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General Studies

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
FSUS 100 Ferris State Univ Seminar 1
FSUS 101 Ferris State Univ Seminar 2 2
* Directed Electives
* Specific Courses required for eligibility in program of choice.

Why Choose General Studies?

The General Studies Program is for students who are admissible to Ferris State University but do not meet all eligibility requirements for the specific program they have chosen. The General Studies Program allows them an opportunity to earn credits that will make them eligible. University College advisors work closely with students to assist them in transferring to the program of choice as soon as possible while taking general education courses required for all degrees.

The Academic Advisor

All GNST students enroll in the Ferris State University Seminar courses - FSUS 100 and 101. The instructor of this weekly seminar is also your advisor, selected from the many faculty and professional staff who specialize in helping to guide students who are not yet qualified to enter a program. 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. Students must consult their faculty advisor to develop a course sequence appropriate to their academic development and educational plans.

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

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