Feb 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

GRCC-Ferris Articulation Agreement-Public Health

Pre-Public Health, A.A. (Ferris State University)

Academic Program Code: 620

This program is designed to offer a clear pathway for students wanting to transfer into the bachelor’s degree program in Public Health at Ferris State University. The stated purpose of the Ferris program is to prepare students to “pursue entry level careers in public health within governmental, private or non-profit sectors in areas such as public health education, health promotion, environmental health, community health, epidemiology, nutrition, health informatics, biostatistics, global health, maternal and child health, health economics, health services research, health policy and health planning and assessment” (FSU Public Health Program).

By declaring this Articulated Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and transfer to Ferris State University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses transfer and satisfy requirements at Ferris State University

Students should contact Ferris to obtain additional detailed information about transfer requirements. Ferris ultimately makes the decisions about how each course will be used to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements. Students should also review the specific admission requirements for Ferris State University and this Ferris program.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of elective courses, which meets all GRCC and Ferris State University requirements.

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below.  Use transfer resources available and advising to select coursework based on Ferris State University requirements.

English Composition and Communications


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective from a subject other than PL.

Social Sciences

Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Open Elective Courses

The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours remaining needed to reach the 60 credits required for graduation. Course selections should be made based on degree, major, minor, or academic interest at Ferris State University.

Total Credit Hours