Liberal Studies

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Formerly Liberal Studies

As one of the few Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences B.S. degrees in the country, the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) program provides a well-rounded and multidisciplinary education. The IAS Core curriculum stresses oral and written communication, quantitative and scientific analysis, ethical problem solving, and critical thinking, whereas the IAS Concentration allows students to ask and answer questions from multiple perspectives.

Students interested in earning a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can contact the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department ( or 406-496-4275) to speak with a faculty member. 

The Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department stand united for the ideals of diversity, acceptance, and inclusion at our university. We welcome all students to learn to the best of their abilities on our campus in an environment free from racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, and oppression. We uphold these ideals ourselves, and strongly encourage our colleagues across the university both to uphold these ideals, and to teach them when appropriate to our students as a way to move human society forward.



Liberal Studies at Montana Tech of the University of Montana is recognized and accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).

William Chance Scholarship

William Chance Scholarship

The Liberal Studies Department awards The William Chance Scholarship each academic year. The amount of the scholarship varies, depending on the number of applicants. Each applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 and be able to show involvement in college or community service. For more information please contact: Professor Michael Masters (

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