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Allied Health Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MI,
The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health at Ferris State University is a completion degree for graduates of associate degrees in the various allied health disciplines who are interested in pursuing a bachelor degree to advance in their chosen profession. 

About

The Allied Health Sciences curriculum at Ferris State University 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.

Career 

The graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions that may open doors to other professional opportunities that require a bachelor's degree as the entry level. As the bachelor degree becomes the standard entry-to-practice for many allied health careers, graduates of this program will be prepared to meet this requirement. Likewise graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs to pursue alternative career paths.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Health Information Systems
  • Trends in Health Care
  • Capstone Project
  • Statistics in Health Care
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Fundamentals-Public Speaking
  • Small Group Decision Making
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Public Health Administration
  • Introduction to Gerontology

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To be admitted to the program, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and be enrolled or have earned an associate degree in a health specialty from an accredited college or university. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    11788 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11788 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Big Rapids

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Ferris Statewide Endowed Scholarship: All students enrolled in an off-campus, site–based, undergraduate program for at least six credit hours are eligible to apply.

Ferris Statewide Freshman Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 25 students who meet the scholarship criteria.

Ferris Statewide Adult Learner Life Changing Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to the first 25 newly admitted students who meet the scholarship criteria and submit all application materials.

Ferris Statewide Transfer Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 75 students who meet the scholarship criteria.

The Roberta Teahen Scholarship: Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship must be admitted to and enrolled at a Ferris State University Statewide (off-campus) location for at least 5 credit hours.

Ferris/GRCC Assist Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled with both Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

Digital Animation and Game Design Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Animation and Game Design, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Digital Media Software Engineering Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Media Software Engineering, to to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Grand Rapids Endowed Scholarship Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student admitted to any Grand Rapids program, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Industrial Technology & Management Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Industrial Technology and Management, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Molecular Diagnostics Annual Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Molecular Diagnostics and attending classes at the Grand Rapids campus, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

Alumni Board Scholarship: The College of Education and Human Services Alumni Board annually offers four scholarshipsfor which students apply. Members of the Alumni Board evaluate student applications on the basis of their academic records, leadership potential, service to Ferris State University, and written essays.

Millard J. and Ida Quinlan Scholarship: Mr. Millard Quinlan and his sister, Ida, were Michigan teachers for over thirty years. In recognition of their excellence in teaching, the Quinlan Scholarship funds up to 25% of tuition and other educational related expenses to academically successful students from Luce, Mackinaw, and Chippewa Counties.

Scott D. Whitener Memorial, Dean’s Excellence in Education Scholarship: Dr. Whitener, the former Dean of the College of Education, was known throughout Michigan for his commitment to students, innovation, and excellence. He was very active and engaged throughout his career to ensure that Ferris State University students succeed. This scholarship honors the late Dr. Whitener and supports students who demonstrate achievement and leadership.

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