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Pre-Criminal Justice PCRJ

Degree Type: Associate in Arts

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
CRIM 110 Introduction to Crim Justice 3
Select one of following three (CRIM 111, CRIM 112, or CRIM 113)
CRIM 111 Introduction to Corrections 3
CRIM 112 Intro to U.S. Legal Systems 3
CRIM 113 Intro to Law Enforcement 3
CRIM 220 Supervision-Management in CJ 3
CRIM 260 Delinquency Prevention-Control 3
LITR 286 Justice in Literature 3
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
RMLS 2
PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3
Choose one:
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
Choose one:
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
BLAW 221 Elementary Business Law 3
BUSN 122 Introduction to Business 3
Choose one:
SOCY 225 Marriage and the Family 3
SOCY 230 Gender Roles in Society 3
SOCY 242 Sociology Of Deviant Behavior 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
SOCY 341 Community Studies 3
SOCY 344 World Urban Sociology 3
Choose one:
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
ISYS 202 Principles of Information Syst 3
ISYS 204 Introduction to Visual Basic 3
*Elective General 3
*Electives: Lab Science 4
* Scientific Understanding 3
* Cultural Enrichment 6
Minimum semester credit hours required for pre-criminal justice A.A. degree: 60

Why Chose Pre-Criminal Justice?

All students who complete the Pre-Criminal Justice program receive an Associate in Arts degree. After students have completed the Pre-Criminal Justice requirements, they will apply to the criminal justice B.S. degree program and choose from either the law enforcement concentration, corrections concentration or criminal justice generalist concentration. Admission into the B.S. degree program is granted on a competitive basis, as space permits.

Admission Requirements

Students must possess a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) from high school or in courses that transfer from another college. Ferris students wishing to make a curriculum change into the College of Education and Human Services must also have a 2.0 GPA.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the College of Education and Human Services, the following requirements must be met. Some curriculums may have additional requirements.

  • Complete a specified minimum number of semester hours in required and elective courses as approved by the faculty.
  • Attain a 2.0 GPA or above in all work taken while registered at Ferris (consult program descriptions for specific program GPA requirements).
  • Complete all general education requirements as outlined on the “General Education” website and have an ACT math subscore of 24, or complete MATH 115, or pass the proficiency exam.
  • Satisfy the University’s residency requirements.
  • Formally apply for graduation with the appropriate administrator.

  • More Information

    Ferris State University
    School of Criminal Justice
    1349 Cramer Circle
    Bishop Hall 509
    Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
    Phone: 231-591-3652 or 231-591-5080


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