College of Science and Engineering Dean's Welcome

David Ford, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Thank you for your interest in the College of Science and Engineering at Central Michigan University. We pride ourselves on providing a world-class scientific and technical education with a human touch. Our status in a high-research-activity university and our connections to industry and government will position you for post-graduation success. Every day more than 15,000 CSE alumni are using their CMU educations. Below are some highlights of the CSE experience.

CSE is the home to more than 36 academic programs across nine departments. We’ve got you covered, whether you want to earn a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. degree in Conservation Biology, or a Ph.D. in the Science of Advanced Materials – or maybe you want to pick up a post-graduate certificate in Data Mining to keep your skills current. I encourage you to search our website for programs of interest to you. Our team in the CSE Student Success Center is here to help you, including with focused pre-health advising.

The learning in CSE is not confined to the classroom. Our students are active in research with faculty and co-ops or internships in industry and government. Student chapters of professional organizations, like the Society of Women Engineers and American Chemical Society, host fun and inclusive events with professional development opportunities. The Science and Engineering Residential College is an important part of the social fabric of the college. CSE is the home of CMU’s Baja and Formula automotive teams, who are active and successful in national competitions.

Our alumni work in exciting and meaningful jobs. Some are teaching the next generation of students in K-12 or college classrooms. Others continue for professional degrees in medicine, nursing, or other health professions. Many are engineers for regional manufacturing companies, large automotive corporations, or statewide energy utilities. Several of our meteorology alumni regularly appear on television and other media, and I recently met an alumna working as a forensic scientist for a major metropolitan police force – a real-life CSI! A degree from CSE opens a world of possibilities.

We hope that you will visit us, virtually and in-person, and choose to start (or continue) your journey with us. Fire Up Chips!

David M. Ford, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science and Engineering