Criminal Justice - Generalist Option
Why Choose the Criminal Justice Generalist Option?
The generalist option will help prepare students to be successful in law school and graduate school, specifically in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. This option will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing field. Employment opportunities include probation officer, parole officer, asset protection, court reporter and crime analyst. Please note that graduate or law degrees, as well as academy certifications may be needed for some employment opportunities. Please see one of our advisors or professors for more details.
The criminal justice curriculum at Ferris State University is designed to familiarize students with the complex nature of the American criminal justice system. The study of criminal justice focuses on the structure and roles of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. We strive to provide students with the invaluable ability to think critically and act independently in their career. The generalist option is designed to prepare students for a variety of career paths following graduation, including law school, graduate-level work in criminology and criminal justice, and for careers at the local, state, and federal levels in law enforcement, corrections, and court related agencies. This path will provide you with the knowledge and tools to be the next leaders in the criminal justice field.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission into the Generalist concentration.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
A 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.
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.
Criminal Justice Generalist Concentration
Generalist students pursuing the Corrections Academy should take the following courses for elective credit:
CRIM 460 (Fall Semester) 3 cr.
CRIM 465 (Spring Semester) 3 cr.
CRIM 401 (Spring Semester) 3 cr.