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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement Specialist Option
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.
Admission into the Law Enforcement option is granted on a competitive basis, as space permits, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
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
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
If pursuing a forensic minor, please meet with your advisor for appropriate courses