Arts & Sciences at NMU
Every Northern Michigan University student will experience some courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences because nearly all of the liberal studies courses are offered by departments that make up this college.
In addition, the college offers a wide variety of majors and minors. You may be a words person (English, journalism) or a numbers person (mathematics, computer science). You may like to be in front of an audience (theater) or behind a camera (electronic journalism). You may like to study world leaders (political science) or what makes people tick (psychology). Maybe you've got a scientific mind (biology, chemistry) or would like to find a career that lets you be outdoors (geography, environmental science).
Regardless of your personality or your career goals, majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences will challenge your critical thinking skills and imagination.
Northern Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The two departments within the College of Arts and Sciences with INDIVIDUAL accreditation are chemistry by the American Chemical Society and music by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Centers of Excellence
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to three of NMU's seven centers for excellence: the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Native American Studies and the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies.
The College of Arts and Sciences acts as a catalyst for creative and independent thought. It evokes critical thinking and effective communication through active learning, and stimulates lifelong learning habits and development of career skills. Its varied programs encourage diversity, cultural enrichment, and community engagement.