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Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems) Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Ferris Program: Hospitality Management (Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems)
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
The proposed effective dates of this articulation agreement are September 1, 2023 - September 1, 2026.

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 113 or
    COM 101
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENG 110
    ENGL 211 or
    ENGL 250
    Industrial and Career Writing or
    English 2
    3 ENG 111 or
    ENG 160 
    ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 No Equivalent or MATH 099
  •  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
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and have no more than 5 credits from Cultural Competency Activities. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 Varies
  •  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 200 level or higher course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECO 202
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECO 201
    Varies Self and Society Elective 3 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

  •  Business Core Requirements

    30 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 ACC 101
    ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 102
    STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 MATH 220 or
    MATH 216 or
    MATH 245
    MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 No Equivalent
    BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 BUS 201
    MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 BUS 105
    MGMT 370 Quality and Operations Management 3 No Equivalent
    FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3 BUS 231
    BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    21 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    HSMG 113 Sanitation and Safety 3 CUL 100
    HSMG 215 Hospitality Cost Controls 3 CUL 105
    HSMG 292 Hospitality Management Internship 1 3 CUL 275
    HSMG 300 Guest Service Management 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 360 Hospitality Leadership and Supervision 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 392 Hospitality Management Internship 2 3 BREW 275
    HSMG 403 Hospitality Law 3 No Equivalent
    HSMG 499 Hospitality Senior Seminar 3 No Equivalent
  •  Computer Literacy

    3 Credits Required. This requirement can be met with a competency exam or Microsoft Certification with elective courses to replace the 3 credits required. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    (Choose 1 of 2)
    ISYS 103 and
    ISYS 104
    Word and Presentation Applications and
    Spreadsheet and Integration Applications 
    1 and 2 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 2)
    ISYS 105
    Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 BUS 103

Concentration

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24 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)

Students completing the Culinary Arts & Sustainable Food Systems Certificate at Kalamazoo Valley Community College will complete the Specialized Management Concentration. For questions on this concentration, please see your Ferris advisor.

  •  Specialized Management Concentration (SPCG) (Advisor Approval)

    These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 2 AGF 105
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 2 CUL 100
    HSMG 111 Principles of Food Science 3 CUL 106
    HSMG 127 Principles of Cooking and Baking 3 CUL 120
    HSMG 1-- HSMG 100 Level General Credit 3 CUL 125
    HSMG 3-- HSMG 300 Level General Credit 4 CUL 210
    HSMG 3-- HSMG 300 Level General Credit 4 CUL 220
    HSMG 229 and
    HSMG 2--
    Dining Room Management and HSMG 200 Level General Credit 3 and 1 CUL 230
    COHP 160 Nutrition for Healthy Living 3 WPE 130
    Varies Directive Elective (If needed to meet Residency Requirement) 3 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
Hospitality Management Department
(231) 591-2382
[email protected] 

Ferris Statewide - Kalamazoo Valley Community College
(269) 782-1214
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. 
  • The degree completion program at a statewide and online location requires 48 transferable semester credits to be admitted.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114 or 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

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].