Meet Rick Kurtz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Ferris State University. Dr. Kurtz works with his professional teaching faculty to enable students to develop the skills and abilities necessary to function effectively and responsibly as reflective, ethical and creative human beings.

The College of Arts and Sciences supports a number of extracurricular activities for students, including a nationally ranked debate team, an award winning student newspaper, theatre productions, music ensembles, and professionally related student organizations. Special student research grants are funded through Dean's Initiative Grants, providing students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on research within their disciplines.