|Ferris Course||Ferris Course Title||Ferris Credit Hours||Transfer Course|
|COMM 105 or COMM 121||Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3||BUS 155 or
|ENGL 150||English 1||3||ENG 111|
|ENGL 211 or
|Industrial and Career Writing or
|3||BUS 231 or
|ENGL 311 or
ENGL 321 or
|Advanced Technical Writing or
Advanced Composition or Advanced Business Writing
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Northwestern Michigan College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-124
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
General Education Requirements
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. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.
- Communication Competency
- Quantitative Literacy
Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 No Equivalent or MTH 111
- 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
81-84 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 122 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
- Major Courses
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 ISYS 105 Introduction to Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 CIT 100 PROJ 300 Crisis Management 3 No Equivalent MGMT 302 Team Dynamics and Organizational Behavior 3 No Equivalent MGMT 305 Agile Leadership 3 No Equivalent PROJ 320 Project Management Fundamentals 3 CIT 233 PROJ 325 Agile Project Management 3 No Equivalent PROJ 350 Project Scheduling 3 No Equivalent PROJ 351 Project Communication 3 No Equivalent PROJ 420 Managing Procurement 3 No Equivalent PROJ 444 Project Risk and Quality Management 3 No Equivalent PROJ 491 or Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) Project Management Internship or Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) 3 No Equivalent PROJ 499 Project Management Capstone 3 No Equivalent
- Directed Electives or Minor
15-18 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 Varies Varies (Advisor Approval) 15-18 Varies
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 ScoresTwo 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 credit hours or more.
- 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].