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Since its founding in 1893 The University of Montana Western has been dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.
Today, the unique mission of Montana Western emphasizes experiential learning that combines theory and practice through projects and field experiences. This mission infuses the curriculum in:
- century-long tradition for excellence in teacher education
- growing strength in the interdisciplinary arts and sciences
- two-year associate degree programs responding to regional needs
Montana Western enrolls an average of 1,200 students who come to campus for an individualized learning experience that prepares them for rewarding professional careers and lifelong personal growth. Individualized education has been a campus trademark for over 100 years. Class sizes are kept small and all classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. Montana Western faculty are nationally recognized for their excellence and creativity and they have a genuine concern for the quality of academic and personal experience.
Students seeking enrichment and challenge beyond the normal course of study find the Honors Program a perfect option. Classes in the Honors Program are thematically-based interdisciplinary seminars. Honors classes provide opportunities to do independent research as well as offer experiential and service-learning components. Click on the link or the button to the left for more information on our Special Programs.
Western's campus is small, friendly, and beautiful. The compact, 34-acre campus assures easy access to each of the 17 major buildings.