Make a Difference
The Criminal Justice program at Ferris State University will prepare you for a successful
career in law enforcement, corrections, and a wide variety of local, state, and federal
agencies where you can make a positive impact on your community. You will be guided
by seasoned, professional faculty through the latest theoretical knowledge as well
as hands-on, practical field experiences.
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As a Criminal Justice student, you will choose to specialize your degree program by
selecting one of our three major concentrations: Corrections, Generalist, or Law Enforcement.
The Corrections concentration emphasizes areas including probation, parole, adult
institutions, community corrections, and the prevention, treatment and control of
both youth and adult offenders. The Corrections program at Ferris State University
is accredited through the Michigan Correction Officers Training Council.
The Generalist concentration provides general education in criminal justice, as well
as allowing you the choice to obtain technical skills by enrolling in clusters of
courses in the areas of forensic science, communication, accounting, computer information
systems, human resource management, Spanish, military science or social sciences.
Law Enforcement is for students planning to concentrate in the law enforcement area
of the criminal justice system. You will prepare for administrative and management
positions with municipal, county, state and federal agencies. The program includes
the entire basic training curriculum, required by Michigan law, to be a law enforcement
officer. The Law Enforcement program at Ferris State University is accredited through
the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).