Registration and Academic Guide 2015-2016

General Education Requirements

At Ferris State University, regardless of their major field of study, students enrolled in all associate and baccalaureate degree programs are required to fulfill general education requirements. A wide range of choices in general education classes are offered. However, some degree programs may require students to complete certain general education courses that have special relevance to the student's major. It is extremely important that students work closely with their academic advisors in order to make the proper course selections that will satisfy their program requirements.

All incoming students, new or transfer, are expected to meet the current requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with special circumstances. Individual colleges will provide such students with counseling and guidance in selecting appropriate courses.

All students are encouraged to review the General Education section in the online catalog for a definition of general education and an overall description of the requirements. Because of possible course changes, it is equally important that students carefully review the degree requirements with their academic advisor.

General Education Identifiers

These identifiers will appear in the registration portion of the web, to indicate courses that meet specific general education requirements. Some courses may meet more than one requirement. Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of this information, however some discrepancies may occur.

Cultural Enrichment Social Awareness
Global Consciousness Writing Intensive
Race, Ethnicity and Gender Scientific Understanding

Drug Free Workplace Policy

Consistent with State and Federal Law, Ferris State University will maintain a workplace free from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance, as defined under the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812, as may be amended from time to time. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of drugs or narcotics is prohibited on any property under the control of and governed by the Board of Trustees of Ferris State University, and at any site where work is performed by individuals on behalf of FSU.

Pursuant to applicable University procedures governing employee discipline, any employee involved in the unauthorized use, sale, manufacturing, dispensing or possession of legal or illegal drugs or narcotics on University premises or work sites, or working under the influence of such substances, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

The employee must notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction. Failure to provide such notice will subject the employee to dismissal. The employee shall notify his/her immediate supervisor, who will report the incident to Human Resources.

FSU supports programs aimed at the prevention of substance abuse by University employees. The University shall make its counselors available to University employees who have problems relating to substance abuse. Such counseling is confidential, to the extent permitted by law, and unrelated to performance appraisals. Leaves of absence to obtain treatment may be obtained under the sick leave or medical leave provisions of the appropriate labor contract or policy.

The President is authorized and directed to immediately implement this policy and otherwise take such action as may be required to comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Administrative Rules issued pursuant to the Act.

This policy applies to all University employees, including but not limited to: faculty, academic staff, support staff and student employees.