Computer Science Certificate

A certificate in Computer Science will significantly enhance the employability of a graduate from any program at Ferris. Computer skills are among the most important skills an employer is looking for in employees today. It can serve to enhance the expertise of the student in their major field and also serve as an excellent preparation for entry-level positions in the computing field.


Admission Requirements

This Computer Science certificate is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing the Applied Mathematics Computer Science option. The certificate is designed to complement any Ferris major program.


Graduation Requirements

You will receive the Computer Science Certificate after completion of the requirements with a minimum 2.5 grade point in these courses. No more than 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution.


Required Courses
(number of credit hours in parentheses)
See Course Descriptions page for more information about each course.

CPSC 130 Programming and Problem Solving (4)
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming (4)
CPSC 300 Data Structures and Algorithms (4)


Contact Information

Computer Science Coordinator: Jim Nystrom
Email: nystroj@ferris.edu
Office Location: ASC 2056
Phone: (231) 591-5864                 

Department Information:
Mathematics Department
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2565