Ferris State University

Criminal Justice – Generalist

Jessica Johnson
(616) 643-5737
JessicaJohnson@ferris.edu / schedulenow
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The Criminal Justice baccalaureate degree prepares you for a professional career in the Criminal Justice system in Michigan and throughout the country. 

This program offers small class sizes—usually between 15 to 30 students. Our degreed faculty members have extensive criminal justice experience and utilize a pragmatic approach to prepare you for a career in criminal justice. The most common positions for graduates of this program are: police officer, corrections officer, community correction officer, probation officer, detective, federal agent, and investigator for a multitude of public and private agencies and/or corporations.

Generalist Option: This option prepares you to seek federal, state, and/or local criminal justice agency employment or admission to law school or graduate school. This program gives you an education with a broad focus in Criminal Justice.

Complete MACRAO Transfer Agreements:

The MACRAO Transfer Agreements through Kirtland Gaylord M-TEC allow for smooth transferability of courses among participating Michigan colleges and universities.

It stipulates that 30 semester hours of 100-level and above compatible general coursework will satisfy typical freshman and sophomore-level general education requirements for the bachelor’s degree at participating universities. A KCC student who completes the 30 credit hours for the MACRAO Transfer Agreement and who seeks to transfer to another institution must request that Student Services stamp his/her transcript “MACRAO Agreement Satisfied.”  Check each school’s policies for further information.