NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Ferris State University - Big Rapids and University Center

Program: Information Security & Intelligence

One of the most significant challenges facing everyone — from individuals, to corporations, to the country — is maintaining, securing and interpreting information. The Information Security & Intelligence program (ISI) at Ferris State University addresses this challenge head-on. You will develop skills in a variety of leading edge technologies such as visual analysis, geographic information systems and digital forensics, as well as a broad cultural background to provide a basis for interpreting information and its ethical use. The Information Security and Intelligence degree prepares you for a variety of career possibilities in fields that allow you to see your contribution in action. Computer Forensics, Fraud Investigation, Information Security, Intelligence, and Terrorism and Criminal Analysis are a few of the possibilities. Opportunities exist in government, business, security, intelligence, health care, insurance, education and several other fields.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Admission into the program requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Ferris requires a 2.0 or higher in each class to transfer.
  3. Completion of an Associate degree or an accumulation of at least 56 semester hours is recommended.
  4. Completion of MTH 111 with a 2.0 or competency via ACT, SAT or Accuplacer. 
  5. Essay required for admission.
  6. It is strongly recommended that students meet with a Ferris advisor very early in their academic career, especially for students who have transcripts from an institution other than NMC.
  7. The following courses apply to the Associate in Science and Arts degree.
  8. If you have a felony conviction or drug and or alcohol offense please speak with the Ferris advisor for possible employment complications.
  9. Concentrations include: Digital Forensics, Data Mining, Penetration Testing & Secure Software, National Security, Foreign Language. See a Ferris Advisor to discuss the best concentration for your area of interest.
  10. Ferris State University's Information Security and Intelligence Transfer Guide »

Ferris contact representative:
Greg Gogolin (231) 580-8050 or GregGogolin@ferris.edu - web site: isi.ferris.edu 

University Center Campus main number: 231-995-1734

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the Basic requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill most of the general education requirements at FSU.  Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list »

6

Select 1 Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Enrichment Activity course from this list that transfers to FSU at 200-300 level (blue or green highlight) »

3

Natural Science

Credits

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB »

6

Social Science

Credits

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science list »

6

Select 1 Social Awareness course from this list that transfers to FSU at 200-400 level (blue, green or orange highlight) »

3

Mathematics

Credits

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

MAJOR and ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits

ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

4

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

MGT 241 Principles of Management

3

MKT 201 Principles of Marketing

3

MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra or competency via ACT, SAT or Accuplacer.

4

Please see a Ferris Advisor to select a required concentration.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Fall 2017

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