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Psychology Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Macomb Community College

Ferris Program: Psychology
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Transfer School: Macomb Community College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
The effective dates for this articulation agreement are May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2024.

General Education Requirements

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33-34 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 3 ENGL 1190 or ENGL 1220
    ENGL 311 or
    ENGL 321 or
    ENGL 323 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Technical Writing or
    Advanced Composition or Advanced Proposal Writing or Advanced Business Writing
    3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115 or
    MATH 117

    Intermediate Algebra or
    Contemporary Mathematics

    3 or 4 MATH 1000 or MATH 1415 or MATH 1100
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. BIOL 101 and 109 are strongly recommended.

    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 and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    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 at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    ANTH 122, SOCY 121, or SOCY 122 is needed if a student is pursuing the Forensic Psychology Concentration (FPSY) in the Psychology bachelor program (PSYC-BS).
    Students in the General Psychology Concentration (GPSY) may choose any non-psychology Self and Society Competency course to complete the requirements, but ANTH 122, SOCY 121, or SOCY 122 are recommended.

    PSYC 150, and PSYC 226, 341, or 342 are met in Major Requirements. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ANTH 121 or
    ANTH 122
    Introduction to Physical Anthropology or
    Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    3 ANTH 1200 or
    ANTH 1100

College Requirements

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87 Credits Required

 
  •  Major Requirements

    27 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 1010
    PSYC 210 Statistics for Psychological Sciences 3 PSYC 2170
    PSYC 226 or
    PSYC 341 or
    PSYC 342
    Lifespan of Human Development or Child Psychology or Psychology of Adolescence 3 PSYC 2450 or
    ECHS 1150 or
    PSYC 2210 or
    PSYC 2220
    PSYC 280 Psychological Research Methods and Design 3 No Equivalent
    PSYC 325 or
    PSYC 331 or
    PSYC 422
    Social Psychology or
    Psychology of Personality or Abnormal Psychology
    3 PSYC 2600 or
    No Equivalent or
    PSYC 2800
    PSYC 360 or
    PSYC 365
    Physiological Psychology or Sensation and Perception 3 PSYC 2750 or
    No Equivalent
    PSYC 406 or
    PSYC 410
    Cognitive Psychology or Behavior Modification 3 No Equivalent
    PSYC 480 or
    PSYC 491
    Directed Research Experience or Human Services Internship and Practicum 3 No Equivalent
    PSYC 482 Senior Seminar in Psychology 3 No Equivalent
  •  Electives

    36 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 36 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Electives (Advisor Approval) 36 No Equivalent

Concentration

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24 Credits Required (Advisor Approval)

Choose One Concentration
  •  General Psychology Concentration (GPSY)

    PSYC 478 and PSYC Varies (Independent Study in Psychology) can be taken a second time for a total of 6 credits or one of each may be taken for a total of 6 credits. No combination of PSYC 478 and/or PSYC Varies (Independent Study in Psychology) can account for more than 6 credits of major directed electives. These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies General Psychology Concentration Credits (Advisor Approval) 24 No Equivalent
  •  Forensic Psychology Concentration

    These courses are used to calculate the major 2.50 GPA requirement.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Forensic Psychology Concentration Credits (Advisor Approval) 24 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Arts, Sciences, & Education
Social and Behavioral Sciences

(231) 591-2735
[email protected] 

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

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

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].