|Ferris Course Title
|Ferris Credit Hours
|COMM 105 or COMM 121
|Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking
|COMM 240 or COMM 130
|Advanced Technical 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
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
General Education Requirements
39 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
- Quantitative Literacy
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3 MTH 109
- Natural Sciences Competency
Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. Recommended BIOL 111, BIOL 116, GEOL 121, or GEOG 121 for second course.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4 PHYS 221 BIOL 111 or
BIOL 116 or
GEOL 121 or
Environmental Biology or
Nature Study or Physical Geology or Weather and Climate
4 or 3 BIOL 120 or
BIOL 210 or
BIOL 229 or
GEOG 221 or GEOG 220
- 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 ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 201 ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 202 SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3 SOCL 120
81 Credits Required
- Major Courses
32 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Management 3 No Equivalent FMAN 322 Project Management 3 No Equivalent FMAN 331 Facility Program and Design Process 3 No Equivalent FMAN 393 Facility Management Internship 4 No Equivalent FMAN 431 Principles of Space Planning 3 No Equivalent FMAN 432 Principles of Interior Architecture 3 No Equivalent FMAN 441 Property Development and Planning 3 No Equivalent FMAN 451 Planning and Budgeting for Operations 3 No Equivalent FMAN 489 Capstone Research 1 No Equivalent FMAN 499 Capstone Thesis 3 No Equivalent
- Technical Related Courses
18 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 STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 MGMT 335 or
STAT 170 or
BLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3 No Equivalent MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 MGMT 225 MGMT 302 or MGMT 305 Team Dynamics and Organizational Behavior or
3 MGMT 228 or No Equivalent MGMT 350 Management Metrics and Decision Making 3 No Equivalent HVAC 483 HVACR Building Systems 3 No Equivalent
A total of 31 technical credits from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural Technology (ARCH), or equivalent, that are approved by the department is 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 31 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course Varies Technical Credits from ARCH AAS degree or equivalents approved by department 31+ See Below ARCH 101 Architectural Graphics 3 ARCH 110 ARCH 102 Architectural Digital Graphics 4 ARCH 120 ARCH 112 Structure Material, Systems, Codes 4 ARCH 113 ARCH 115 Interior Exterior Finishes and Systems 3 DCTM 103 ARCH 203 Architectural Documentation 3 ARCH 233 ARCH 204 Architectural Detailing 4 ARCH 275 ARCH 223 Statics and Structures 4 CIVL 241 ARCH 241 Design Principles 3 ARCH 111 ARCH 250 Systems Cost Estimating 3 DCTM 200 HVAC 337 Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Building 3 ARCH 125
Program Contact Information
605 S. Warren
Big Rapids MI 49307
New Student Admission Requirements
- Application Deadline: February 1st prior to fall semester requested.
- The Facility Management, BS degree is only open to students who meet the Transfer Student Admission Requirements below.
- High school students interested in this program may apply to the Building Construction Technology, AAS, Civil Engineering Technology - Highway Emphasis, AAS or Architectural Technology, AAS program.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology or Equivalent, a minimum of 60 credit hours
- 2.75 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.74 with college approval)
- Placement in MATH 115/116
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 https://ferris.my.site.com/apply/TX_CommunitiesSelfReg_blankfree 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)
- ACT Scores; go to the https://www.act.org_blankACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
- SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the https://www.collegeboard.org_blankCollege Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222
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 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].