Bozeman is home to Montana State University (MSU), an institution that combines the best in academics and the beauty of the great outdoors. The campus is nestled amid majestic mountains and plentiful trees, providing shade and inspiration for students. Montana State University is one of only 108 institutions selected as a "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Graduates of one of their 125 programs have significant advantages for employment opportunities. Curriculum areas include arts, natural science, humanities, and social science. Whether you are beginning with an associate’s or seeking a doctorate, MSU will give you an exceptional education.
Nature at Its Finest
Bozeman’s surrounding area is a ski lover’s paradise. There are several resorts in the vicinity, with plenty of fresh, clean powder. You can sign up for lessons if you are a beginner or grab your poles and push off for adventure on one of many intermediate or advanced slopes. If skiing or snowboarding is not where your outdoor interests lie, take a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Considered the world’s first national park, this historic park offers visitors a fascinating exploration into the largest surviving ecosystem of this temperate zone. Be sure to visit Yellowstone Lake, centered above the biggest supervolcano in North America.
Glimpses of the Past
Natural history meets technology in Bozeman, with two fascinating but different museums. The American Computer Museum may be the oldest existing museum of its kind in the world with countless exhibits telling the history of computers and communication devices. The museum has won more than a dozen awards for its exhibits on robots, wireless communication, and women in technology. The Museum of the Rockies is affiliated with both the university and the prestigious Smithsonian Institute. Dinosaur lovers will delight in the exhibits here. The museum is home to the United States’ largest collection of remains and the largest existing Tyrannosaurus skull.