Ferris State University @ SMC

Ferris State University Dowagiac

Bachelor's Degrees

Business Administration
Business Administration—Professional Track
Computer Information Technology
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Human Resource Management


Human Resource Management
International Business
Leadership & Supervision

Learn more about each program at ferris.edu/dowagiac.

Ferris Contact Information
Andrew Churchill, Outreach Coordinator
Location: Barbara Wood Building,
Room 459/460
Dowagiac Campus
Phone: 269-782-1214
Email: FerrisSW@ferris.edu

Andrew Churchill, Outreach Coordinator

A bachelor’s you can afford, right here at SMC.

Earn a bachelor’s degree at SMC’s Dowagiac campus through our unique partnership with Ferris State University. For more information visit ferris.edu/dowagiac.

How It Works

Ferris Dowagiac students transfer a total of 80-90 credit hours from SMC to Ferris and take an additional 30-39 credits of Ferris classes to complete their degree, all in Dowagiac. This results in significant cost savings as students pay SMC’s low tuition rate for the majority of their classes. Plus, many SMC programs are designed to ladder seamlessly into Ferris programs, so you don’t lose any credits or waste time on classes that don’t transfer.

Flexible courses offerings include traditional, evening, online and mixed-delivery formats.

While you need 48 credits to apply to the program, it is a good idea to plan ahead. If you plan to apply for Ferris, contact Andrew Churchill to learn which courses you should take now to prepare and make the most of your degree.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: April 1

Admission Requirements
Students must have 48 transferable credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.0-2.5 depending on the program.

How to Apply
Visit ferris.edu/Dowagiac and click “Apply Now” to fill out the free application.

Contact Andrew Churchill at FerrisSW@ferris.edu or schedule an appointment on the Ferris Dowagiac site.

Why Ferris State University Dowagiac?

3 years at SMC's low tuition rate
SMC credits transfer easily to Ferris State University
Out-of-state students are charged Ferris' in-state tuition
On-campus housing available through SMC
Convenience of starting classes on the SMC Dowagiac campus and staying all 4 years