|Ferris Course Title
|Ferris Credit Hours
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Kellogg Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Total Credits Required: 120-123
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
General Education Requirements
40-43 Credits RequiredStudents 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.
Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.
- Communication Competency
- Quantitative Literacy
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 MATH 118 or
- Natural Sciences Competency
Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. The courses depend on chosen minor, please see your advisor prior to registering for courses.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course CHEM 103 or CHEM 114 or CHEM 121 Preparatory Chemistry or Introduction to General Chemistry or General Chemistry 1 3 or 4 or 5
No Equivalent or
CHEM 100 or
PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PHYS 111
- 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 ART 110 or
Varies Culture Electives 6 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 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
80 Credits Required
- Major Courses
27 Credits Required.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course PDET 100 Product Design Engineering Technology Orientation and Degree Planning 1 No Equivalent PDET 210 Design Career Preparation 1 No Equivalent PDET 311 Seminar in Product Design 1 No Equivalent PDET 312 Advanced Tolerancing 2 No Equivalent PDET 321 Applied Mechanics and Kinematics 3 No Equivalent PDET 322 Model and Prototype Development 2 DRAF 234 PDET 411 Machine Design 3 No Equivalent PDET 412 Statistics and Ergonomics 2 No Equivalent PDET 413 Applied Fluids and Thermodynamics 3 No Equivalent PDET 415 Advanced Solid Modeling CAD 2 No Equivalent PDET 422 Advanced Machine Design 4 No Equivalent PDET 498 Senior Project 1 1 No Equivalent PDET 499 Senior Project 2 2 No Equivalent
- Additional Requirements
35 Credits Required.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course MATH 126 or MATH 130 Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry or Advanced Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry 4 MATH 125 and
MATH 132 or
MATH 122 and
MATH 216 or MATH 220 Applied Calculus or Analytical Geometry and Calculus 1 4 No Equivalent or
PDET 122 or
Parametric Modeling or Engineering Graphics Comprehensive 3 No Equivalent COMM 336 Technical and Professional Presentation 3 No Equivalent EEET 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3 No Equivalent MATL 240 Introduction to Material Science 4 No Equivalent MATL 341 Material Selection Metals 3 No Equivalent MECH 340 Statics and Strengths of Materials 4 No Equivalent MFGE 352 Design for Manufacturing 2 No Equivalent MFGT 150 Manufacturing Processes 2 No Equivalent PLTS 342 Plastic Material Selection 3 No Equivalent
18 Credits Required. 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 18 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course Varies Electives (Advisor Approval) 18 Varies
Program Contact Information
New Student Admission Requirements
- 2.75 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.74 with college approval)
- Minimum Composite Score of ACT 20/SAT 1030, Math Score of ACT 19/SAT 500, English Score of ACT17/SAT 450 ERW
- Placement into MATH 115 or higher
- Placement into ENGL 150 or higher
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- 2.5 Cumulative College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
- Placement into MATH 115 or higher
- Placement into ENGL 150 or higher For Junior Status and smooth transition into the
GRCC off campus cohort
- Minimum completion of 60 transferable semester credit hours or more with a combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
- Successful completion of COMM 121, ENGL 150, ENGL 250, MATH 126 or MATH 130, PHYS 211, MATL 240, Introductory Computer Aided Design (CAD) course, a Culture Competency course, a Self and Society Competency course, or transfer equivalent courses of C grade of higher.
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
- Complete your free application.
- Submit official transcripts
- Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
- Or mail to:
Ferris State University Admissions Office
1201 S. State St., CSS 201
Big Rapids, MI 49307
- Submit test scores (if required)
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.
Transfer Equivalencies Tools
The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.
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].