2020-2021 Catalog (Current)


Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Program Requirements

Rubber, Minor Program Checksheet


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

Why Choose a Minor in Rubber?

The Rubber industry is currently seeing a tremendous need for technologists and engineers. Ferris State holds a unique position of being the only school in the country with a Bachelor of Science in Rubber Engineering Technology. Our program and facilities provide hands-on experience in a laboratory setting that mimics the material development and processing labs utilized in industry.

Students completing a Minor in Rubber will possess a set of skills that will ease the transition from college to the workforce, and help them to make an immediate contribution.

Students completing the Rubber Minor:

  • Identify major components of a rubber compound and its impact on compound properties.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating common rubber compounding and processing equipment.

  • Operate standard testing equipment, interpret results, and generate reports.

Career Opportunities

Students that pursue this Minor will add a very marketable skill set that will make them more attractive to companies in the Rubber industry. This will enhance their ability to find jobs in the manufacturing and product development sector.

For More Information

School of Design and Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Engineering Technology Programs
919 Campus Drive, NEC 211
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2640


Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

Required Courses
Credit Hours