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Computer Information Systems Transfer Guide for Southwestern Michigan College

Ferris Program: Computer Information Systems
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Southwestern Michigan College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Total Credits Required: 123-124
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

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. Ferris State University General Education www.ferris.edu/gened.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 121 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 SPEE 102
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 103
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 104
    ENGL 311 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Technical Writing or Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy

    Students must substitute General Education elective credits for MATH 114 or 115 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 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 No Equivalent or
    MATH 102
  •  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 ECON 202
    ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECON 201
    Varies Self and Society Elective 3 Varies

College Requirements

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84 Credits Required

CIS/CIT credits that are not part of a completed degree, either transfer or Ferris, that are older than 10 years will not be counted toward the degree requirements for CIS/CIT program. Exceptions to this rule may be considered by petitioning the program coordinator.  

  •  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 ACCO 201
    ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 ACCO 202
    STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3 MATH 150
    MGMT 301 Applied Management 3 BUSI 201
    BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3 BUSI 207
    MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 BUSI 220
    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

    54 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 110 Fundamentals of Programming Design and Logic 3 ISYS 115
    ISYS 188 Web Design and Development 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 216 Introduction to Programming 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 221 Mobile Application Development 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 272 Fundamentals of Database Systems 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 288 Web Application Development 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 316 Advanced Programming 3 No Equivalent
    PROJ 320 Project Management Fundamentals 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 327 Operating Systems and Network Essentials 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 330 Systems Analysis and Design 1 3 ISYS 290
    ISYS 372 Advanced Database Systems Administration 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 431 Systems Analysis and Design 2 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 482 Enterprise Integration and Business Process Design 3 No Equivalent
    ISYS 489 Senior Capstone 3 No Equivalent
    * ISYS 491 Computer Information Systems Internship 3 No Equivalent
    Varies Directed Elective (Advisor Approval) 9 Varies

    *CIS Internship not required with 1+ year work experience in field. Credits will be substituted with directed elective (Advisor Approval).  

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems Department
(231) 591-2434
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - Southwestern Michigan College
(269) 782-1214
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements


2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109 or 110 will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher. 
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. 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. 
  • The degree completion program at a statewide and 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.

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

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.

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].