Why Plastics Engineering Technology

Because Ferris has Michigan's only B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology, and because our Plastics program is the largest and most respected undergraduate program in the U.S.A., Plastics graduates are heavily recruited by the industry. About 1.3 million people across the country work in plastics, making it our fourth largest industry. Ferris graduates gain immediate status as recognized technical leaders.

Ferris offers a B.S. Degree in Plastics Engineering Technology and an attainable A.A.S. Degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology.

Since the 1950s, plastics have grown into a major industry that affects all of our lives -- from providing improved packaging to giving us new textiles, to permitting the production of wondrous new products and cutting edge technologies in such things as televisions, cars and computers. Plastics even allow doctors to replace worn-out body parts, enabling people to live more productive and longer lives. In fact, since 1976, plastic has been the most used material in the world and was recently voted one of the top 100 news events of the century.

- American Plastics Council