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!

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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.

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Gary Fahnenstiel

'80

Gary Fahnenstiel was born in Saginaw, Michigan and has lived in the state his entire life. Gary earned his BS in Biology and Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University in 1978, but his vocation started at Michigan Technological University, where he had the chance to engage in research on Lake Superior as a MS student in Biological Sciences (’80). He pursued a doctorate at the University of Michigan (’86) and . . .

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Jeffrey Haskins

'86, '86

Dr. Haskins received dual BS degrees in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 1986. He earned a MS in Toxicology from the University of Michigan in 1988, and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences in 1998.

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John Christianson

'75

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, John Christianson grew up blocks from Lambeau Field during the Lombardi Glory Years which instilled in him a love of sports and competition. He graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School with high honors, while playing on the tennis team, participating in newspaper and forensics, and tutoring his classmates in chemistry, physics and calculus, foreshadowing his eventual career choice. . . .

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