2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    Apr 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Graphic Media Management (GMAN-BS-BU), B.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Bachelor of Science

Offered through the Marketing Department, the Graphic Media Management program addresses operations management, IT, project planning and estimating, marketing, and embracing the rapidly changing media business environment. Today’s print media industry is really a global communication industry using every type of technology available to help customers communicate their message. Graphic Media Management is just that, the cutting edge of all the latest and greatest imaging and digital communications technology. Leaders in the print media industry must be knowledgeable in all traditional printing methods as well as know-how to best use leading-edge technology to remain competitive.

The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Media Management is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC). (http://accgc.org/)

Program Outcomes


  1. Color Theory - Analysis and integration of color management strategies throughout all aspects of imaging technology for the print and cross media industry.
  2. Workflow Solutions - Create and evaluate strategies for workflow automated solutions that will improve product and service quality to satisfy business and customer needs.
  3. Customer Care - Interpret and support the needs of graphic media customers, suppliers, and employers.
  4. Integrate Business Principles - Integrate knowledge of core business principles to specific and general situations.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

  • SAT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. ERW SAT score of 450 or higher.
    2. Math SAT score of 500 or higher. Placement in MATH 109  or MATH 110  will be considered (Math SAT score of 480 or higher).
    3. Composite SAT of 900 or higher.
  • ACT Scores Two of the Three Criteria:
    1. English ACT score of 16 or higher.
    2. Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
    3. Reading ACT score of 19 or higher.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150  or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 114  or MATH 115  or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math0 to 49.

University Requirements - 39 to 40 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 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 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


  • Choose 1 of 4

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Official Pre-2016 Math SAT Score of 560 or Higher
  • Official Post-2016 Math SAT Score of 580 or Higher
  • Official Math ACT Score of 24 or Higher

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.

Self and Society 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.

United States (U.S.) 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 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 - Courses 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 - Courses 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 - 85 Credits Required


Directed Electives - 12 Credits (Advisor Approval)


Students must complete 12 credits in directed electives and should consult with their advisor regarding which courses to enroll in. Students are encouraged to enroll in one of the following approved College of Business minors. Students that enroll and complete one of the approved minors would replace the required 12 credits in directed electives.

 

Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication (AIMC-MNR-BU) Minor  

Computer Information Systems (CIS-MNR-BU) Minor  

Digital Marketing (DGMK-MNR-BU) Minor  

Human Resource Management (HRM-MNR_BU) Minor  

International Business (INBU-MNR-BU) Minor  

Leadership and Project Management (LPMM-MNR-BU) Minor  

Lean Systems (LSYS-MNR-BU) Minor  

Marketing (MKT-MNR) Minor  

Public Relations (PURE-MNR-BU) Minor  

Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE-MNR-BU) Minor  

 

  • Directed Elective (consult advisor) - 3 credits
  • Directed Elective (consult advisor) - 3 credits
  • Directed Elective (consult advisor) - 3 credits
  • Directed Elective (consult advisor) - 3 credits

Major Related Requirements - 18 Credits Required


These courses are used to calculate the major 2.00 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA in the Major Courses and Major Related Requirements sections.

Suggested Semester Layout


Consult Advisor to Approve Your Customized Plan in MyDegree

First Year


Total Credits: 13-14

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 12

Second Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 16

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 15

Third Year


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 18

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 4

Fourth Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 16

Contact Information


Marketing
(231) 591-2426
[email protected]

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