Thank you for taking time to review our web page. Ferris State’s founder Woodbridge N. Ferris, established the institution as a place of opportunity and a place where someone can be well trained to enter a profession. In the School of Criminal Justice we follow that tradition and have established a school where opportunity can become reality. This year the School celebrates its 42nd year of providing quality education for careers in criminal justice.
Our faculty is composed of professionals from multiple fields within Criminal Justice:
Not only does the faculty have a vast amount of professional experience, but they focus/concentrate on problem-based teaching and learning. Additionally, the faculty are actively involved in research dedicated to multiple topics including police ethics, date-rape, job satisfaction, and private security.
Our classes are small, 25-30 students, allowing faculty to focus on the student and provide for student needs. All classrooms are “smart classrooms” that utilize the most contemporary technology. Faculty use on-line techniques as well as web pages to enhance teaching strategies.
The program provides three options:
Our legacy reaches far in all facets of the criminal justice profession. We have former lawyers from our program, supervisors and administrators in the Probation & Parole field and law enforcement officers in state, local and federal agencies. Chiefs of Police, command officers and even the recently retired Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are former Ferris graduates. There is hardly a police agency in the State of Michigan that does not have a Ferris alum within their ranks.
Again, thanks for visiting our web page. If you have any questions, I encourage you to call our office at (231) 591-5865 or register for one of our “Dawg Days” where we can meet and talk in person about our programs.