Frequently Asked Questions (for Gallatin College/MSU)
Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) degrees are minimum 30 credits (~1 year), Associate
of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are minimum 60 credits (~2 years)
These degrees are designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce. Credits taken in these programs do not typically apply to Bachelor’s degree requirements.
Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees are minimum 60 credits
These degrees are designed for transfer toward a Bachelor’s degree.
It depends on the class. Developmental math and developmental writing classes are open to MSU students. Workforce and general education courses typically utilize a Gallatin College enrollment restriction and offer priority enrollment to Gallatin College students. MSU students who would like to take these courses may contact Gallatin College and may be allowed to register if space is available and pre-requisites are met.
There are a few exceptions of courses that have been designed to also meet MSU students’ needs: Medical Terminology, Welding Theory/Practical I, Intro to Computers, CAD 1, and Intro to Interior Design are examples. Students are encouraged to contact Gallatin College if they are interested in enrolling or have questions about availability.