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, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Studies, Psychology, and Sociology, and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Biology and Psychology. The college hosts two associate degrees: an Associates in General Studies (A.G.S.) and an Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice.
Suomi college of arts & sciences News
News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Arts & Sciences
- August 25
Student Spotlight: Austin Keranen, Biology
For FinnU biology student Austin Keranen, his first declared major didn’t feel like the right fit. He wanted to choose a degree that fell in line with his personal interests and made him feel enthused to learn. Since Keranen was a dual enroll student at Finlandia from Hancock Central High School, he was able to draw from that experience when declaring his biology major.
“I completed BIO 171 as a dual enrolled student. I really enjoyed the content [...]
- April 14
No.1 U.K. Podcast Features Dr. Hilary Virtanen on the Meaning of Sisu
Most Finlandia students, faculty, and staff have heard the term sisu thrown around in conversations or even marketing materials on campus. The word is nothing new to FinnU, but in the United Kingdom, that may be otherwise. On April 14, FinnU professor of Finnish and Nordic studies, Dr. Hilary Virtanen, was featured in the No. 1 documentary podcast in the United Kingdom titled “Getting Emotional” about the meaning of sisu.
“If you talk about it [sisu] more thoroughly, it’s [...]
- April 5
Finlandia signs articulation agreement with Concordia Wisconsin School of PharmacyA new agreement between Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy and Finlandia University gives students the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree and a CUW PharmD degree, and save a year of studies in the process.
Finlandia University is excited to announce the signing of a 3+4 dual degree agreement with the Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), located in Mequon, Wisc. In the program, students will spend three years in a Bachelor of Science in Biology program at Finlandia fulfilling [...]