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Criminal Justice

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

Why Choose the Criminal Justice Minor?

The Criminal Justice minor was designed to increase the options available for Ferris State University students looking to supplement their education in a field outside of their major. The minor will allow students to obtain either a general overview of the criminal justice system or to obtain a certification in corrections as required by the Michigan Department of Corrections for employment. There are many majors currently offered at Ferris State University that are employable in the field of criminal justice with an appropriate background in criminal justice. The minor is designed to provide this educational background.

Admission Requirements

The Criminal Justice minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State University. An average GPA of 2.0 or higher must be achieved for the courses to count towards the minor. The minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours, 9 of which must consist of upper division courses. Required core courses include CRIM 110, CRIM 260 CRIM 310 or 370 and CRIM 311. If the student wishes to select corrections, CRIM 111 can be substituted for CRIM 260 and CRIM 319 can be substituted for CRIM 311.*

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
Introduction to Crim Justice
3
Delinquency Prevention-Control
3
Corrections and Society
3
or
Correctional Institutions
3
Police and Society
3
Electives (6 hours minimum required)
Select any two of the following CRIM courses or one of the CRIM courses and one SOCY or PSYC course:
Ethical Issues in Crim Justice
3
Conflict Mgmt In Corrections
3
Crime Control Policy
3
Michigan Criminal Law
4
Michigan Criminal Procedure
4
Legal Issues in Corrections
3
Correctional Clients
4
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3
Soc Stratification-Inequality
3
Criminology
3
Social Psychology
3
Psychology of Personality
3
Abnormal Psychology
3
Note: All upper division CRIM courses must be generalist/corrections sections. The listed PSYC courses require PSYC 150 as a prerequisite. SOCY 340 requires SOCY 121, SOCY 122 or ANTH 122 as a prerequisite. SOCY 443 and 450 requires SOCY 121, SOCY 122 or ANTH and one other behavioral science course as a prerequisite.