|Ferris Course||Ferris Course Title||Ferris Credit Hours||Transfer Course|
|COMM 121||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3||COM 111|
|ENG 150||English 1||3||ENG 111|
|ENGL 250||English 2||3||ENG 112|
|ENGL 325||Advanced Business Writing||3||No Equivalent|
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Northwestern Michigan College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
General Education Requirements
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. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.
- Communication Competency
- Quantitative Literacy
MATH 115 may not be substituted for MATH 114. However, students must substitute General Education elective credits for MATH 114 if their Math ACT score is 24 or higher or their SAT score is 580 or higher.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course MATH 114 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 4 No Equivalent
- 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 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, and have no more than 5 credits from Cultural Competency Activities.
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.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECO 202 ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECO 201 Varies Self and Society Elective 3 Varies
80 Credits Required
- Business Core Requirements
30 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 ACC 121 ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 ACC 123 STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 MTH 131 MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 MGT 241 BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 No Equivalent MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 MKT 201 MGMT 370 Quality and Operations Management 3 No Equivalent FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3 No Equivalent ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3 No Equivalent BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3 No Equivalent
- Accountancy Major Requirements
36 Credits Required. These courses are used to calculate the core 2.00 GPA requirement.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting 1 3 ACC 221 ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting 2 3 ACC 222 ACCT 321 Cost Accounting 1 3 ACC 223 ACCT 350 Federal Income Tax-Individual 3 No Equivalent ACCT 410 Advanced Accounting 3 No Equivalent ACCT 431 Accounting Systems and Controls 1 3 No Equivalent ACCT 441 Auditing 3 No Equivalent ACCT 450 Federal Income Tax-Corporate 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) ACCT 322 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) BLAW 322 Commercial Law and Transactions 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) ACCT 370 Forensic Accounting 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) ACCT 372 Forensic Accounting 2 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) ACCT 414 Financial Accounting Theory 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) ACCT 461 Governmental Accounting 3 No Equivalent (Choose 4 of 8) Varies Business Elective-300 Level or Higher 3 Advisor Approval (Choose 4 of 8) Varies Business Elective-300 Level or Higher 3 Advisor Approval
- Additional Requirements
14 Credits Required. An internship is highly recommended for one of the Free Elective courses. Credits over 120 can be applied to the 150 hours. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.00 GPA requirement.
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course ISYS 105 Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 CIT 100 (Choose 1 of 4) COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making 3 No Equivalent (Choose 1 of 4) COMM 251 Argumentation and Debate 3 No Equivalent (Choose 1 of 4) COMM 332 Persuasive Speaking 3 No Equivalent (Choose 1 of 4) COMM 336 Technical and Professional Presentation 3 No Equivalent Varies Free Elective 8 Advisor Approval
Program Contact Information
New Student Admission Requirements
- 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
- SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
- ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
- Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
- Composite SAT of 900 or higher.
- ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
- English ACT score of 16 or higher.
- Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
- Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 transferable semester credit hours or more.
- The degree completion program at a statewide & online location requires 48 transferable semester credits to be admitted.
- 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.
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].