2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Criminal Justice

Degree Type: Associate in Arts
College(s): College of Business

Program Requirements

Criminal Justice, AA Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • General Education Courses, Major Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Criminal Justice?

All students must complete the associate degree in Criminal Justice and will receive an Associate in Arts degree. After students have completed the associate degree 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.

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

Required Courses
Credit Hours
English 1
3
English 2
3
Introduction to Crim Justice
3
Introduction to Corrections
3
or
Intro to U.S. Legal Systems
3
or
Intro to Law Enforcement
3
Supervision-Management in CJ
3
Delinquency Prevention-Control
3
Justice in Literature
3
Intermediate Algebra
3
RMLS
2
Introduction to Psychology
3
Introductory Sociology
3
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
or
Elementary Business Law
3
or
Introduction to Business
3
Marriage and the Family
3
or
Gender Roles in Society
3
or
Sociology Of Deviant Behavior
3
or
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3
or
Community Studies
3
or
World Urban Sociology
3
Intro Micro Systems-Software
3
or
ISYS 202
Array
or
Introduction to Visual Basic
3
General Elective
3
Lab Science Elective
4
Scientific Understanding Elective
3
Cultural Enrichment Elective
6
Minimum semester credit hours required for Pre-Criminal Justice A.A. degree:
60