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Associate of Science

Gain a foundation of general education studies with a concentration of coursework in mathematics and natural sciences.

Associate of Science (A.S.)

In the Associate of Science program at Gallatin College MSU, students take general education coursework with a concentration in mathematics and the natural sciences in preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program either at Montana State University or another institution. Designed for students who are undecided about their education goals, prefer smaller class sizes, need academic skills improvement or desire a more gradual entrance into university life, the A.S. program is designed for a broad number of academic paths. Courses in the A.S. program are scheduled to meet the needs of working adults and are offered primarily in the evening at the Gallatin College East campus.

The Pre-Healthcare option within the Associate of Science degree is designed for students completing Core and pre-requisite courses for transfer into either a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program in the health sciences. The courses required for this degree include the MSU Core/general education requirements and pre-requisite science courses

The Associate of Science program is part of Gallatin College MSU, southwest Montana’s two-year college.



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Perosnalized Experience
At Gallatin College MSU, a combination of small class sizes, hands-on education and training and highly qualified instructors with relevant industry experience makes for a student-centered approach focused on success and goal fulfillment.

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Ten Years of Excellence
Gallatin College MSU has been providing an accessible, student-centered education that supports individuals’ personal and professional goals since 2009.

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Unique Opportunities
At Gallatin College MSU, students are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Next Steps

Associate of Science students at Gallatin College MSU go onto pursue opportunities such as:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Study in the sciences
  • Study in mathematics
  • Study in the medical fields
  • Study in technology

To explore more career possibilities, Gallatin College MSU has a variety of resources available to help with navigating the job search process, including career services and internal job postings.




Sample Course Plan

To view a sample schedule for the Associate of Science program at Gallatin College MSU, please consult the official Montana State University course catalog for specific registration and advising information.