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College of Sciences & Liberal Arts

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The College of Sciences and Liberal Artsis home to Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. Courses offered include traditional courses in math, science, communications, humanities, and the social sciences as well as a variety of interdisciplinary and special topics courses that combine several disciplines together in a single course or cluster of courses.

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Degrees and Programs Degree type
Acoustics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor
Applied Physics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor
Artificial Intelligence
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration Minor
Bachelor's/Master's Degrees Pathway
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Master
Computer Gaming
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration Minor
Computer Science
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Minor
Cybersecurity
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration Minor
Data Science
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Master
Economics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor
Engineering Physics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Pre-Med Course of Study
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor
Statistics
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Minor

More than 75% of employers say they want more emphasis on 5 key areas including: critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings.

Dean

Babak Elahi joined ϲʹ in 2019 as the Department Head of Liberal Arts. Over the years, he held various roles within the college and demonstrated his dedication to academic leadership. In August 2023, he was appointed as the Dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts.

Before joining Kettering, Elahi was a professor of communication and literature in the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology. He also served as Associate Dean there from 2011 to 2016.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University; a Master of Arts degree in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego; and a P.h.D in American Literature from the University of Rochester.

His research interests include American literature, popular culture, Iranian diasporic life writing, modern Iranian fiction and documentary film.Elahi has translated many Iranian works of fiction from Persian to English. His most recent academic article, “Reorienting Grass,” is an extended study of the 1925 documentary film “Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life” and the subsequent musical score Iranian musicians composed in 1992. Elahi also is a musician with writing and performing credits on the musical score of the 2018 independent documentary “The House of Stronzo.”

Babak Elahi
Ranked 4th
in the country by The Economist in producing alumni who hold patents.
1st in career preparation
nationally, according to a 2017 survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.
1st in ROI

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