​​What does it mean to be a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences? Check out profiles of some of our students (and alums)!

​Anthrop​ologyAndrea Ost

​Andrea Ost completed an anthropology major and spent a summer getting real-world archaeology experience at the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse and the former Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School site. 

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Andrea Goudie

​ ​Andrea Goudie is pursuing a minor in Anthropology. She says internships help you discover the world. She completed an internship with St. Vincent Catholic Charities working in refugee services. View profile

Jennifer Webb

Anthropology major Jennifer Webb used a 3D printer to create exact replicas of Homo naledi fossils found in a South African cave. She also completed an internship in forensic anthropology with Servicio Medico Legal de Chile in Santiago, Chile. 

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​Josh Weirick pursued an English major and worked as a consultant at the CMU Writing Center and a tutor for the CMU English Language Institute. View video

​Environmental Studies &
Political Science

Meghan Marx

Meghan Marx completed a double-major in Environmental Studies and Political Science. In 2015, she completed a waste reduction and sustainability project with the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Read profi​le
French & Cultural & Global Studies

While stepping out of her comfort zone so far from home was a daunting idea at times, Ren Crudele, a double-major in French and Cultural and Global Studies, spent her first year at CMU exploring and discovering organizations, communities and places she could call her own.

French & Political Science
Jami Watson
With a major in French and a minor in Political Science, Jami Watson plans to pursue a graduate degree in intercultural communications on her path to a career in diplomacy. She spent one semester studying abroad in France and will spend her last semester at CMU studying abroad in Japan. Read profi​le


Joseph Moore
​History major Joseph Moore says your experiences outside the classroom will help shape you and that faculty & staff are here to help you succeed. Read profile


Tia Hall

Tia Hall is a neuroscience major who is conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease. Tia wants to get a doctorate to conduct human research, which is the final leg of research before it becomes a treatment. Tia never imagined that she would be interested in neuroscience, but once she discovered the power of research she was hooked. View video

Hannah Brinkman​Hannah Brinkman is a double major in neuroscience and chemistry. Studying abroad in South Korea helped her learn new perspectives about her view of the world. View profile

Image of Delaney Schoenbine with the Chippewa Marching Band.

​Delaney Schoenbine is a double major in neuroscience and psychology. She is the Chippewa Marching Band's featured twirler and is an active participant in the Colleges Against Cancer student organization, a group that works to raise awareness about different cancers while also raising funds for the American Cancer Society. View profile

​Political Science

Image of Emma Dale in the CM Life office.
​​As the editor-in-chief of the student-led newspaper CM Life, Emma Dale's daily life revolves around stories. But she wouldn't have it any other way. The journalism and political science double major from Grand Haven, Michigan has always wanted to be a journalist. Read profile

Political Science

Donovan Watts

​Donovan Watts majored in political science and completed an internship with Michigan Sen. Bert Johnson. Read profile


Josh Finch

​Josh Finch majored in psychology major and religion. He says CMU faculty members helped him discover which programs best matched his interests. View video

Emileigh StollAs a first-generation college student, psychology major ​Emileigh Stoll wasn’t entirely sure what she could expect when she started school at CMU. What she found was a home. Emileigh is an honors student a​nd a recipient of the Centralis scholarship. Read profile

Social Work​

Heather Syrette

​Heather Syrette is pursuing a major in Social Work and minors in Psychology and Youth Studies. She volunteers through the CMU-Niijkewehn youth mentoring program. Read profile


​As a first-generation college student, just stepping foot on a college campus was a success for Emmanuel "Mane" Patiño Gómez. But he didn't stop there. During his time at CMU, Mane took advantage of many unique opportunities available to students. Read profile


Student Opportunities 

Archaeology Field School

As part of their Archaeological Field Methods summer course, 10 anthropology students traveled to the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse in Emmet County to dig up the building's storied history. [View news story]



CMU students were given a chance through a forensic anthropology class to investigate a fictional crime scene outside of Anspach Hall. Taught by Cathy Willermet, anthropology faculty member, she led her students through gathering evidence, photographing, and investigating the scene as part of the exam​.


Internships in State Government

The Capitol City Internship Program at CMU provies real-world experiences in Michigan legislative, executive, state and special interest offices. Katilyn Alexander, a double-major in public administration and biology, completed an internship in Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's office. Darrin Scholten, a political science major ​with a concentration in public administration and a minor in legal studies, completed an internship with State Representative Daniela Garcia. Read more here.


Study Abroad

Students fr​om the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences love to travel the world and learn about other cultures. Central Michigan University offers study abroad programs--many taught in English--in more than 40 countries. See what students have to say about their study abroad experiences! [View student study abroad​ blogs]