2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Integrative Studies

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Integrative Studies, BS Program Checksheet


  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies Program? - Program Spotlight

The Integrative Studies BS program is a flexible degree program designed for highly motivated, independent students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree in educational areas where Ferris State University has appropriate faculty, facilities, and course work, but for which FSU does not have an existing baccalaureate degree program.

Within the individualized study program, a student could propose a program of study that crosses department or college disciplinary areas in an unconventional manner or creates a new configuration of areas of study. The proposed programs should not duplicate any existing FSU major.

In short, the program allows students to develop competencies from a variety of disciplines that will be well matched with their intended career and/or educational goals.

Career Opportunities

The 21st century workforce calls for individuals who have multiple talents who must be flexible and have the ability to contract their skills in a variety of contexts. The Integrative Studies B.S. asks students to focus on multiple capacities that they wish to develop and combine for individualized career paths. While each self-styled program is different, the orientation/capstone experiences and general education core provide commonality.

More Information

Dr. Heather Pavletic
Integrative Studies Associates Program Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences
820 Campus Drive, ASC 3076
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Required Courses
Credit Hours


BIS: Integrative Studies Comm
1 TO 4
Strongly recommended:
Integrative Studies Internship
1 TO 8