Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Sciences and Arts!

The College of Sciences and Arts (CSA) at Michigan Tech provides comprehensive education, research, and innovation in various scientific, humanities, and technical arts disciplines focusing on achieving academic excellence, advancing research and scholarship, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. We seek to cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills among students, preparing them for what tomorrow needs.
The College also plays a critical role in the education of every Michigan Tech student through the wide array of courses we offer as part of general education. Our arts, humanities and sciences programs reflect our place in a technological university. From sound design and audio technology to actuarial science, human factors, applied physics, biology, chemistry, and business analytics to technical communication, medical laboratory science, and exercise science, the College offers many distinctive degree programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The College promotes and supports cutting-edge research and scholarly activities in the sciences, humanities, and arts. It encourages faculty and students to engage in research projects, contribute to knowledge and innovation, and disseminate their findings. The research projects include turning plastics into protein for use as an emergency food source; making clouds to study the physics of the earth's atmosphere; understanding the impacts of multitasking on cognitive performance; using hydropower to store energy in old hard-metal mines; understanding the ways in which new media technologies can facilitate the spread of misinformation; and uncovering how the central nervous system regulates the cardiovascular function and body fluid and sodium homeostasis, and their impacts on diseases like congestive heart failure and hypertension. 

We invite you to explore the College and its departments. Our programs are small enough that faculty and students interact easily. Opportunities for both undergraduates and graduates to join faculty in research are plentiful. Yet the College is large enough to cover many exciting areas in each field. Faculty and staff are eager to help students find the program of study that best suits them. At Tech, we are determined to help create the future through education and research.

Visit us any time; we believe that once you see our campus, meet our faculty, and enjoy our beautiful surroundings in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, you'll agree Michigan Tech is the place for you. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions. 

As we grow, I hope you'll consider becoming part of the College of Sciences and Arts family. Whether you are a prospective student, parent, or future colleague, I welcome you to join our community of professionals creating the future. Tomorrow needs you, too.
Ravi Pandey
Dean, College of Sciences and Arts
Professor of Physics
Fellow of the American Physical Society