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THE FERRUM FORMULA: COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE + EXPERT FACULTY + PERSONAL ATTENTION = SUCCESS IN LIFE
DEDICATION TO TRADITION, STRENGTH AND CREATIVITY. Ferrum maintains a strong tradition of offering a challenging, comprehensive academic program with a liberal arts core. The curriculum includes opportunities for career and graduate school preparation as well as personal development to help fulﬁll unique educational goals. At Ferrum, we teach the necessary facts and theories, but that’s not all. Critical thinking, self-expression and real-world applications engage our students at deeper levels. When you graduate, you will have the tools you need to succeed in life.
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MAJORS: ACCOUNTING* AGRICULTURE* ART* BIOLOGY* BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CHEMISTRY* COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS CRIMINAL JUSTICE* DEMOCRACY, JUSTICE & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ENGLISH* ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE* HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE HISTORY* HORTICULTURE* INTERNATIONAL STUDIES* LIBERAL ARTS LIBERAL STUDIES MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE* PHILOSOPHY* POLITICAL SCIENCE*
PRE-MED, PRE-DENTAL, PRE-VETERINARY PSYCHOLOGY* RECREATION LEADERSHIP* RELIGION* SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIAL WORK* SPANISH* THEATRE ARTS* MINORS: BUSINESS COACHING COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY ECONOMICS ECOTOURISM EDUCATIONAL STUDIES FORENSIC SCIENCE GRAPHIC DESIGN JOURNALISM MEDIA STUDIES MUSIC MUSICAL THEATRE OUTDOOR RECREATION RUSSIAN SOCIOLOGY TEACHER EDUCATION
* OFFERED BOTH AS A MAJOR AND A MINOR
OUR FACULTY ARE INVESTED IN YOUR FUTURE. WE WANT YOU TO DO WELL EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
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EXPERIENCE THE FERRUM FORMULA FOR YOURSELF.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes. Whether you are tackling a challenging project or needing to develop your study skills, Ferrum College will be there for you! Ferrumâ€™s Academic Resource Center offers writing and math centers, peer-assisted learning, professional academic counseling, study groups, services for students with learning differences and much more. The Ferrum formula includes the support you need to succeed.
ENGAGED THINKERS + ACADEMIC SUPPORT = STUDENT SUCCESS
OUR FACULTY HAVE COME TO FERRUM FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY — AND AROUND THE WORLD — BECAUSE THEY ARE DRIVEN BY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY AND A DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. YOU’LL LEARN EARLY ON — TEACHING IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY. Educators have to be many things, and our’s are no exception. In order to provide you with a productive learning environment, they must be ﬁrm yet caring, demanding yet understanding, creative yet professional. Here at Ferrum, we strive for excellence, but we are empathetic to our student’s ever-changing lives and needs. Panicking about a crucial project? Pick up the phone and call your professor; questions can’t always be answered between 9 and 5.
FERRUM FACULTY: AWARD-WINNING, EXPERIENCED, APPROACHABLE AND EXCELLENT!
WE COMBINE A TRADITIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH HANDS-ON APPLICATION.
OTHER THAN OUR PROFESSORS, EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER. Our E-term programs take students and their professors to places like Belize, Ireland and the Virgin Islands; and some journey deep into an interesting topic close by. Either way, students from all majors immerse themselves in adventures with the guiding hand of experienced educators.
DEDICATION + EXPERTISE + PASSION = GREAT TEACHING
“SIMPLY KNOWING SOMETHING INTELLECTUALLY IS NOT TRUE KNOWLEDGE. KNOWLEDGE REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO APPLY THE LEARNING TO REAL LIFE.” - DR. DAVID M. JOHNSON PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
WILSON PAINE WENT FROM FERRUM TO HARVARD, AND THEN TO WORK. FERRUM ALUMNI ARE LIVING PROOF THAT THE FERRUM FORMULA WORKS. “I FOUND OPPORTUNITIES AT FERRUM THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! I RECENTLY RECEIVED MY MASTER’S DEGREE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND HAVE ACCEPTED A POSITION WITH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IN WASHINGTON, DC” - WILSON PAINE ‘07
“FACULTY MEMBERS TEACH US TO STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN AND TO NEVER BE AFRAID TO BE OURSELVES.” - JESSICA FLANAGAN ‘10
FERRUM OPPORTUNITIES = LIFE OPPORTUNITIES
“MY GOAL IS TO FURTHER MY CAREER IN FOOTBALL, COACHING STUDENT-ATHLETES LIKE MYSELF. I HAD GREAT EXPERIENCES AT FERRUM BOTH IN THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE FIELD. THIS YEAR I WILL BE ON THE SIDELINES AT FERRUM GETTING A HEAD START ON MY COACHING CAREER.” - MAUREIK GOODE ‘10
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN YOUR NEXT BIG ADVENTURE, YOU WON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR GROWTH. Classes and degrees are just the ﬁrst step toward a successful career. Our Career and Leadership Center will take you from student to applicant. Mock interviews and protocol training prepare you for the next chapter, while career fairs help you get there.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION ART CLUB BIG BUDDY/LITTLE BUDDY CONCERT CHOIR DANCE TEAM DISC GOLF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COALITION FEMPHASIS FERRUM CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FERRUM RADIO IMPROV JAZZ ENSEMBLE STEP TEAM WILDLIFE CLUB ...AND MORE!
