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

Integrative Studies (INST2-AA), A.A.

Location(s): Online, Ferris Main Campus


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Associate of Arts

Students can make a program that is unique; it is built around a students special interests and career goals. The Associate of Arts in Integrative Studies degree represents the student, not a prescribed group of courses that lots of other students take. It’s not a curriculum designed by people who don’t know you; instead it is a curriculum that the student and their advisor craft together based on your unique talents and interests.

Program Outcomes


  1. Interpret problem solving through the integration of multiple disciplinary perspectives.
  2. Integrate general education outcomes with long-term growth.
  3. Appraise one’s own learning after a sequence of courses.
  4. Describe plans to reach short-term and long-term career goals, including the role of a bachelor’s degree.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900 Placement into ENGL 150 , MATH 110 , and READ 176 

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 transferable semester credit hours or more.
  • Completion of ENGL 150  or transfer equivalent of C grade or higher
  • Completion of MATH 110  or transfer equivalent of C grade or higher

University Requirements - 36 to 37 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - Credit Required Met in College Requirements


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 - 36 to 37 Credits Required


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

Communication Competency - 9 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 and have at least one 200 level or higher course.

Self and Society 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 at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

College Requirements - 24 Credits Required


Major Courses - 2 Credits Required


Electives - 22 Credits Required (Consult Advisor)


The credits required may vary depending on courses taken.

In order to graduate with an associate degree, a student must have a minimum of 60 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 22 credits of elective courses to meet the required 60 credit minimum. Select any 100 or 200 level courses in consultation with advisor.

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.
  • Study abroad is encouraged during the summer semester of the first year and would satisfy 6 of the required 15 elective credits.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for an associate degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 60 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.

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.

Suggested Semester Layout


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

First Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 11-15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 16-17

Summer Courses


  • Elective Course; Credit Hours: 0-3 Optional
  • Elective Course; Credit Hours: 0-3 Optional
Total Credits: 0-6

Second Year


Fall Courses


  • Elective Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Culture Competency Credit Hours: 3
  • Self and Society Competency Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Course Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


  • Elective Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Culture Competency Credit Hours: 3
  • Natural Sciences Competency Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Course Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits: 15

Contact Information


Dr. Heather Pavletic
(231) 591-3988
[email protected]

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