screenings through our pharmacy-based outreach program, and complete social work and public health practicums at hospitals, nonprofits and government agencies. Health care is our mission—serving communities at home and across the globe.

Learn how to:

Safeguard the public’s health in matters relating to medication use and distribution. Help someone regain mobility after an injury or optimize sport performance. Assess global pandemics. Critically analyze social problems and empower individuals, families, and communities to promote a more just society. At UM, you’ll learn what kind of difference just one person can make to foster the health of many.

Learn more: health.umt.edu 10


SCIENCES AREAS OF STUDY

Pharmacy Physical Therapy

Public Health Social Work

Biomedical Sciences Pre-Medical Sciences

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COLLEGE OF

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

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Let your passion guide you. Immerse yourself in the humanities, seek answers through science, or gain insight from the social sciences. You’ll find your passion here, along with professors to inspire you. The College of Humanities and Sciences contains 23 departments as diverse as its student body. Whether you’re poring over the classics or peering into the mysteries of space, you’ll expand your universe here.

Learn how to:

Dig up dinosaur bones, process crime scenes, negotiate peace treaties, and more. From tracking grizzly bears to decoding the inner workings of the human brain, you’ll be on the cutting edge of discovery when you come to H&S.

Learn more: hs.umt.edu and check out “areas of interest”

SCIENCES

Biochemistry Biological Sciences Chemistry Climate Change Studies Computer Science Environmental Studies

Geosciences Mathematical Sciences Physics & Astronomy Pre-Engineering Pre-Medical Science Wildlife Biology 13


COLLEGE OF

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES Outside the classroom.

As a part of Missoula’s active community, the college offers many enriching opportunities off-campus. Explore Montana’s rich Irish or Native American roots through cultural events, work with a prestigious nonprofit organization in downtown Missoula, or take your interest across the globe as you travel with faculty to Asia, Africa, and beyond. At H&S, you’ll learn how to apply your education to an ever-changing world.

How you’ll thrive:

Students work with faculty members on the forefront of discovery in climate change, urban archaeology, the hunt for new planets, and more. From cybersecurity to ancient history, diverse academic programs and minors allow students to create an educational experience unique to their interests and talents. Come to H&S and discover the adventure that’s waiting for you.

HUMANITIES African-American Studies Creative Writing English Film Studies History Irish Studies Latin American Studies Liberal Studies Modern and Classical Languages   and Literatures Native American Studies Philosophy Religious Studies Women & Gender Studies 14

Learn more: hs.umt.edu and check out “areas of interest”


SOCIAL SCIENCES Anthropology Central and Southwest Asian Studies Communication Studies Economics Geography Human and Family Development Intercultural Youth and Family Development International Development Studies

Linguistics Military Sciences Nonprofit Administration Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Sociology South and Southeast Asia Studies

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SCHOOL OF

JOURNALISM Bring stories to life. The UM School of Journalism offers a world-class education in an intimate setting. Our classes are small and our standards are high. Our school is consistently ranked among the “top 10” journalism programs in the country. For 100 years, the UM J-School has followed one key principle: Our students learn reporting by doing it. Our courses take students into the field and offer them the opportunity to publish and broadcast while still in school. Students leave with a strong portfolio and with the practical experience they need to land jobs and compete in today’s competitive media landscape.

Outside the classroom. Our program extends beyond our building as you travel across the state, the region, and the world to complete your professional projects. Each year students report and photograph for ambitious capstone projects that include trips to Montana’s Indian reservations. Your work will appear in commercial outlets, on public broadcasting, and in our own publications, Native News and Montana Journalism Review.

How you’ll thrive: If you’re passionate about telling stories, Montana Journalism is the place for you. You’ll learn how to tell those stories through the written word, audio, video, and photography. Your experienced professors will guide your study through investigations, documentaries, features, and hard news.

