Why Choose the Forensic Psychology minor?
This minor builds upon the already stellar criminal justice and psychology programs at Ferris State University. Our criminal justice program and its graduates are by far preferred in Michigan's law enforcement agencies. The psychology program at Ferris is well known. There has been tremendous interest in the addition of forensic psychology and Ferris will be one of the first to implement it in the state of Michigan.
Not only will law enforcement benefit but areas such as human services, victim advocacy groups, courts, government agencies, consulting firms, community mental health and many more would also see the benefit of those with this minor.
The forensic psychology minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a B.S. in Psychology. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.
Also, 50 percent of the credits of a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
ADVISOR: Dr. Jim Van Treese
Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307