Students in the Industrial Chemistry program are trained in organic, analytical, physical,
and biological chemistry. In addition, coursework and experience provide skills and
practical application in the areas of safety issues, instrumental analysis, and fermentation.
This program is designed to prepare students with the lab experience necessary to build a career in chemistry along with the theoretical underpinnings and supporting knowledge needed to advance in such a career.
All classes are taught with an emphasis on practical application and problem solving, culminating in an internship experience. This allows each student to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in a real-world, commercial setting.
Industries in Michigan, the Midwest, and throughout the entire country are using increasingly
sophisticated chemical procedures, processes, and instrumentation. Consequently, industrial
leaders are becoming more concerned about health hazards and safety factors. These
companies need chemists and chemical professionals that are experienced and ready
to work. Many managers seek Ferris graduates to fill the demand.
Graduates find jobs in a variety of industries, including chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, environmental, paint, food, automotive, petroleum and personal care products.
First-year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity, and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. 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 students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.
Major Advisor: Dr. Mark Thomson
Phone: (231) 591-2590
Department of Physical Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3021
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: (231) 591-2580