AREAS OF STUDY

Digital Skills and Multimedia Production Print and Photojournalism Television News

Video Production Audio production GRADUATE PROGRAM

Environmental Journalism

Learn more: jour.umt.edu 16


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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

COLLEGE OF

“The arts play a unique role in our human conversation, teaching us how to listen, hone our powers of observation, work together, account for time and space, and make critical choices based on historical context, practical experience, and the interpretation of ideas. The arts teach us to interact with texts and materials, our bodies, our emotions, nature, the familiar and the unknown, and most significantly, with each other. As you experience and explore all the creative possibilities that emanate from UMArts, you will emerge transformed both as a person and an artist.� - Stephen Kalm, Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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• L  and Your Dream Job - Art and music education graduates enjoy a 100 percent job placement. UM alumni educate students around the globe. • P  erform - More than 100,000 people attend UM theatre, music, dance, art, and media performances each year. • F  ind Inspiration - More than 3 million acres of wilderness within a 100-mile radius. With two national parks, 10 wilderness areas and some of the wildest rivers in the lower 48 all within a day’s drive, UM is a premier location to find inspiration in the great outdoors. • E  xplore - “The more time I’m spending here and the more I make films, the more I realize Missoula is a hub for filmmakers. There’s so much going on here, and it’s really growing.” - Rachel, current UM student • C  ollaborate - The creative arts provide a vibrant environment in which interdisciplinary skills are honed and students are encouraged to develop as artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, and professionals.

• C  reate - Innovative course offerings and delivery methods allow students to pursue diverse paths, preparing them to thrive in today’s creative economy. • F  ind Balance - UM, the cultural hub of the region, combined with myriad outdoor and community opportunities, makes learning exciting. • C  onnect to Community - UM engages in our communities through music camps, community music school, Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Montana Reparatory Theatre (national touring company), exhibitions, and filming in Montana. The University of Montana is also a prominent partner in Missoula’s Any Given Child Program (the only city in the region selected by the Kennedy Center to participate).

START HERE, THRIVE ANYWHERE Acting Art Art Education Art History & Criticism Ceramics Digital Animation Digital Filmmaking

Drawing Dance Integrated Digital Media Instrumental Jazz Studies Media Arts Music

Learn more: umt.edu/umarts /cvpa.um

Music Composition Music History Music Education Music Performance Painting Photography

Printmaking Sculpture Sonic Arts Theatre Theatre Design/Technology Theatre Education

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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

GLOBAL THEMES

• Culture and Politics • Natural Resources and Sustainability “In two months, I learned more about myself, other people, and the environment than I thought possible. To anyone considering a similar opportunity, without a doubt, do it. Explore a place with your whole head and heart.”

20 GLI Fellow Cody Dems harvests food for a community dinner during his GLI field experience in Montana’s Swan Valley.

• Public and Global Health • Social Inequality and Human Rights • Technology and Society “Studying in India has changed the way I view everyday life. It’s easy to learn about poverty and the problems facing the world, but seeing them firsthand is an entirely different type of knowledge that you can only get from experience.”

GLI Fellow Kaci Felstet sits with a family in a village outside of Pune, India, during her UM study abroad program.


A Community Making a World of Difference. UM’s Global Leadership Initiative is a four-year fellowship program that delivers students exclusive experiences with a community of learners. Fellows participate in small, interdisciplinary freshman seminars and special lectures. As sophomores, students develop leadership skills through workshops and interact with world-class leaders. Fellows have the opportunity to study abroad or complete internships as juniors. Diverse teams complete senior capstone projects to solve a problem or address a community issue under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The GLI provides a unique set of marketable experiences in four years that expands a student’s thinking beyond his or her major.

Learn how to: Identify complex challenges facing our global society and collaborate with a diverse group to address those issues. Develop leadership skills and network with professionals. Apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems and develop real solutions.

OPEN TO FRESHMEN FROM ALL MAJORS. Learn more: umt.edu/gli 21


EXPLORATORY STUDIES PROGRAM Not sure about your major? Explore the possibilities. The Exploratory Studies Program (ESP) allows you to choose one of seven Exploratory Tracks and preview multiple majors in an area of interest, while still making progress toward your general education requirements. With ESP, you can start undecided and stay on track to graduate in four years.

