Allied Health Sciences
Bachelor Completion Degree

This is a completion degree for graduates of associate degrees in the numerous allied health disciplines where there is no discipline specific bachelor degree available.  This degree allows the two-year, health-degree student the opportunity to advance in their chosen health profession or continue into a graduate program. 

The curriculum is designed as a “+2” degree allowing students to transfer 50 credits of their professional coursework.  In addition to the professional coursework required in the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions, students will be required to complete the general education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree at the university, the College of Health Professions core courses, and additional upper level coursework from Ferris State University.  The curriculum has been designed to allow students to pursue different avenues during their degree completion:  a certificate in gerontology; a broad general exposure to health care management; specialization in health care finance; or a specialization in personnel practices in health care.
To be admitted to the program, students must have a previously earned or be working toward an associate degree in a health-related program from an accredited college or university and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. In order to continue in the BS program, students will be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of a “C” grade in each of the courses completed at Ferris State University. 

To graduate:
  • Must have a 2.0 CUMULATIVE GPA.
  • At least 30 FSU semester hours must be completed to fulfill Ferris residency requirements.
  • At least 40 credit hours must be at 300-level or higher. Students are encouraged to complete 300-level or higher courses in the general education and elective categories to meet this graduation requirement (see advisor for assistance in course evaluation.

Graduates of the program will be able to pursue positions that require a bachelor degree as the entry level or be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative career paths. They can qualify for managerial positions or a higher position grade within their current place of employment as well as a beginning position as an educator or instructor within their current field of expertise. The program will be offered off-campus and online to accommodate the needs of adult learners in sites other than Big Rapids.


Theresa Raglin, Department Head

Dionne Serges, Off-Campus Advisor

Roger Daughtery, Main Campus Advisor

Brad McCormick, Main Campus Advisor