The University has several policies that govern academic life, and students should become familiar with these policies. Beyond University policies, the College of Business (COB) has some college-specific policies with which students should be equally familiar.
The associate degree programs of the College of Business are designed to prepare students for technical careers in business and industry. Training is directed toward an intermediate occupational-level position or for transfer into one of the Bachelor of Science programs.
The associate in applied science is awarded to graduates completing business curricula of at least sixty-two semester credit hours or more in length with at least a 2.0 GPA overall and in the major courses.
Graduates must complete the associate degree general education requirements as outlined in the “General Education” section of this catalog. To complete the math requirement, a student must have a minimum math sub score of 24 on the ACT, successfully complete MATH 115 (intermediate algebra), or pass the proficiency exam.
General education studies consist of approximately 25 percent of total associate degree hours with the remaining coursework consisting of program requirements and electives. The elective hours should be selected with the advice and counsel of the student’s academic advisor.
Residency requirement: For an associate degree, the student must comply with the University’s specification that a minimum of 15 semester credits be Ferris credits. Additionally, the student must complete at least half of the “major” requirements with Ferris courses in order to receive an associate degree from the College of Business.
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Business is conferred on recommendation of the faculty of the College of Business upon satisfactorily completing the following requirements:
Undergraduate programs are constantly undergoing revision/updating. The requirements/provisions that follow are in effect at the time of publication. Please check with appropriate departmental office for any changes that may have occurred since publication of this catalog.
Except as noted below, a student must earn the last 30 semester credit hours required for a degree while enrolled at Ferris State University. A maximum of one-half of the total hours required for completion of a degree may be accepted from a two-year college except where special articulation agreements exist.
Residency requirement: For a bachelor degree, it is expected that the student complies with the University’s specification that a minimum of 30 semester credits have been through Ferris. Additionally, 30 credits of the final 36 credits of the academic program (from the major and business core categories) must be Ferris credits.
Transfer credits may be used to the following limitations:
The length of the program and/or the number of courses to be taken varies depending upon the courses taken prior to entry and the specific requirements of the program. Except where special articulation agreements exist, the College of Business may accept from junior/community colleges no more than half of the total credit hours required for completion of a baccalaureate. Further information is available in the College of Business departmental office and the student academic affairs office.
May be exempted from portions of this policy.
* Exceptions to the policy will be reviewed by the COB Dean’s Office.
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