Students from many majors work together on real-world industry projects as part of the Enterprise program, from cleaner snowmobiles and improved forest management to better skateboards and videogames. Michigan Tech has one of the nation’s largest programs in scientific and technical communication and has top-ten enrollments in environmental and mechanical engineering.
The newest addition to campus is the Great Lakes Research Center, which will open in 2013. Located on the Keweenaw Waterway, the center will house laboratories and classrooms supporting researchers and students working with Great Lakes biological, chemical and physical studies. The facility will be designed and equipped in support of instruction, experimental laboratories and outreach efforts..
More than 57.2 percent of students are enrolled in the College of Engineering. The College of Sciences and Arts accounts for 24.5 percent; Graduate School, 17.8 percent; the School of Business and Economics, 6.7 percent; the School of Technology, 5.2 percent; and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, 4.0 percent. Michigan Tech’s graduate programs continue to grow in stature. Enrollment is increasing while students gain access to the latest theories, equipment, and scholarship while working closely with faculty members who are acknowledged leaders in their fields.Michigan Tech is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET; and the surveying program is accredited by the Related Accreditation Commission of ABET. The forestry program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters, the chemistry program offers American Chemical Society-approved options, and the secondary teacher certification programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Education. The School of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier business accrediting organization in the US. Only about 400 US. business programs (of 1,200 nationwide) have earned this distinction.
Traditions include K-Day, which is an afternoon to enjoy McLain State Park on the shores of Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. The Parade of Nations is a celebration (including food) of more than sixty nations of the world who have students and faculty and staff members at Michigan Tech. During homecoming weekend, students enjoy a football game, queen coronation, contests, and various special events. The biggest event is Winter Carnival, when massive snow statues emerge on campus and in the towns. Skits, queen competition, first-class entertainment, ice hockey, numerous special events (including broomball), and tourists everywhere make this a great event. Before hitting the books one more time for finals, students take a break on the campus mall for Spring Fling and celebrate with games, food booths, music, and more.
Houghton is located about a 4-hours’ drive from Green Bay, 7 hours from Minneapolis, and 10 hours from Detroit. The Houghton County Memorial Airport (code CMX) has twice daily flights to Chicago that connect to other major cities and bus service to Houghton is also available.
Some graduate courses are open to undergraduates with faculty approval. The International Programs and Services Office helps international students adjust to life in Houghton, and nearly 1,000 students come from approximately sixty other nations to study at Michigan Tech.
Audio Production and TechnologyBS
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology FocusBS
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry FocusBS
Clinical Laboratory ScienceBS
3+1 or 4+1 Cytotechnology
3+1 or 4+1 Histotechnology
Communication, Culture, and MediaBA
Language and Diversity
Computer Network and System AdministrationBS
Computer Systems ScienceBS
Ecology and Environmental Sciences, AppliedBS
Electrical Engineering TechnologyBS
Liberal Arts, HistoryBA
Management Information SystemsBS
Materials Science and EngineeringBS
Mechanical Engineering TechnologyBS
Operations and Systems ManagementBS
Sciences and Arts, General
Scientific and Technical
Secondary Teacher CertificationBS
Technology and Design
Liberal Arts (History)BA
Law and Society
Sports and Fitness ManagementBS
Theatre and Electronic Media PerformanceBA
Theatre and Entertainment TechnologyBA, BS
Wildlife Ecology and ManagementBS
Michigan Tech offers certificate programs in Advanced Modern Language, Actuarial Science, Coaching Endorsement, Electric Power Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Global Technological Leadership, Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering, Industrial Forestry, International Sustainable Development Engineering, Media, Modern Language, Writing, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Michigan Tech’s minors are Aerospace Studies, American Studies, Applied Geophysics, Art, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioprocess Engineering, Chemistry, Coaching Fundamentals, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Data Acquisition and Industrial Control, Diversity Studies, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Materials, Enterprise, Environmental Studies, Ethics and Philosophy, Fish Biology, French, Geological Engineering, German, Historical Studies, Hydrogen Technology, International French, International German, International Spanish, International Studies, Journalism, Law and Society, Manufacturing, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Military Arts and Science, Minerals Processing, Mining, Municipal Engineering, Music, Music Composition, Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physics, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Sciences, Polymer Science and Engineering, Product Design, Psychology, Remote Sensing, Social and Behavioral Studies, Spanish, Structural Materials, Technical Theatre, Theatre Arts
The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts is within walking distance of all residence halls and features nationally known lecturers, musicians, comedians, and theatrical performers as well as Michigan Tech’s own productions. The student-run newspaper, the Lode, has won national and state awards and the campus radio station, WMTU, allows students to be disc jockeys. The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, the official “Mineralogical Museum of Michigan,” is the home of one of the nation’s premier collections of crystals, minerals, and ores. The collection contains more than 30,000 specimens, including the world’s finest display from Michigan’s copper and iron mining districts.
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The financial aid process begins with filing an application for admission. Students should apply for admission by January 15 of the year in which they plan to enroll.
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