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College of Arts & Sciences

PURPOSE

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, 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.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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College of Arts & Sciences Faculty

Carolyn DekkerAssistant Professor, EnglishFinlandia Universitycarolyn.dekker@finlandia.edu906-487-7407
Dr. Cassandra Hill
Cassandra Hill, Ph.D.Dean (Suomi College of Arts & Sciences/International School of Art & Design)Finlandia UniversityCassandra.Hill@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7283
Fredi de YampertVice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, College of Health SciencesFinlandia Universityfredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu906-487-7301
Hilary-Joy VirtanenAssociate Professor, Finnish & Nordic Studies; Chair, Institutional Review BoardFinlandia Universityhilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu906-487-7514
Juan MarinAssociate Professor, MathematicsFinlandia Universityjuan.marin@finlandia.edu906-487-7385
Jason OyadomariAssociate Professor of BiologyFinlandia Universityjason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu906-487-7381
Jeffrey PettiboneAssistant ProfessorFinlandia Universityjeff.pettibone@finlandia.edu906-487-7328
Leslie GriffithAdjunct Instructor for Arts & SciencesFinlandia Universityleslie.griffith@finlandia.edu
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Lindsey HeidenVisiting Assistant Professor, International School of Art & DesignFinlandia Universitylindsey.heiden@finlandia.edu
Mark LounibosAssociate Professor, EnglishFinlandia Universitymark.lounibos@finlandia.edu906-487-7336
Mariana NakashimaAdministrative Assistant ISB - SCASFinlandia UniversityMariana.Nakashima@finlandia.edu906-487-7513
Michael ReayAssistant Professor of SociologyFinlandia UniversityMichael.Reay@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7351
René JohnsonDirector of Vocation and Servant Leadership; Assistant Professor, Religion and PhilosophyFinlandia Universityrene.johnson@finlandia.edu906-487-7558
Richard Gee on the set of Finlandia Fridays
Richard GeeAssociate Professor, Criminal JusticeFinlandia Universityrichard.gee@finlandia.edu906-487-7280
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Sarah Semmler Smith Campus Pastor; Adjunct Instructor of ReligionFinlandia UniversitySarah.Semmlersmith@finlandia.edu906-487-7239
William Knoblauch
William KnoblauchAssociate Professor, HistoryFinlandia Universitywilliam.knoblauch@finlandia.edu906-487-7318

2019-20 Catalog

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