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Ferris State University Academics

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Ferris State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Ferris State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 53% of students who start college at Ferris State University complete all the credits required within six years.

Ferris State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Ferris State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Ferris State University?

Ferris State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Ferris State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Ferris State University

When choosing a major, Ferris State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Ferris State University.

Student Designed Majors

Ferris State University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Ferris State University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Ferris State University

Ferris State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Ferris State University


Does Ferris State University Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Ferris State University offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Ferris State University Have An Online Program?

✅ Ferris State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Ferris State University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Ferris State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Ferris State University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Ferris State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Ferris State University Require Internships?

✅ Ferris State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About Ferris State University


Ferris State University Library

The main library on campus is the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Ferris State University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Ferris State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Ferris State University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Ferris State University has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Ferris State University include:

  • an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,472

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,710

Out-of-State

$13,710

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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