Michigan Tech’s College of Sciences and Arts offers truly exciting, even unique undergraduate and graduate programs (30 degrees and 36 minors) consistent with being a “technological university.” Of course there are STEM programs in the physical, natural and life sciences, mathematics and statistics, computer science, and software engineering, but do you know there are programs in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral science programs such as sound design, applied cognitive psychology and human factors, teacher certifications, environmental policy, and scientific and technical communication that are equally at home in a “technological university”? Check us out!

Note from the Dean

CSA Dean Search

The College of Sciences and Arts is in the process of a searching for a new dean. The dean, the chief academic and administrative officer for the college, provides leadership in shaping the vision for the future of the role of the CSA within the University, the state of Michigan, higher education, and society at large, and is responsible for fostering successful collaborations among personnel, other areas of the University, and external constituencies.

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  • 70%
    undergraduate areas of study
  • 20+
    graduate areas of study
  • 1600+
    total enrollment

 

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Picking a college major can see daunting. There are so many options! Not sure? Michigan Tech's General Sciences and Arts program is designed to let students explore fields of study and career avenues for a semester or two under the direction of a committed faculty member and advisor. 

 

CSA Academy

Mary Jane Kachmarsky Knapp

'72

Dr. MJ Kachmarsky Knapp graduated from Michigan Technological University in three years in 1972 with a BS in Biology and Pre-Med. She furthered her medical education at Georgetown University and Wayne State University, earning her master’s in physiology and pharmacology, summa cum laude. Her research in blood coagulation under professor Dr. Walter Seegers included studies of Antithrombin III, Thrombin and Heparin. . . .

CSA Academy

Lisa Harrington

'85

Lisa M. Harrington graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1985 with a BS in Mathematics. Colonel Harrington entered the Air Force in 1985 as a graduate of Michigan Technological University’s ROTC Program. Over the next 24 years of her military career, Lisa served in a wide variety of assignments at base, major command, headquarters Air Force and Combatant Command levels. Colonel Harrington commanded . . .

CSA Academy

Carl Adams

'62

Carl Adams received his BS degree in Applied Physics from Michigan Tech in 1962. He earned an MS degree in 1963 and a PhD in 1966 from Purdue University in Industrial Administration. In 1966, he joined the Systems Analysis Group in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

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The CSA digital viewbook showcases exciting and deeply interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities.  Many faculty welcome undergraduates to join their research teams!