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About CST

​​​​Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences that will prepare you for the exciting science- or technology-related career you’ve always wanted.

Photo of students looking at images from a microscope on a computer screenThrough our eight academic departments – Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics – the College of Science and Technology offers 59 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs. Our students engage in everything from searching for mussel species in the river to sweeping a statewide science competition with projects such as mapping a cloud forest in Peru.

Whichever program you choose you'll use advanced equipment and work closely with respected faculty members committed to student-centered learning. You will have unmatched opportunities to explore:

Get involved in on-campus studies

Photo of crews installing the dome on top of Brooks Hall that houses the observtory telescopeJust one example: A new automatic retractable dome was placed on the Brooks Hall roof in December 2011 to protect the observatory's 16-inch Newtonian/Cassegrain reflector telescope worth more than $100,000. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in establishing careers in astronomy use this facility for teaching and research purposes. With the new dome, students can continue their research and training.

Find your research niche

Work closely with faculty members who are top researchers and experts in their field. Whether you’re studying stem cells to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease or traveling to the CMU Biolog​ical Station on Beaver Island to work on Great Lakes research, College of Science and Technology faculty members are actively engaged in leading and supervising independent student research and collaborative projects.

Help further studies on the Great Lakes

Central Michigan University is making a name for itself as a nationwide leader in Great Lakes research. 

CMU has identified research on the Great Lakes ecosystems as an area of strength and has  established the Institute for Great Lakes Research to study the sustainability and management of the world's largest supply of surface fresh water. 

Photo of the RV Chippewa on the waterStudents and faculty have increased their scientific research on the Great Lakes thanks to the purchase of a 40-foot vessel, the RV Chippewa, in June 2013 by the CMU College of Science and Technology.

The vessel helps ​further the work of the Institute for Great Lakes Research, which recently received a $10 million federal grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct Great Lakes wetlands preservation research alongside a team from nine other universities and three government agencies