Information for Academic Advisors

Annual updates to General Education Courses

Changes to General Education

Revised General Education H

Cultural & International Diversity (X)
Democracy and Citizenship (Y)

Writing program labels changed!

  1.   Introductory College Writing (Composition)
  2.   Intermediate College Writing (Approved Writing)
  3.   Advanced College Writing (Upper- division writing requirement for the major)

General Education Options for Transfer Students

  • In order to determine if transfer course work satisfies General Education requirements, the credits for each course are rounded.  For example, if a student transfers in two N-courses each worth 2.66 credits, each course counts as 3 N-credits towards the Group XI requirement.  On the other hand, an L-course worth 2.49 credits does not satisfy the Group V requirement of 3 L-credits.
  • Students who have earned 20 or more credits equivalent to the approved Montana University System Transfer Core as a degree-seeking student at another institution prior to their initial registration at UM-Missoula, may choose to complete the MUS Transferable General Education Curriculum rather than the UM-Missoula General Education requirement


  • Several courses lost their crosslisting status acording to procedure 201.45.  Departments are encouraged to revise their elective lists to include formerly crosslisted courses.

New Programs, Options and Certificates Fall 2016

New Undergraduate Certificates

  • Global Leadership
  • Computer Programing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health and Behavior Coaching
  • Teaching & Learning

New Graduate Certificates

  • Principal Leadership Certificate
  • Superintendent Leadership Certificate
  • Health-Focused Lifestyle Intervention (HFLI) Certificate
  • International Development Studies
  • Gifted Education
  • Early Childhood Education

New Missoula College Certificates

  • Business Media Design CAS, Pathway degree utilizes MC courses and MART online courses. 
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Heating Ventilation and Refrigeration HVAC CTS
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Precision Machin Tech CTS
  • Precision Machin Tech CAS
  • Construction Management CTS
  • Construction Helper CTS

New Majors

  • African American Studies
  • Hospitality Management AAS, Missoula College

New Minors

  • Communication Science Dissorders
  • European Studies

New Programs, Options and Certificates Fall 2015

  • Neuroscience BS
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Major
  • Early Childhood Minor in Counselor Education
  • African American Studies Certificate
  • Biochemistry Minor
  • Literature and the Environment Option in English
  • Big Data Analytics Certificate
  • Electronics Helper Certificate of Technical Skills
  • Energy Auditor / Commissioning AgentCertificate of Technical Skills
  • Recycling Technology Certificate of Technical Skills
  • Electronics Technology Certificate of Technical Skills
  • Minor in Business Management
  • Distance Delivery Elementary Ed in Counselor Education
  • On line offering of existing Associate of Arts degree
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Hospitality Certificate

    Curriculum proposals archive will have program descriptions if not yet available in the catalog.

    ASCRC Policy and Proceedure Updates