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Michigan Criminal Justice Schools

  • 48 schools offering criminal justice degrees in Michigan are in our database. (see below)
  • 24 offer associate’s degrees or certificates, 18 of them offer bachelor’s degrees and above, and 8 offer a mix of bachelor’s and master’s
  • We found 3 schools in Michigan ranked in US News and World Reports that have a criminal justice program; #4 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor–Ann Arbor, #28 Michigan State University–East Lansing, and #100 Western Michigan University–Kalamazoo
  • We found 1 doctorate program ranked by The Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice: #9 Michigan State University.
  • According to Kiplinger’s, Michigan has 2 universities ranked in the top 100 for “Values in Public Colleges”; #24 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI; and #61 Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • 10 campus-based and online schools in Michigan are available for requesting information.


Profiles of Well-Known Schools in Michigan

Michigan State University: Michigan State University offers several competitive criminal justice degree programs through its School of Criminal Justice. Undergraduates may be interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree, which offers students a curriculum encompassing the study and understanding of crime patterns and crime control. Students may additionally add a specialization in security management for careers in private and government security. On-campus graduate students may pursue a Master’s in Criminal Justice, which emphasizes analytics and practical knowledge for criminal justice operations and management, or a Master’s in Forensic Science, which emphasizes scientific forensics in legal matters with concentrations in Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Biology, or Forensic Chemistry through traditional on-campus study. Michigan State University additionally offers three graduate programs online: the Master’s in Criminal Justice, a Master’s in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis, and a Master’s in Judicial Administration. A highly individualized doctoral program in Criminal Justice is also offered. The Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice has been internationally recognized for its research centers and training initiatives, including the Center for Police Executive Development, Conservation Criminology Program, and JERITT (Judicial Education Reference, Information and Technical Transfer Project).

University of Michigan, Dearborn: Within the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters is the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies, one of the college’s many interdisciplinary programs drawing in faculty from multiple departments. Students are required to take nine core hours and then their choice of courses under the categories of Special Topics, Ethics, Social Justice, Law and Society, Human Interaction & Social Control, and Research Methods. Professors and instructors of sociology, philosophy, psychology, political science, and even mathematics teach courses for the Criminal Justice Studies program. To supplement classroom time, majors are required to complete three to six internship hours, which can be done through any of the numerous organizations and agencies that the University of Michigan has listed.

Michigan Criminal Justice Salary and Jobs

Occupation Number Employed Average Annual Salary
Correctional Officers and Jailers 10,560 $48,880
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 3,430 $71,380
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,770 $84,070
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 15,850 $53,010

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.

Respected leaders who have graduated from universities in Michigan

  • Macomb County Sheriff Anthony M. Wickersham – Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard – Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee – Siena Heights University, Adiran
  • Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk – Grand Valley State University, Allendale
Police Quote: The best police career advice I ever received was from my father, a 42-year law enforcement veteran, who spent many years as Chief of Police. He said, “You can’t do this job without the full support of your community and the backing of your department. Your honor, integrity, and reputation are vital to your success.” -Chief Fred W. Hayes

Michigan Criminal Justice Degrees

As one of the most populous states in the nation, Michigan also offers a number of Federal law enforcement positions. The Bureau of Prisons maintains two facilities in the state, an urban center in Detroit and a low-security correctional institution in Milan, both of which require skilled graduates from time to time. Detroit is also home to a major international airline hub for Delta/KLM, which generates demand for Homeland Security and the TSA. Criminal justice graduates can find positions in the Homeland Security industry due to Michigan’s long border with Canada and significant shoreline on three Great Lakes.

Urban policing is also an attractive option in Michigan. Because competition for positions is fierce, one can easily stand out from the crowd with a degree in the field. In fact, the city of Ann Arbor requires that applicants have at least an associate’s degree and requires additional testing for which a criminal justice degree would be helpful. Detroit’s police department also requires similar knowledge and testing.

During the period from 2005 to 2015, the population of Michigan is projected to grow by 3.8%, which, although below the projected average for the US, is still far from being a state that is being abandoned. Demand for police officers and their managers is expected to grow by six percent—over one and one half times the population’s growth. Demand for correctional officers, managers, and probation officers will also grow faster than the population. Security guard positions are expected to become available at two and one half times the rate of the projected population growth, as well.

As the Michigan State Police builds up demand for their next class, they are prepared to pay new Troopers $41,000 1 a year in base compensation, in addition to generous benefits and they recommend applicants have a college education. The Department of Corrections is hiring for a number of positions as well. Many of their positions will waive experience requirements for applicants who have completed not just a four-year degree, but one in criminal justice or a related field. The average annual salary for patrol and police officers in Michigan is $51,840.2

Although Michigan is well known for University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, it is, in fact, home to countless educational institutions, many of which offer degrees in criminal justice or criminology at any of a number of levels. Although traditional classroom programs are available in a number of cities across the state, everyone can access an online degree program from the comfort of their home. These programs allow for one to earn a degree while still working, and can save a great deal of time and expense. Thanks to the widespread availability of degree programs of either type in Michigan, there has never been a better time to start, and finish, a college education in criminal justice.

Regardless of the issues in the automobile industry, Michigan still has a vibrant economy and excellent quality of life. One of the many growing fields in Michigan is the criminal justice industry, whose necessity is likely to continue due to Michigan’s violent crime rate that is 18% higher than the national average.

