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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Mid Michigan College

Ferris Program: Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Business
Transfer School: Mid Michigan College
Consortium Eligible: No
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 132-133
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
The effective dates for this articulation agreement are August 1, 2021 - August 1, 2024.

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 COM 261 or
    COM 101 or 
    COM 257
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENG 111
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENG 222
    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 No Equivalent or
    MAT 107
  •  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 SOC 101
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 101
    (Choose 1 of 6) SOCY 225 Marriage and the Family 3 SOC 250
    (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 SOC 289
    (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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93 Credits Required

  •  Major Courses

    70 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    CRIM 305 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 311 Police and Society 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 321 Police Report Writing 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 325 Social Psychology 3 PSY 230
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 331 Psychology of Personality 3 PSY 210 or
    PSY 240
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 341 Child Psychology 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 342 Psychology of Adolescence 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 410 Behavior Modification 3 No Equivalent
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 422 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY 205
    (Choose 2 of 7) PSYC 430 Interpersonal and Cultural Perceptions 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 340 Criminal Behavior 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 355 Precision Driving 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 356 Firearms 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 385 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 391 Criminal Justice Internship 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 402 Physical Fitness Conditioning 1 No Equivalent
    CRIM 403 Physical and Defensive Tactics 5 No Equivalent
    CRIM 420 Conflict Management in Criminal Justice 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 425 Michigan Criminal Law 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 428 First Aid and Emergency Care 3 No Equivalent
    CRIM 430 Michigan Criminal Procedures 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 440 Criminal Justice Assessment Course 5 No Equivalent
    CRIM 453 Patrol Problems 4 No Equivalent
    CRIM 454 Traffic Management 5 No Equivalent
    CRIM 498 Law Enforcement Assessment Course 1 No Equivalent
    Varies Elective Course (Advisor Approval) 3 Varies
  •  Related Requirements

    23 Credits Required. 

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    ISYS 105 Introduction Microcomputer Systems and Software 3 CIS 130
    CRIM 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 CJS 200
    CRIM 111 or
    CRIM 112 or
    CRIM 113
    Introduction to Corrections or
    Introduction to United States Legal Systems or
    Introduction to Law Enforcement

    CJS 220 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 BUS 151 or
    ACC 201 or
    No Equivalent
    CRIM 220 Supervision and Management in Criminal Justice 3 CJS 203
    CRIM 260 Delinquency Prevention and Control 3 CJS 202
    Varies Elective Courses - 100 Level or Higher (Advisor Approval) 5 Varies

Program Contact Information

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

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum Composite ACT Score of 17/SAT 900

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA based on completion of 12 transferable semester credit hours or more.
  • Completion of ENGL 150 or transfer equivalent of C grade or higher 
  • Completion of MATH 114, 115, or 117 or transfer equivalent of C grade or higher. 
  • The degree completion program at a statewide and online location requires 30 transferable semester credits to be admitted and completion of ENGL 150, ENGL 250, COMM 121, MATH 114, 115 or 117, or transfer equivalent courses of C grade or higher.

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 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].