This is a completion degree for graduates of associate degrees in the numerous allied health
disciplines where there is no discipline specific bachelor degree available. This degree allows
the two-year, health-degree student the opportunity to advance in their chosen health
profession or continue into a graduate program.
The curriculum is designed as a “+2” degree allowing students to transfer 50 credits
of their professional coursework. In addition to the professional coursework required
in the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions, students will be required to complete
the general education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree at the university,
the College of Health Professions core courses, and additional upper level coursework
from Ferris State University. The curriculum has been designed to allow students
to pursue different avenues during their degree completion: a certificate in gerontology;
a broad general exposure to health care management; specialization in health care
finance; or a specialization in personnel practices in health care.
To be admitted to the program, students must have a previously earned or be working
toward an associate degree in a health-related program from an accredited college
or university and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. In order to continue in the BS program,
students will be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn a minimum of
a “C” grade in each of the courses completed at Ferris State University.
- Must have a 2.0 CUMULATIVE GPA.
- At least 30 FSU semester hours must be completed to fulfill Ferris residency requirements.
- At least 40 credit hours must be at 300-level or higher. Students are encouraged to
complete 300-level or higher courses in the general education and elective categories
to meet this graduation requirement (see advisor for assistance in course evaluation.
Graduates of the program will be able to pursue positions that require a bachelor
degree as the entry level or be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative
career paths. They can qualify for managerial positions or a higher position grade
within their current place of employment as well as a beginning position as an educator
or instructor within their current field of expertise. The program will be offered
off-campus and online to accommodate the needs of adult learners in sites other than
Theresa Raglin, Department Head
Dionne Serges, Off-Campus Advisor
Debby Buck, Off-Campus Student Support