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. Four finalists have been invited to participate in on-campus interviews. 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. 

 

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Olive Kimball

'52, '00

Olive Cornish Kimball, a native of Calumet, graduated with a bachelor's degree in general science (medical technology) in 1952. She also earned both a master’s degree in science education and a PhD in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University. In addition, she has studied at Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University.

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Robert Nelson

'66

After graduating from Michigan Tech in 1966 with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, Robert Nelson started a distinguished business career working for several chemical companies. He also did graduate work at Wayne State University. In 1974 he began selling stock plastic shapes and finished goods for an industrial plastics distributor. Abbot Plastics, of which he is half-owner, co-founder, and current President, was started in . . .

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Randall Isaacson

'88, '86

Randall E. Isaacson graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1986 with a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Rhetoric and Technical Communication in 1988. His master's thesis studied language patterns in small group communication during simulated scientific problem solving.

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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!