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Ferris State University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Big Rapids, MI

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drawing
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music Management
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printing Management
  • Printmaking
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sculpture
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sports Communication
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Science, Master of Science in Career and Technical Education, Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Master's Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Human Services
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

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