Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

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Ferris State University

Ferris State University

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All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Ornamental Horticulture

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Drawing
English Composition
Fine/Studio Arts
General Studies
History
Interior Design
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Painting
Product and Industrial Design
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Sculpture

Business

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Accounting
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance
Hospitality Management and Administration
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Music Management
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision
Real Estate
Resort Management
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Illustration
Other Design and Applied Arts
Photography
Printing Management
Public Relations/Image Management
Publishing & Digital Imaging
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Culinary, Catering, and Restaurant Manager, Management

Education

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Surveying Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Child Care and Support Services Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nursing Administration
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biotechnology
Environmental Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Business Statistics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Chemistry

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technician
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Political Science and Government
Psychology
Sociology

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Climate Control and Refrigeration Engineering (HVAC)
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Other Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Survey Technology/ Surveying

Technology

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Telecommunications Technology

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Ferris State University 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1979

Academics Rating

For the student who is looking to work, but not too hard


Ferris State University Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 70%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at Ferris State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 32%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 2%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 64%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 32%
50 - 100 Students 2%
20 - 49 Students 64%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 88
  • Unknown and Other: 7
  • African American: 2
  • Asian: 2
  • Latino: 1
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 88
Unknown and Other 7
African American 2
Asian 2
Latino 1
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Ferris State University

Total Faculty 986
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 1,489
Male Faculty 541
Part-Time Professors 579
Women Faculty 445

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