Biology/Environmental Biology Concentration
Why Choose Environmental Biology?
The environment belongs to everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone is taking care of the environment.
Ferris is a world leader in career-oriented education and is committed to undergraduate education. Ferris also has as exceptionally strong commitment to academic advising. In the Environmental Biology concentration, your academic advisor specializes in just environmental biology. The Applied Biology program at Ferris allows you to customize your academic program to meet both your academic abilities and career goals.
Sciences at Ferris are a University strength in part because of long-term nationally recognized science programs in pharmacy and optometry. You will be taught basic science courses by the same science faculty. The low student-faculty ratio at Ferris means that most basic science labs are taught by the science professors themselves.
Environmental policies and concerns are major issues facing everyone in the world in the twenty-first century. Career opportunities exist in environmental law, government, industry and academia.
General Education Requirements
All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.
The Environmental Biology program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall and a minimum of 121 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. No grade lower than a 'C-' is acceptable in courses that apply to the major, supporting sciences, and application area of the program. At least 50% of the semester credits applying toward the Biology major must be completed at FSU with a minimum of 30 FSU credits overall. Students may earn only one B.S. degree in Biology from Ferris State University.
LEAD ADVISOR: Dr. Paul Klatt
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Kim Ducat
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Jenice Winowiecki
Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Environmental Biology Concentration - Minimum 121 Credits
Major - 38 Credits
Recommended: BIOL 340 or BIOL 345
May also take BIOL 346 or BIOL 347 or BIOL 442 if not already taken.
Supporting Sciences - 28-40 Credits
Biology Application Area - 6 Credits
Additional required courses
Choose 1 of the following 2 GIS class options
University General Education
Additional Program requirements
Electives to a credit total of: 121 (consult advisor)