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FSU approves degree programs

December 26, 2013
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The Woodbridge N. Ferris Building in downtown Grand Rapids is part of the Kendall College of Art and Design campus. Courtesy Ferris State University

The Ferris State University Board of Trustees added three degree programs to the university’s roster this month.

The three degree programs will be a master of architecture through Kendall College of Art and Design, master of social work and associate of applied science, pre-digital media, said Fritz Erickson, FSU provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The three programs are expected to be open for enrollment next fall.

The FSU board also voted to end the B.A. in mathematics.

Erickson said the FSU faculty “continues to develop degree programs that are responsive to the needs of the employers and communities we serve.”

The master of architecture program is designed to place FSU at the forefront of the region’s design economy and ecology, said KCAD President David Rosen.

“It is the right time, the right place and the right program,” Rosen said. “The master of architecture announces the maturity of KCAD as a school of design and provides a needed excellent local resource for a growing region.”

The pre-digital media program will create a ladder into the Grand Rapids-based bachelor of science program.

The master of social work, approved with a Clinical Practice Specialty, is designed to offer students the training to help meet the growing need for social work employees projected by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

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