Why Major in Graphic Communications?

The Graphic Communications Degree Program offered through the Printing and Imaging Technology Management Department, addresses small business management, job planning, estimating, and marketing. Embracing the rapidly changing business environment, the Ferris the graphic communications degree program prepares the future printing manager for the rigors of changing technology and the graphic imaging, printing, and communications processes.

Today's graphic communications major must be knowledgeable of all traditional graphic, digital imaging and printing methods as well as how to best use leading-edge technology to remain competitive in the rapidly evolving and exciting communications industries. College students that major in graphic communications at FSU better prepare themselves for career opportunities and today's global economy by earning a college degree in graphic communications.

BS Degree Graphic Communications Prepares College Graduates for a Great Career

Nearly one-third of the three-quarters of a million people employed by the graphic communications and printing management industries are over age 55. That means excellent job opportunities are available to students that major in graphic communications. College degree holders and graphic communications majors who love to solve problems and work in a fast-paced environment on some of the most technologically advanced digital imaging, graphics and printing management systems in the world. Career opportunities and pathways are available to college graduates with a Bachelors degree in graphic communications include:

  • Graphic Communications Sales
  • Graphic Communications Marketing
  • Accounting for Graphic Communications and Print Management Systems
  • Graphic Communications Information Systems
  • Graphic Communications Production Management.

More than 80 percent of the graphics firms and digital imaging companies in the United States employ less than 50 employees. This allows graduates of Ferris State University's Graphic Communications degree program excellent opportunities to stay close to the advances in graphics and digital imaging technology, people and business operations involved in the exciting graphic communications industry. Average starting salaries for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications range from $30,000 to $40,000 a year.

BS Degree Graphic Communications Admission Requirements

College students wishing to enroll in the Graphic Communications degree program at Ferris State may begin in either fall or winter semester. Students must have completed an associate degree in Printing and Digital Graphic Imaging or Graphic Design from Ferris or an equivalent associate degree from another community college, college, university or fully accredited academic institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students with the highest GPA or ACT scores are admitted first to the Graphic Communications degree program at Ferris.

Bachelors Degree Graphic Communications Graduation Requirements

The Graphic Communications degree program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree in Graphic Communications. College students that major in Graphic Communications must complete a 400-hour internship prior to graduation and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in core digital imaging, printing management and graphic communications college classes, in the graphic communications major and overall. Graphic Communications students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the FSU General Education website.

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