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Accountancy/Computer Information Systems
Why Choose Accountancy/Computer Information Systems?
The dual major of Accountancy and Computer Information Systems opens up many opportunities for entry-level jobs. If you're interested in an exciting career combining information technology with business and accountancy, a degree in Accountancy/CIS may be for you. This natural synthesis of the two degrees comes from the dependency of accountancy on computerized software applications, and also the blending of the two fields over time.
The Ferris Accountancy/CIS curriculum is designed to provide students with valuable tools in Information Systems and Accountancy necessary to solve problems faced by businesses today. Students with expertise in both Accountancy and Computer Information Systems have high marketability, and are in high demand. The abilities to resolve the many and varied accountancy and information needs of business can lead to positions such as Controller, Cost Analyst, Director of Information Systems, Computer Programmer, System Analyst, and many other related categories.
New students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.
Transfer students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU's ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU's MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and high school Algebra with 2.0.
Exceptions for new and transfer students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 high school GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math and Reading and a 13 ACT in English (2.00 overall GPA for transfer students) can be considered for conditional admission into a College of Business pre-program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business dean’s office.
Pre-program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business web page under the Admissions tab.
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/
The Accountancy/CIS program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.
Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Next accreditation review is February 2018.
Major - Accountancy
Directed Electives (300 level with advisor approval)