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College of Arts & Sciences


The Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) provides academic programs that prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. SCAS programs stimulate curiosity, exercise critical thinking, hone communication skills, and promote active citizenship. Faculty within the College are committed to helping students succeed in their chosen disciplines. Students are prepared for graduate programs, and for careers that demand critical thinking and excellent written and oral communication skills.

SCAS offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Biology, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sociology. The college hosts two associate degree programs: an associate degree in General Studies (AGS), including English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate program, and associate of applied science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice.

Each of the SCAS four-year Bachelor of Arts degree programs requires students to earn a minimum grade of “C-” for each course taken as part of the major.


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College of Arts & Sciences Faculty

Carolyn DekkerAssistant Professor, EnglishFinlandia Universitycarolyn.dekker@finlandia.edu906-487-7407
Casey RentmeesterAssistant Professor, Philosophy and ReligionFinlandia Universitycasey.rentmeester@finlandia.edu906-487-7351
Darren BausanoAdministrative Assistant, International Business School & Suomi College of Arts and SciencesFinlandia 487-7513
Emily GeigerAssistant Professor of BiochemistryFinlandia Universityemily.geiger@finlandia.edu906-487-7352
Fredi deYampertVice President for Academic and Student AffairsFinlandia Universityfredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu906-487-7301
Hilary VirtanenAssistant Professor, Finnish and Nordic StudiesFinlandia Universityhilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu906-487-7514
Judy BuddProfessor, BiologyFinlandia Universityjudith.budd@finlandia.edu906-487-7243
Janice CoxAdolphsDirector, English as a Second LanguageFinlandia Universityjanice.coxadolphs@finlandia.edu906-487-7219
Juan MarinAssistant Professor, MathematicsFinlandia Universityjuan.marin@finlandia.edu906-487-7385
Jason OyadomariAssociate Professor of Biology & Dean of Suomi College of Arts and SciencesFinlandia Universityjason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu906-487-7381
Joshua Smith
Joshua SmithVisiting Assistant Professor of PsychologyFinlandia Universityjoshua.smith@finlandia.edu906-487-7407
Jillian Stuart
Jillian StuartAssistant Professor of Psychology
Chair of Institutional Review Board
Finlandia Universityjillian.stuart@finlandia.edu906-487-7328
Monique BourdageAssistant Professor of CommunicationFinlandia Universitymonique.bourdage@finlandia.edu906-487-7283
Mark LounibosAssistant Professor, EnglishFinlandia Universitymark.lounibos@finlandia.edu906-487-7336
Rene JohnsonAssistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy and Director, Servant LeadershipFinlandia Universityrene.johnson@finlandia.edu906-487-7558
Richard GeeAssistant Professor, Criminal JusticeFinlandia Universityrichard.gee@finlandia.edu906-487-7280
Stephanie KajpustInstructor, MathematicsFinlandia Universitystephanie.kajpust@finlandia.edu906-487-7227
William KnoblauchAssistant Professor, HistoryFinlandia Universitywilliam.knoblauch@finlandia.edu906-487-7318


2016-17 Catalog

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