General Studies Program (GNST)
(231) 591-2828
General Studies Program
(231) 591-2828
Arts & Sciences Commons 1048
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI 49307

The General Studies Program is for students who meet one or both of the minimum University standards for admission but are not eligible for the degree program of choice.

The purpose of the GNST program is to facilitate students' academic development by enabling them to enroll in courses at the University and work toward meeting requirements for entrance into their chosen program. The Ferris State University Seminar course, FSUS 100, and General Education courses are requirements for the program. The FSUS 100 instructor is the GNST student's advisor and provides guidance for a smooth transition into the program of choice.

Students in the General Studies Program must meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to scheduling classes. Completion of eligibility requirements for the student's program of choice will allow them to make a program change.

  Program Requirements Credit Hours
ENGL By Placement 3-7
MATH By Placement 3-8
READ 106 or 176 By Placement 3
FSUS 100 FSU Seminar 1
UNIV 101 Study Skills 2
 
  General Education
  Students may complete their class schedules by enrolling in courses from the College of Arts and Sciences which will meet the University-wide general education requirements of Communication Competence (9 credit hours), Scientific Understanding (7 credit hours), Quantitative Skills (3-4 credit hours), Cultural Enrichment (9 credit hours), and Social Awareness (9 credit hours). Students are advised to determine which general education courses also meet requirements for programs they are considering prior to enrollment.