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Architecture and Sustainability Transfer Guide for Grand Rapids Community College

Ferris Program: Architecture and Sustainability
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Grand Rapids Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 120-126
Catalog Year: 2023-2024

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COM 135 or
    COM 131
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 EN 101
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 EN 102
    ENGL 311 or
    ENGL 323 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Technical Writing or
    Proposal Writing or Advanced Business Writing
    3 EN 249 or
    No Equivalent or
    No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy

    3 to 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 116 or MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry or Trigonometry 4 or 3 No Equivalent or
    MA 108
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PH 125
    Varies Natural Sciences Elective 3 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ARTS 101 Basic Art 3 AT 130
    ARCH 244 Architectural History 1 3 AT 270
    ARCH 245 Architectural History 2 3 No Equivalent
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives 9 Varies

College Requirements

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81 - 86 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    40 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ARCH 101 Architectural Graphics 3 AR 202
    ARCH 102 Architectural Digital Graphics 4 No Equivalent
    ARCH 112 Structure Materials, Systems, Codes 4 No Equivalent
    ARCH 115 Interior Exterior Finishes and Systems 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH 119 Sustainability in Architecture Introduction 1 No Equivalent
    ARCH 203 Architectural Documentation 4 No Equivalent
    ARCH 204 Architectural Detailing 4 No Equivalent
    ARCH 223 Statics and Structures 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH 241 Design Principles 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 Elective Courses) ARCH 242 (Preferred), 
    ARCH 250, 
    ARCH 270, 
    ARTS 220, 
    COHP 330, 
    CONM 211, 
    CONM 212, 
    CONM 222, 
    ARCH 1-- (Preferred)
    6 Varies
    HVAC 337 Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH --- Architectural General Credit 3 Varies
    ARCH 323 Structural Design 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH 341 Architectural Design 1 5 No Equivalent
    ARCH 342 Architectural Design 2 5 No Equivalent
    ARCH 361 Environmental Systems 1 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH 362 Environmental Systems 2 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH 419 Sustainability in Architecture: Advanced Topics 1 No Equivalent
    ARCH 421 Current Issues in Architecture 3 No Equivalent
    ARCH 441 Architectural Design 3 5 No Equivalent
    ARCH 499 Architectural Design 4 5 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 Elective Courses) ARCH 246, 
    ARCH 270, 
    ARCH 285, 
    ARCH 350
    6 Varies
  •  Technical Related Courses

    39 to 44 Credits Required. In addition to the required courses, an associate degree in Architectural Technology from Ferris State University or related courses from a transfer associate degree in Architectural Technology, totaling 33 to 38 credits, is required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    FMAN 322 Project Management 3 No Equivalent
    FMAN 432 Principles of Interior Architecture 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 2 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Consult Advisor) 2 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Engineering Technology
Architecture and Sustainability Program
(231) 591-3100
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - GRCC
(616) 451-4777
[email protected] 

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • Application Deadline: February 1st prior to fall semester requested.
  • The Architecture and Sustainability, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
  • High school students interested in this program apply to the Architectural Technology, AAS program.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology or equivalent.
  • 2.75 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Competency in MATH 116/120
  • Competency in PHYS 211
  • Design Portfolio (including letter of intent/personal statement)


 

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].