Why Choose Accountancy?
An accounting education can lead to a highly respected and rewarding career. If you elect to major in Accountancy, you may prepare yourself for a variety of accounting careers in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and professional services.
More and more employers are demanding a degreed individual to fill staff accounting and office positions. This program provides a solid basis in accounting as well as the computer accounting skills that are critical to employers. An Associate degree in Accountancy can be just the thing to open doors for entry-level positions that provide excellent earnings potential.
2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher.
Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Applicants not meeting the above criteria (new or transfer students) for direct admission, but still meet Ferris State University admission criteria, will be placed in the Pre-Business program until the admission criteria are met. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.
Applicants not meeting the above criteria for direct admissions into a specific COB program, but still meeting Ferris State University admissions criteria, will be placed into the College of Business in the Pre-Business program until they meet the admission criteria for the program into which they desire entrance. Transfer student admission criteria can be found on the transfer student webpage.
The Accountancy program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core and related classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all General Education requirements of the degree as specified.
Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
call (231) 591-2434
or email AFIS@ferris.edu
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Next accreditation review is February 2018.