Honors Program Bachelor Level
- Certificate Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
Why Choose a Bachelor's Level Honors Program?
Students who choose the Honors Program want to get the most out of their college experience. The opportunities provided in Honors allow students to gain experience and explore interests beyond their primary major or program.
What is an Honors Program?
The Honors Program at Ferris State University’s purpose is to provide intellectual challenges, resources and support to highly able and motivated students, while encouraging service and leadership for the public good.
Honors Programs provide enriching curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students regardless of their major who want to graduate with well-rounded experiences so that they can succeed in their chosen field. Honors is for students who want to get the most out of college—those who like to explore new ideas and are not afraid of a challenge.
Why should I take Honors courses?
Honors courses challenge students to take more responsibility for their own learning, by requiring primary texts, analytic thinking and writing, global and intergenerational cultural competency and considering areas of further work or research in the topic of the course. Honors courses meet general education requirements, so that they enhance, not replace or extend, your educational experience.
Students must complete 22 credit-hours in Honors coursework or 20% of the credits earned at Ferris. Students also commit to co-curricular requirements, including service, leadership and cultural events.