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Directed Studies DIST

Degree Type: Associate in Arts

College(s): University College

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education:
* Communication Competence 9
* Scientific Understanding Electives 7
* Quantitative Skills
* Cultural Enrichment Electives 9
* Social Awareness Electives 9
* Additional Cultural Enrichment/Social Awareness Electives 2
DIST 100 Directed Studies Seminar 1 1
DIST 101 Directed Studies Seminar 2 1

Why Choose Directed Studies?

The Directed Studies Program is designed for transfer or former FSU students who do not qualify for regular admission. These students are expected to develop, with the assistance of their faculty advisor, and individualized program of study to strengthen their academic performance. In some cases, enrollment in foundation courses is necessary to enhance the studentís potential for academic success.

The Course

DIST 100 - Students will develop strategies to enhance their opportunity for college success. Course will include, but not be limited to, discussions on academic advising, FSU program offerings and the FLITE library. The course will also deal with issues of wellness and personal responsibility and how to improve basic study habits. Directed Studies students are required to sign a DIST Performance Contract and to abide by the conditions of the contract for continued enrollment. The goal of this course is to enable each student to become eligible to make a program change to the college of their choice.

The Academic Advisor

All DIST students enroll in the Directed Studies Program courses Ė DIST 100 and 101. The instructor of this weekly seminar is also your advisor, selected from the many faculty and professional staff who are very concerned about the studentís success in college. Academic Advisors can help you define and develop realistic goals, identify special needs, match the student to available resources, monitor progress toward educational and career goals, and discuss linkages between academic preparation and the world of work.

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University College
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 1017
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2360
Email: vandepas@ferris.edu

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