|Ferris Course Title
|Ferris Credit Hours
|COMM 105 or COMM 121
|Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking
|COMM 240 or COMM 130
|ENGL 311 or
ENGL 323 or
|Advanced Technical Writing or
Proposal Writing or Advanced Business Writing
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Engineering Technology
Transfer School: Lansing Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-126
Catalog Year: 2023-2024
General Education Requirements
39-40 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 114 and MATH 115 or
- 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 PHYS 221 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 ARTS 131 ARCH 244 Architectural History 1 3 ARCH 141 ARCH 245 Architectural History 2 3 ARCH 142
- 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
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 Choose 2 of 4
Building Information Modeling and Parametric Design 3 No Equivalent Choose 2 of 4
House - An American Evolution 3 No Equivalent Choose 2 of 4
Facility Programming and Design Process 3 No Equivalent Choose 2 of 4
Site Design 3 No Equivalent ARCH 246 Twentieth Century Architecture 3 No Equivalent 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 489 Capstone Research 1 No Equivalent ARCH 499 Architectural Design 4 5 No Equivalent
- Technical Related Courses
6 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
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
Program Contact Information
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)
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].