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Allied Health Sciences Transfer Guide for Macomb Community College

Ferris Program: Allied Health Sciences
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Health Professions
Transfer School: Macomb Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2024-2025

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.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 or COMM 221 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Small Group Decision Making 3 SPCH 2100 or SPCH 1060 or SPCH 1200
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 1180 or ENGL 1210

    ENGL 250 

     

    English 2 or Industrial and Career Writing 3 ENGL 1190 or ENGL 1220 
    ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry or Contemporary Mathematics 3-4

    MATH 1000 or

    No Equivalent or MATH 1100

  •  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 (Consult Advisor) 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. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Cultural Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society 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 at least one Self and Society Foundation course. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Self and Society Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

 
  •  College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum

    12 Credits Required.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COHP 300 Health Informatics 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 350 Statistics for Health Care 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 471 Trends in Health Care 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 499 Capstone Project 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    19 Credits Required - select from the following.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COHP 317 Public Health Organizations 2 No Equivalent
    PHIL 320 Biomedical Ethics 3 No Equivalent
    PUBH 320 Nutrition and Health 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 330 OSHA Law 2 No Equivalent
    HCSA 336 Health Care Supervisory Practices 3 HITT 2203
    SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the United States 3 SOCY 2550
    PSYC 345 Psychology Death and Dying 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 351 Introduction to Gerontology 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 352 Health and Physical Aspects of Aging 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 353 Health Care for Older Adults 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 354 Policies, Issues, and Trends in Aging 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 450 Evidence-Based Health Care 3 No Equivalent
  •  Professional and Clinical Courses

    50 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Professional and Clinical Courses (Advisor Approval) 50 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Health Professions
Department of Health Administration and Health Information
(231) 591-2270
[email protected]

 

Ferris Statewide - Macomb Community College
(586) 445-7150
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an associate degree program within the College of Health Professions or have completed an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university. 
  • 2.70 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.69 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950 OR 3.0 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and Composite ACT 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Students must have previously earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university or be enrolled within an associate degree program within the College of Health Professions at Ferris State University.
  • 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

  • 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)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

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.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

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].