2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Artificial Intelligence (ARTI-BS), B.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Bachelor of Science

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields, with focus areas in Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. This includes using voice and other biometric data to control personal, household, transportation and industrial applications. Students learn how to define, design and deliver solutions using various AI technologies and capabilities in an ethical and meaningful way. The AI program is the only Bachelor of Science program in Michigan, and one of only a handful in the United States. Being a pioneer in new technology is a long running tradition at Ferris State University, and the AI program is yet another in a long list of high-tech STEM programs at Ferris.

Program Outcomes


  1. Understand how to apply artificial intelligence learning models for action selection or prompting, decision making, and interaction with humans or other models.
  2. Analyze, design, develop and implement appropriate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques for addressing problems involving data, vision, perception, and projection.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of a defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) skill set and knowledge area.
  4. Utilize continuous improvement strategies for personal and professional growth.
  5. Effectively work and communicate as an ethical member as an individual or team member, recognizing the moral and legal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • Minimum 3.00 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT score of 22 and ACT Math score of 22 or SAT Math score of 550.
  • All students applying for admission to the Artificial Intelligence program will have to submit a 750-to-1,000-word essay that addresses the following:
  • Who they are and why they desire admission to the Artificial Intelligence program.
  • A description of a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution, or experience.
  • A description of someone that influenced them and why.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Minimum 3.00 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT score of 22 and ACT Math score of 22 or SAT Math score of 550.
  • All students applying for admission to the Artificial Intelligence program will have to submit a 750-to-1,000-word essay that addresses the following:
  • Who they are and why they desire admission to the Artificial Intelligence program.
  • A description of a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution, or experience.
  • A description of someone that influenced them and why.

University Requirements - 39 to 41 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - 0 to 1 Credit Required


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 39 to 40 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 12 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - 3 to 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Natural Sciences Competency - 6 Credits Required


Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

Culture Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and have no more than 5 credits from Cultural Competency Activities. A foreign language course is recommended.

Self and Society Competency - 9 Credits Required


United States (U.S.) Diversity Competency - 1 Course Re


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the United States (U.S.) Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Global Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the Global Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Collaboration Competency - Course Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Collaboration attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Problem Solving Competency - Course Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Problem Solving attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

College Requirements - 81 Credits Required


Elective - 2 Credits Required


In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 2 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum. These courses are not used to calculate the major 2.75 GPA requirement.

Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • A Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) stamp with MATH 114  or MATH 115  and ENGL 311 , ENGL 321 , or ENGL 325  satisfies some of the requirements in the University General Education Requirements section.
  • Although taking classes during summer semester of your first year in the program is optional, doing so will expedite the completion of your degree.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 120 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 40 credits of 300 level or higher courses must be earned.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.
  • A 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA is required in the Major Courses section.

Suggested Semester Layout


First Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15-17

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Second Year


Total Credits: 16

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Third Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15-16

Total Credits: 15

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 3

Fourth Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 11

Contact Information


Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems Department|
(231) 591-2434
[email protected]

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