Law Enforcement – Transfer Options

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. Jackson College has articulation agreements in accounting with the following colleges and universities.

  • Criminal Justice – Ferris State University

    Law Enforcement Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement at Ferris State University

    Students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of ‘C’ of better, and satisfy FSU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, FSU will waive the 60-hour rule. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree. Students with a community college of a 2.5 or higher, successfully completed a transfer equivalency for FSU’s ENGL 150 or higher and MATH 115 or higher.

    Articulation Effective Dates: July 1, 2020 until July 1, 2023

    General Education Requirements

    • ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3
    • ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3
    • COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3
    • MAT 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4
    • PLS 141 American National Government 3
    • NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4
    • GEL 109 Earth Science 4
    • THR 116 Introduction to Theatre 3
    • HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3
    • SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Program Core Requirements

    • CRJ 101 Criminal Law 3
    • CRJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
    • CRJ 114 Police Administration & Operations 3
    • CRJ 117 Criminology 3

    JC Program Electives Required by FSU

    • CRJ 112 Crime & Delinquency 3
    • CRJ 121 Introduction to Corrections 3
    • CRJ 104 Criminal Justice Psychology 3

    Additional FSU Required courses if not completed at JC must be completed at FSU

    • BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3
    • HPF 161 Personalized Fitness 1
    • HPF 168 Weight Training 1
    • ENG 249 African American Literature 3
    • HIS 132 Western Civilization 1555 to Present 3

    *Students are highly encouraged to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this satisfies FSU’s lower level general education course requirements. Only upper level or specific program general education courses may still be required. Articulation

Michigan Transfer Pathways

Jackson College joins with community colleges across the state to create easy-to-understand pathways for students transferring credit to a university.

Working to increase degree completion among transfer students, community colleges and universities have collaborated to simplify the transfer process by developing MiTransfer Pathways. This allows community college students to apply every credit to four-year universities in specific programs.

  • Criminal Justice – MiTransfer Pathway

    MiTransfer Pathways – Criminal Justice

    Community colleges and universities have collaborated to simplify the transfer process by developing MiTransfer Pathways. These transfer pathways build on the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), which makes it easier for students to transfer their general education courses earned at Jackson College to participating four-year institutions in Michigan. View Jackson College’s MTA requirements.

    Criminal Justice faculty identified courses that will transfer between community colleges and universities in Michigan. The following courses at Jackson College are guaranteed to transfer to criminal justice programs of participating institutions.

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CRJ 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course covers the history, evolution and philosophy of the American criminal justice system. Emphasis on the interrelationship of system components: police, attorneys, courts and corrections.

    CRJ 121 Introduction to Corrections 3 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, and MAT 020*

    A survey of the American corrections system as a component of the criminal justice system.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    Jackson College Degree Requirements

    These are Jackson College associate degree requirements and may not be accepted for transfer by universities participating in the agreement.

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

    CRJ 101 Criminal Law 3 ENG 085*

    This course covers both substantive and procedural law at local, state and federal levels. Special emphasis given to the Michigan Penal Code and landmark court decisions.

    CRJ 102 Criminal Investigation 3 ENG 085*

    This course covers the fundamentals of criminal investigation, theory and practice, from crime scene to courtroom, with emphasis on techniques appropriate to specific crimes.

    CRJ 104 Criminal Justice Psychology 3 ENG 085*

    This course is an overview of criminal behavior from a psych-social perspective. Contemporary research, theory and practice concerning the psychology of crime are reviewed.

    CRJ 114 Police Administration & Operations 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Administration and operation of a police department including line/staff activities are explored.

    CRJ 117 Criminology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (SAME AS SOC 117) Provides an understanding of the cultural nature, origin and development of criminal behavior with attention given to the psychological and sociological factors involved.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY 140

    Survey of those behaviors that do not fit the norm of society, including causal factors, specific disorders and treatment methods.

    SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.

    Transfer Institution Degree Requirements

    Transfer institutions have identified remaining degree requirements that a student can take at Jackson College that will transfer to a participating criminal justice program. To view each institution’s additional degree requirements, select your transfer institution then use Michigan Transfer Networks’s course equivalencies tool to find the course equivalent at Jackson College.