Why Choose the International Studies Minor?
The International Studies minor will enable students to better understand the global economy, international influences, and political events that shape the world we live in today. This interdisciplinary minor includes a core of required courses in geography, history, political science, and sociology. Students then select additional course work dealing with a particular topic or region they want to learn more about. This would be an excellent minor for students with a major in business or in the arts and sciences fields.
This International Studies minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.
Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
ADVISOR: Michael Berghoef
Department of Social Sciences
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