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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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

John Petkus

'78

John Petkus was born in Grosse Point, Michigan, earning his BA in Liberal Arts at Michigan Tech in 1978. He arrived just as the Scientific and Technical Communication degrees were being developed, and concentrated on this field before the degree was officially awarded. His senior independent study utilized the then-recent technological breakthrough of a portable video cassette camera to produce a university documentary . . .

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Randall Winans

'71

Dr. Winans received his B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan Tech in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cornell in 1975. He joined the Chemistry Division at Argonne National Laboratory where he is now Senior Chemist. In his distinguished career in fuel science he chaired conferences, served on review panels for DOE, NSF, and universities, and he is on the editorial board of several journals. In 1988 he received the . . .

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Marvin Shepherd

'69

Dr. Shepherd earned his B.S. in Biology in 1969 from Michigan Tech followed by a B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University in 1975, a M.S. from the University of Rhode Island in 1978, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1980.

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