Criminal Justice | Ferris Statewide | Ferris State UniversityCriminal Justice
Bachelor of Science

The Criminal Justice program at Ferris State University prepares you for a professional career in the criminal justice system in Michigan and throughout the country. This program offers small class sizes—usually between 15 to 30 students. Our faculty members have extensive criminal justice experience and utilize a pragmatic approach to prepare you for a career in criminal justice. The most common positions for graduates of this program are police officer, corrections officer, community correction officer, probation officer, detective, federal agent, and investigator for a multitude of public and private agencies and/or corporations.

Generalist Option: This option provides general education in criminal justice. Coursework is designed to provide an understanding of criminal justice, while allowing students to obtain special work-related skills necessary for work in a variety of criminal justice positions with police, courts, and corrections. They may also pursue a graduate or professional study. 

Law Enforcement Option (Jackson only): This option is for students planning to concentrate in the law enforcement area of the criminal justice system. Students prepare for administrative and management positions with municipal, county, state and federal agencies. The program includes the entire basic training curriculum required by law in the State of Michigan to be a practicing law enforcement officer. The program is certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Graduates, who successfully complete the program and meet the minimum employment standards, are qualified for placement in Michigan police agencies. Students enrolling in this option must meet all the pre-employment screening standards required by MCOLES. 

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