2020-2021 Catalog - Ferris State University


This Catalog is intended to provide students, prospective students and families with written information regarding the different colleges, programs, degrees, courses, and student services offered at Ferris State University.

Each college within the University maintains current information on program admissions, degree completion requirements, course prerequisites and related information. Therefore, although the University endeavors to provide current information in this Catalog at the time of publication, students, prospective students, and families are encouraged to obtain current written information on program admissions, degree completion requirements, and course prerequisites, from the individual colleges.

The University reserves the right to change the contents of this Catalog at any time without notice. Because this Catalog is for informational purposes only, it does not establish any contractual relationship with the University.

Contact: Dr. Leonard Johnson at [email protected]

Ferris State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or military status, height, weight, protected disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable State or federal laws or regulations in education, employment, housing, public services, or other University operations, including, but not limited to, admissions, programs, activities, hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, or retention. Retaliation against any person making a charge, filing a legitimate complaint, testifying, or participating in any discrimination investigation or proceeding is prohibited. 

Students with disabilities requiring assistance or accommodation may contact Educational Counseling & Disabilities Services at (231) 591-3057 in Big Rapids, or the Director of Counseling, Disability & Tutoring Services for Kendall College of Art and Design at (616) 451-2787 ext. 1136 in Grand Rapids. Employees and other members of the University community with disabilities requiring assistance or accommodation may contact the Human Resources Department, 420 Oak St., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or call (231) 591-2150. Inquiries and complaints of disability discrimination may be addressed to the 504 Coordinator/Educational Counselor, 820 Campus Dr., Arts, Sciences and Education Commons 1017, Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone at (231) 591-3057. Other inquiries or complaints of discrimination may be addressed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 120 East Cedar St., Big Rapids, MI 49307 or by telephone at (231) 591-2152; or Title IX Coordinator, 805 Campus Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307, or by telephone at (231) 591-2088.


Ferris State University Board Policy Part 7. Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy, Subpart 7-3 Policy on Non-Discrimination.

Non-Discrimination Grievance Procedures