University of Montana, Western


The University of Montana Western is the only public college in the country to offer a block scheduling program. We call this innovative program Experience One (X1). Here’s how it works. Students take one class at a time, three hours each day for 18 days before moving on to the next class. In between, they enjoy a four day break to relax and recharge. Then the students move on to the next class. Taking four classes or “blocks” during the semester, students earn the same amount of credit they’d earn under traditional multi-class systems. Experiential learning, including internships, service learning, and research, is an integral part of most of our degree offerings.

Your professors and fellow students will be your close mentors, peers and collaborators. Professors will know your name and because they only teach one class at a time, will have your full attention. As a student at Montana Western, you will be part of a more effective and fulfilling learning environment.

Currently Montana Western has an enrollment of 1,345 with students from 34 states and 4 foreign countries. The average age of a full time student is 22. The average age of a part time student is 35. The student body is committed to both strong academic pursuits as well as diverse extracurricular activities including a wide range of athletics, clubs and student organizations.

Undergraduate degrees include:
• bachelor of science in elementary education
• bachelor of science in early childhood educatio
• bachelor of science in secondary education
• bachelor of science in business
• bachelor of science in natural horsemanship
• bachelor of arts in biological and biomedical sciences
• bachelor of arts in environmental sciences
• bachelor of arts in environmental interpretation
• bachelor of arts in literature and writing
• bachelor of arts in social science
• bachelor of arts in visual arts
• bachelor of arts in mathematics
• bachelor of applied sciences

Associate degrees include:
• associate of arts
• associate of science
• associate of applied science in education studies (paraprofessional program)
• associate of applied science in early childhood education, tourism and recreation, business, natural horsemanship, and equine studies

How much would I save with WUE?
Resident tuition:$3090
Nonresident tuition:$14150
WUE rate (Resident x 150%):$4635
WUE Savings:$9515

Important: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's Annual Tuition and Fees Report for AY2014 - 15 and do not include fees. Actual tuition rates may vary. These rates assume 30 credit hours per year. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Art - General   BA    
Art K-12   BS    
Associate of Arts General   ASSOC    
Associate of Science (General)   ASSOC    
Biology   BA    
Biology Teacher Education   BS    
Business   ASSOC    
Business & Communications Option   BA    
Business Administration - Management   BS    
Business Education   BS    
Creative Writing   BA    
Early Childhood Education   ASSOC, BS    
Earth Science Teacher Education   BS    
Education Studies   ASSOC    
Elementary Education   BS    
English Education   BS    
Environmental Science   BS    
Environmental Studies   BA    
Equine Science   BS    
Equine Studies   ASSOC    
General Science Broadfield   BS    
Health and Physical Education, General   BA    
History Education   BS    
History, General   BA    
Industrial Arts/Technology Education   BS    
Literature and Writing Option   BA    
Mathematics   BA    
Mathematics Education   BS    
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other   BS    
Music K-12   BS    
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other   BS    
Personal Health Improvement and Maintenance   BS    
Physical Education and Health K-12   BS    
Psychology, General   BA    
Secondary Education and Teaching   BS    
Social Science   BA, BS    
Social Science   BA    
Social Science Teacher Education   BS    
Sociology and Anthropology   BA    
Visual Arts   BA    

Enrollment Information

Please call our office 877-683-7331 to receive an application packet and set up a campus visit or apply on line. A full list of admission requirements as well as the on line application can be found at

Contact Information

Erica Jones
Director of Financial Aid
The University of Montana Western
Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-7511



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