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

Industrial Chemistry Technology (ICT-AAS), A.A.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus

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Associate of Applied Science

Students in the Industrial Chemistry Technology program are involved in traditional classes studying the basic disciplines in chemistry. They are committed to laboratory work, as well as chemical safety and specialty studies concerning such topics as statistical process control and the chemical industry. Ample opportunities also exist to conduct undergraduate research and do an industrial internship. The Industrial Chemistry Technology classes provide an excellent gateway into graduate school or careers in the chemical or related industries. Currently, a Ferris State student can get a BS, an AAS, or a certificate in Industrial Chemistry. The AAS and certificate are easily attached to other four- year degree programs to allow the student to improve their laboratory and analytical skills.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students should demonstrate a working knowledge of chemistry through problem solving, application, and critical evaluation of resources.
  2. Students should work in a chemistry laboratory in a safe and effective manner, applying the scientific method to the design, execution and interpretation of experiments and experimental data.
  3. Students should effectively communicate and present technical information in a clear, concise, scientifically appropriate manner in a variety of formats.

Admission Requirements

New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900
  • High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT Reading and Mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • At least 12 credits, including an English and Mathematics course

University Requirements - 12 to 13 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 - 12 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 - 6 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)

Quantitative Literacy Competency - Credits Required Met in College Requirements

Natural Sciences Competency - Credits Required Met in College Requirements

One course is required with a minimum of 3 credits: must be a lab course.

College Requirements - 48 Credits Required


  • 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.
  • 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

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First Year

Fall Courses

Total Credits: 16-17

Spring Courses

Total Credits: 14

Second Year

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Contact Information

Bill Killian
(231) 591-2590
[email protected]

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