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Criminal Justice - Generalist Transfer Guide for Lansing Community College

Ferris Program: Criminal Justice - Generalist
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Lansing Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 120-121
Catalog Year: 2022-2023

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 COMM 140 or
    COMM 130
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 121 or
    ENGL 131
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 122 or
    ENGL 132
    ENGL 311 or
    ENGL 321 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Technical Writing or
    Advanced Composition or
    Advanced Business Writing
    3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 114 or MATH 115 Quantitative Reasoning for Professionals 2 or Intermediate Algebra 4 or 3 MATH 117 or
    MATH 112
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives 6 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3 SOCL 120
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 200
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 225 Marriage and the Family 3 SOCL 254
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 230 Gender Roles in Society 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 242 Sociology of Deviant Behavior 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the United States 3 SOCL 260
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 341 Community Studies 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 344 World Urban Sociology 3 No Equivalent

College Requirements

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81 Credits Required

 
  •  Major Courses

    35 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CRIM 305 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 310 Corrections and Society 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 311 Police and Society 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 321 or
    CRIM 322
    Police Report Writing or
    Report Writing for Corrections
    3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 340 Criminal Behavior 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 385 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 391 Criminal Justice Internship 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 411 Crime Control Policy 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 425 Michigan Criminal Law 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 430 Michigan Criminal Procedures 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 499 Criminal Justice Assessment Course 2 No Equivalent
  •  Related Requirements

    23 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ISYS 105 Introduction Micro Systems and Software 3 CITF 110 or
    CITA 110
    CRIM 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CJUS 101
    CRIM 111 or
    CRIM 112 or
    CRIM 113
    Introduction to Corrections or
    Introduction to United States Legal Systems or
    Introduction to Law Enforcement
    3 CJUS 131 or
    No Equivalent or
    No Equivalent
    BUSN 122 or
    ACCT 201 or
    BLAW 221
    Introduction to Business or
    Principles of Financial Accounting or
    Elementary Business Law
    3 BUSN 118 or
    ACCG 210 or
    No Equivalent
    CRIM 220 Supervision and Management in Criminal Justice 3 CJUS 201
    CRIM 260 Delinquency Prevention and Control 3 CJUS 106
    Varies Elective Courses - 100 Level or Higher (Advisor Approval) 5 Varies
  •  Electives

    23 Credits Required. In order to graduate with a bachelor's degree, a student must have a minimum of 120 credits. The electives required for each student may vary depending on courses taken. Based on how a student meets the programmatic requirements, they may need more or less than 23 credits of elective courses to meet the required 120 credit minimum.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Elective Courses (Advisor Approval) 23 Varies

Program Contact Information

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College of Business
School of Criminal Justice
(231) 591-5080
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - Lansing Community College
(517) 483-9723
[email protected] 

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 2.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Complete all course requirements necessary to complete the Associate of Arts (AA) in Criminal Justice program at Ferris State University.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Complete all course requirements necessary to complete the Associate of Arts (AA) in Criminal Justice program at Ferris State University.
  • The degree completion program at a statewide and online location requires to earn either a completed Associate degree or at least 48 transferable semester credit hours from an accredited college or university.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].