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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Specialist Option

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Education and Human Services

Why Choose Law Enforcement Specialist Option?

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 option 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.

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Law Enforcement option is granted on a competitive basis, as space permits, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.

Graduation Requirements

More Information

Ferris State University

School of Criminal Justice

1349 Cramer Circle, BIS 509

Big Rapids, MI  49307-2737

Phone:  231-591-3652 or 231-591-5080

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Junior-Senior Level

Entrance into the junior year of the criminal justice program is on a grade point competitive, space available basis.

By the end of the sophomore year winter semester, students must choose one of the three program concentrations: (1) law enforcement specialist, (2) criminal justice corrections, or (3) criminal justice generalist.

Law Enforcement Specialist Concentration

Ethical Issues in Crim Justice
3
Police and Society
3
Police Report Writing
3
Precision Driving
3
Firearms
3
Current Issues in CJ
3
Criminal Justice Internship
4
Physical Fitness Conditioning
1
Physical-Defensive Tactics
5
Conflict Mgmt in Crim Justice
4
Michigan Criminal Law
4
Michigan Criminal Procedure
4
Criminal Investigation
5
Patrol Problems
4
Traffic Management
5
Law Enforcement Assessment
1
Advanced First Aid
3
Crime-Violence in Literature
3
General Electives
If pursuing a forensic minor, please meet with your advisor for appropriate courses
Minimum semester credit hours required for criminal justice B.S. degree/law enforcement specialist option:
134