“FERRUM IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE. I’M SO GLAD THAT I HAVE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED AND TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. I’M PROUD TO BE A FERRUM PANTHER!” - ALEXIS HURDLE ‘11
FERRUM COLLEGE WILL BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS.
FERRUM OUTDOORS: CANOEING | HIKING | CLIMBING CAMPING | SOARING | SWIMMING BIKING | RUNNING
OUR CAMPUS IS SURROUNDED BY POSSIBILITIES. Go to a concert, a movie or a play. Hang out with your friends in the Panther’s Den. Shoot a game of pool or take a hike. College is about new things, and we encourage you to dive right in! Life is what you make it. Stay engaged and active, and you’ll never get bored.
DORMS SHOULD BE BIGGER THAN FOUR WALLS, AND ROOMMATES SHOULD BE MORE LIKE FAMILY.
HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE = GREATER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE. We offer a variety of living arrangements from traditional dorms to apartment-style and hotel-style spaces. Safety and security are a priority. It’s in that comfortable environment that you’ll meet friends you’ll have for the rest of your life. And there’s no better way to enjoy your new friends than over a good meal. Our award-winning dining hall, Subway and Papa John’s offer good times and the menu options that hungry students crave.
OUR AWARD-WINNING DINING HALL OFFERS LOCALLY GROWN FOODS AND SMILING FACES!
JUMP START YOUR DAY WITH A CUP OF STARBUCK’S IN THE NEWS CAFÉ.
DIVISION III ATHLETICS
MEN’S BASEBALL BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY FOOTBALL GOLF LACROSSE SOCCER TENNIS
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY LACROSSE SOCCER SOFTBALL SWIMMING TENNIS VOLLEYBALL OUR CO-ED COMPETITION CHEERLEADING SQUAD KEEPS THE CROWD ENERGIZED!
COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS + ENTHUSIASTIC FANS = PANTHER PRIDE!
3-ON-3 BASKETBALL 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL DODGEBALL FLAG FOOTBALL KICKBALL POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL SOCCER SOFTBALL TENNIS VOLLEYBALL WALLYBALL
...AND MANY MORE!
PANTHER PRIDE. PLAY. CHEER. PARTICIPATE. OUR NEW HANK NORTON ATHLETIC CENTER WILL SERVE THE COLLEGE’S 12 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTDOOR SPORTS. Turn out. Show your Panther pride. Whether you’re playing or cheering, there’s never a dull moment in the world of Ferrum College athletics.
“WE ARE SO PROUD THAT BILLY WAGNER IS A PART OF THE FERRUM FAMILY. HE MATURED HERE BOTH AS A PERSON AND A MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER. HE IS A GREAT PITCHER, BUT AN EVEN BETTER PERSON.” - ABE NAFF ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
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“STAYING ACTIVE IN THE FERRUM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS SHOWN ME JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PUT OTHERS BEFORE MYSELF.” - DANIEL POPSUY '12
CARING COMMUNITY > TYPICAL COLLEGE TOWN
THINK OF FERRUM COLLEGE AS YOUR NEW HOMETOWN — OR AT LEAST YOUR HOMETOWN AWAY FROM HOME. FERRUM STUDENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. For nearly 100 years, our local community has been embracing Ferrum College students. Area churches open their doors, businesses cater to your needs — and seek your help! — and community groups welcome your participation. As a Ferrum student, you could paint a mural at the local elementary school, join the volunteer ﬁre department or ﬁnd another way to share your time with your new neighbors.
IF THE FERRUM FORMULA SOUNDS INTERESTING SO FAR, WE HAVE MORE TO TELL YOU! TAKE ANOTHER STEP TOWARD FINDING OUT WHY FERRUM SHOULD BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR COLLEGE LIST. Apply to Ferrum! Schedule a tour of Ferrum! Check out our Scholarship Calculator online!
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AFFORDABLE. ACCESSIBLE. ATTAINABLE. ABOVE ALL, SUCCESS AT FERRUM IS ACHIEVABLE.
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