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Academic Colleges

Academic Colleges at Ferris State University

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Ferris State University's academic colleges offer more than 190 academic programs.

Arts, Sciences, and Education

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) includes departments like Biological Sciences, English, Literature, and World Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Social Work.



The College of Business (COB) has well-rounded programs, including the Accountancy, Finance and Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Digital Media, Management, and Marketing departments. 

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Engineering Technology

The College of Engineering Technology (CET) has four academic schools including, Automotive and Heavy Equipment, Built Environment, Engineering and Computing Technology, and Design and Manufacturing. 

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Health Professions

The College of Health Professions (CHP) has real-world settings for the medical field with Diagnostic, Laboratory and Therapeutic Department, Heath Administration and Health Information Department, and the School of Nursing. 

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Kendall College of Art and Design

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) is a college dedicated to design, the visual arts, and art history programs. 

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Michigan College of Optometry

The Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) is one of only 24 accredited colleges and schools of optometry in the country, and the only optometry school in the state. 

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The College of Pharmacy is one of only three colleges that offer a PharmD program in Michigan. As part of the program, you will break new ground in biomedical, pharmaceutical, and clinical research.

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University College

University College is Ferris State University's multidisciplinary college. It is home to our General Studies Program, the Honors Program, and the Community Leadership associate degree. 

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