Welcome to Michigan Tech!
I am pleased that you have chosen to join us as
you continue your journey of education.
This is the first undergraduate catalog under the
semester system here at Michigan Technological
University. The faculty and administration viewed
the change to semesters as an opportunity to
examine what we teach, and the result is the most
comprehensive collection of educational offerings
in our history.
Our main job at Michigan Tech is to prepare
students to create the future. As you pursue your
studies and extracurricular activities here, I
encourage you to develop not only your problem-solving skills but also your
And you can see creativity in many forms at the performances and lectures
in the new Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. I guarantee that there is
something for everyone in the Great Events series and the Department of Fine
You should also walk up the hill to view the new Horner and Hesterberg
Halls in the U. J. Noblet Forestry Building. They are quite stunning and
possess some interesting architectural details.
I hope your experience at Michigan Tech is rewarding, inspiring, and the
best four (or more) years of your life!
We prepare students to create the future.
Michigan Tech will be a nationally
prominent and internationally recognized
technological university that bridges
technology and business and that will meet
the needs of a global and technologically rich
society through excellence in undergraduate
and graduate education, scholarship, and
Curtis J. Tompkins
William J. Curnow, Executive Director
William A. Tembreull, Director of Design and Publication Services
Dennis Walikainen, Director of Marketing Communications
Undergraduate Catalog editor, Paula McCambridge
Design, Arlene Collins; cover design, Bill Tembreull; photography, Brian Parmeter
Student assistant, Nkemdilim Onwudinjo
The material presented in this catalog is subject to change by the University at any time.
List of faculty members compiled as of May 1, 2002
In keeping with its responsibilities as an educational institution, Michigan Technological University is committed to a policy of affording equal opportunity to all of its
employees, students, applicants for employment and applicants for admission without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, height,
weight, or marital status. The University is also committed to a policy of educating and employing handicapped individuals and veterans without discrimination.
These policies are to be implemented with due regard for the relative qualifications of all involved. The Affirmative Action Officer is Sherry L. Kauppi, 207
Administration Building, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295. Telephone 906-487-3310.
MTU complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination,
including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).