Guided Discovery. We recognize that deciding on a major can seem daunting. As part of the program, you will be assigned a professional advisor to support you through a three-semester major exploration process. Your advisor will help you select appropriate classes based on your Exploratory Track and connect you with resources outside the classroom to equip you with enough information to confidently make your major declaration.

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EXPLORATORY TRACKS

Commerce & Communication Health Sciences Humanities Nature-Based

Science, Math & Technology Societal & Behavioral Sciences The Arts

Learn more about the program, including the majors in each Exploratory Track: umt.edu/oss/esp 23


DAVIDSON HONORS COLLEGE Learn how to:

Follow your curiosity with independent projects and self-directed study. Apply a rigorous spirit of inquiry to your education. Engage with your education to make it your own.

Discern as you learn.

The Davidson Honors College offers a supportive environment and close community that keeps students engaged and inspired. DHC professors cultivate strong mentoring relationships with students and push them to excel. You’ll work with renowned scholars, engage in lively classroom discussion in courses with a low student-to-teacher ratio, and compete for top national scholarships and fellowships.

Outside the classroom.

Study abroad in a country of your choice. Spend a summer on an international service-learning trip with the Global Grizzlies student group. Backpack through Yellowstone with the Wild Rockies Field Institute. In the DHC, you’ll find many ways to inject adventure into your learning.

How you’ll thrive:

In the honors college, you’re family from day one. The DHC building is at the heart of campus, and the students are the heart of the college. You’ll work closely with a faculty advisor to complete a senior thesis in an area of your particular interest.

AREAS OF STUDY

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All majors are free to apply. Students must maintain a high


Learn more: dhc.umt.edu academic standing and complete at least seven honors courses to graduate as a University Scholar.

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MISSOULA COLLEGE Start Here for a Great Career.

Missoula College programs are designed for students looking to fast-track their way to a rewarding career. Missoula College provides one- and two-year training for high-demand jobs in health care, applied computing, business technology, and industrial technology, or can prepare you for a four-year university program through the highly transferable Associate of Arts degree.

Hands-on is the Key to Success.

Build a solar-powered car, construct a house with your instructor, make rounds in local hospitals and clinics, create gourmet meals, master the controls of a front-end loader, troubleshoot a complex electronic circuit board or develop a killer sales and marketing plan for a local business. You’ll develop the skills needed to compete in today’s job market and have plenty of opportunities to practice in your field before you graduate.

AREAS OF STUDY Applied Arts and Sciences   Associate of Arts (A.A.)   Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Business Technology Accounting Technology (A.A.S.) Accounting Technology (A.A.S.) Computer Support option Administrative Management (A.A.S.) Customer Relations (Certificate) Culinary Arts (Certificate) Food Service Management (A.A.S.) Management Entrepreneurship option (A.A.S.) Management Sales and Marketing option (A.A.S.) Medical Information Technology (A.A.S.) Health Information Coding option Medical Administrative Assisting option Medical Reception (Certificate) Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.) Sales and Marketing (Certificate) 26

Applied Computing and Electronics Computer Aided Design (Certificate) Information Technology (A.A.S.) Information Systems Management option Network Management option Computer Support (Certificate) Electronics Technology (A.A.S.) Energy Technology (A.A.S.) Health Professions Pharmacy Technology (Certificate) Practical Nursing (A.A.S.) Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) Registered Nursing (A.S.)* Respiratory Care (A.A.S.) Surgical Technology (A.A.S.) * A.S. Degree in Registered Nursing only

Industrial Technology Building Maintenance (Certificate) Carpentry (Certificate, A.A.S.) Diesel Equipment Technology (A.A.S.) Heavy Equipment Operation (Certificate) Recreational Power Equipment (Certificate) Welding Technology (Certificate, A.A.S.)

ALL ONE- OR TWO-YEAR PROGRAMS


Learn more: mc.umt.edu

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