This major is built to facilitate the transferral of courses to Eastern Michigan University, from all 28 community colleges in Michigan. Faculty from across the state identified courses a student may take in the first and second year of the bachelor’s degree programs at all participating universities. The MiTransfer Pathways courses in criminal justice are:
Faculty also identified Remaining Degree Requirements, which include courses that students can transfer from the community college. These courses are noted below.
Unless otherwise noted, only courses deemed equivalent by EMU faculty may satisfy major requirements. For a list of applicable courses, see “Approved Courses” links or Transfer Equivalencies. Please see “Critical Graduation Information” below for additional policies governing transfer credit.
Our Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice program provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice within the framework of broader social processes.
Our curriculum is a three-tiered structure composed of general education, a core curriculum, and selected concentrations. The typical student will move from general education to the core of the program and then into one of five specialized concentrations, where they will be introduced to courses on the principles and application of the chosen specialty. Our five concentrations consist of: (1) Legal Studies, (2) Law Enforcement, (3) Corrections, (4) Criminal Justice Administration, and (5) Juvenile Justice.
Our program provides several significant learning opportunities for our students. For example, students in our program may choose to enroll in CRM 489L4 or 488L4 , which provides students the opportunity to complete supervised internships at either a government or private agency that works with crime problems. Through these internship experiences, students gain first-hand experience in working on crime and justice issues and also have an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom out in the community. Students in our program also have collaborated with faculty on research projects, and Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty frequently sponsor students at EMU’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Finally, students in our program are also encouraged to participate in the Criminal Justice Club, which routinely creates learning and networking opportunities for students by inviting guest lecturers to campus.