College Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan


We cultivate a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable world through transformative leadership, scholarship, education, and outreach.


To be a global center of academic excellence in the sciences, humanities, and arts for an increasingly technological world. 

Strategic Priorities

Our teacher-scholar model provides the foundation for experiential learning, innovative research and scholarship, and civic leadership that is based on the sciences and arts and fosters sustainable practices and a deep understanding of our contemporary world’s social and cultural contexts.

To accomplish this, we:

  • Prepare College of Sciences and Arts students for forward-looking careers by offering cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programs designed to address a broad spectrum of societal challenges while grappling with the complexity and diversity of the contemporary technological world.
  • Provide essential education to help Michigan Tech undergraduate students develop communicative, analytical, creative, and cultural skills that are necessary for civic engagement and success in any profession or field.
  • Engage in cutting-edge research (disciplinary and interdisciplinary) and scholarship to expand and explore the challenges of the human, natural, and built worlds.

Areas of Research Focus

Health and Quality of Life

As individuals and society face continued threats to health and well-being, we will expand research, creative activities, and education to improve human health and quality of life.

Sustainability and Resiliency

We support efforts to preserve the capacity of communities to ensure human well-being and harmony with the natural world for present and future generations.  

Human-Technology Frontier

At the intersection of human capabilities and technological advancements, the potential to revolutionize how we live and interact aided by tools and technologies (such as artificial intelligence, quantum technology, predictive analytics, imaging, and data) is enormous, as is the challenge of ensuring that humans utilize technology ethically and responsibly to meet societal needs.

Portrait of 2026

The College of Sciences and Arts expects to grow in the coming years, targeting the following goals by July 1, 2026.

  • Tenure Track Faculty ≈ 150
  • Instructional Track Faculty ≈ 40
  • Undergraduate enrollment ≈ 950
  • Graduate enrollment, MS ≈  150
  • Graduate enrollment, PhD ≈  200
  • External research expenditures ≈ $10 M

To enhance the educational experience of our students, the College expects to complete the following key initiatives by July 1, 2025:

  • Implement Essential Education Program 
  • Prepare Curriculum Roadmap
  • Create online certificate programs for every department