MSU Billings Catalog

Chancellor's Welcome

Welcome to Montana State University Billings.  We are excited that you have chosen MSUB to pursue your academic, professional, and personal life goals as you continue preparing for your future in the 21st century.  Our goal is to make Montana State University Billings Your University of Choice and Educational Partner for a Lifetime.

I am extremely proud of our history of excellence at MSU Billings.  The faculty and students are a community of scholars dedicated to first-rate teaching and learning.  Faculty will challenge you academically, share their knowledge, and provide the one-to-one mentoring you need to be successful while a student at the University.

MSUB is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  All degree programs at MSU Billings are designed to provide students with the appropriate academic preparation to enter their chosen career fully prepared to meet the demands of a changing job market and a global economy, and to pursue a path of lifelong learning.

MSUB has developed several new initiatives to benefit students.  These include transitioning the City College to a comprehensive community college in order to better serve the needs of the community and students and opening a downtown Billings location including classrooms and computer labs providing greater access to academic offerings and services.

While you are here, please take advantage of all the University has to offer, from Advising & Career Services, Academic Support Center, online courses, state-of-the-art computer labs, distance learning facilities, and use of other current and emerging technologies.  The University also offers other enrichment experiences including an honors program and study abroad opportunities.  The University encourages experiential learning through internships, cooperative education, and other field experiences which help students confirm their career interests and develop the skills beyond those learned in the classroom and needed to prepare for success in the 21st century.

I encourage you to become involved in the community-based public service learning activities and programs.  For students with disabilities, please become familiar with services provided through our Disability Support Services program.  If you have been out of school for an extended period of time, you will find Student Support Services extremely useful.

Again, welcome to MSUB and best wishes for an exciting and rewarding academic experience.  Please accept my personal invitation and encouragement to become involved in all the University has to offer both in and out of the classroom.  Above all, enjoy your journey as you enrich you mind.  Please visit our University web page at where you will find additional information useful to you as you pursue your academic and career goals.

Dr. Daniel Edelman
Montana State University Billings