Michigan’s Criminal Justice Employment Outlook 3, 4, 5, 6

The September 2014 unemployment rate is 7.2%. This is above the national average of 5.8%. Michigan experienced peak unemployment in August 2009, with a rate of 14.1%. The September rate is very close to the unemployment low of 7.1% in January 2008. Government employment can be a good measure of criminal justice jobs available in Michigan. Projections Central includes the following criminal justice jobs for the state:

  • Police and Sheriff Patrol: 551 annual openings/88% in positions report some college or bachelor’s degree
  • Correctional Officers: 270 annual openings/60% in positions report some college, or bachelor’s degree
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: 60 annual openings
  • Security Guards: 710 annual openings
  • Paralegals: 130 annual openings/88% in positions report some college, or bachelor’s degree

The Mercatus Center, a conservative think tank, rated and analyzed the long-term solvency of each state government. After an analysis of the budgeting, cash/tax collection, and pensions, Michigan was ranked 26th in the nation. This indicates that it is likely that Michigan will be able to pay out is pensions, but one should still pay attention to this.

Online and Michigan Criminal Justice Schools

To learn more about earning a Michigan criminal justice degree, we recommend the following accredited campus-based and online criminal justice programs for students interested in pursuing associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the growing field of criminal justice.

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Directory of Michigan Universities Offering Criminal Justice Degrees

Adrian College (Adrian)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Corrections and Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law and the Judiciary
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice

Alpena Community College (Alpena)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Minor | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Corrections Officer

Baker College (Allen Park; Auburn Hills; Cadillac; Clinton Township; Flint; Jackson; Muskegon; Port Huron)
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement Academy
Associate of Applied Science | Emergency Services Management
Associate of Applied Science | Public Safety
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Information Technology: Cyber Security
Bachelor of Science | Public Safety
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement Academy
Bachelor of Science | Cyber Defense
Bachelor of Science | Information Technology and Security Technology (online program)
Minor | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Special Needs Paraprofessional/ Behavioral Technician
Certificate | Correctional Studies

Bay de Noc Community College (Escanaba)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Geographic Information Services
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Certificate | Corrections Officer

Student Review: “I loved this school because I was able to do my general studies at the same cost as a major University. The classroom sizes were small, so teachers had enough time to help students that needed it. Student Services helped you through everything, from finding classrooms to financial aid. Speaking of cost, it only cost $2,200 per semester for your basic studies and they offer the convenience of online classes. There is nothing more amazing than going to Bay, where you feel that your teachers know you, by name, and not by seat.” -Joseph P., student at Bay de Noc Community College
stars-5

Bay Mills Community College (Brimley)
Associate of Arts | Corrections
Certificate | Corrections

Concordia University-Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor)
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice
Bachelor Degree | Justice and Public Policy
Minor | Criminal Justice & Public Policy

Davenport University (Grand Rapids)
Bachelor of Business Administration | Accounting Fraud Investigation
Bachelor of Sciene | Digital Forensics
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Accounting

Student Review: “I have had a great experience with Davenport University. I am able to make my own schedule and decide when I want to do my homework. This could be a challenge for those who are not good at making themselves sit down to do homework. This college is a private school, so it is more expensive than public schools and thus is the reason that I took one point off for the rating. The teachers are very helpful and want you to succeed. They will take however much time it takes in order for you to feel comfortable about your understanding if the material. The correspondence is quick after you email your teacher, they are very interactive which helps if you are having any problems. There are great advisors that will give you all if the options that you have for majors and minors and will thoroughly explain them to you. Davenport University also allows students who are dedicated to enter a fast track program where students will be able to cut at least a year off of their school time by consolidating their schedules. Other than the price, this is a great option for anyone who wants to make their future a little brighter from the comfort of their home.” -Megan L., student at Davenport University
stars-4

Delta College (University Center)
Associate of Applied Arts | Corrections
Associate of Applied Arts | Law Enforcement
Associate of Applied Arts | Basic Police Training
Associate of Applied Arts | Loss Prevention Specialist
Associate of Applied Arts | Global Peace Studies
Certificate of Achievement | Corrections
Certificate of Achievement | Corrections with Jail Officer Academy
Certificate of Achievement | Basic Police Training
Certificate of Achievement | Loss Prevention Specialist
Certificate of Achievement | Global Peace Studies

Student Review: “I took the class called Intro to Corrections which was in the criminal justice field. At first I enjoyed it because I like watching shows about the corrections facilities. About a month into the class I realized I was better off watching then becoming. My teacher was a former Corrections Officer and Probation Officer she gave us raw details of her life expierences over the last 30 years in the field. It just seems a little too hard core for me but I would consider being a Parole or Probation Officer still because what I did learn from her was that it isn’t all what you see on TV. It’s more about the people and the rehabilitation of the former offenders.” -Anita G., student at Delta College
stars-3

Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Administration
Bachelor of Arts | Public Safety Administration Major
Master of Arts | Criminology and Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Geographic Information Systems
Certificate | Digital Investigations

Student Review: “The Eastern Michigan criminal justice program is fairly extensive, with a variety of different programs and areas of specialization. The professors are my favorite part; they are very nice and always willing to help. Sometimes the major advisor is very difficult to get a hold of and doesn’t respond as promptly as I would like. The program has a wide variety of classes you can take including Homeland Security classes which is pretty cool. A good number of the professors are employed as police officers or were at one time an officer of various ranks. The program overall is detailed and, I feel, high quality.” -Christine R., student at Eastern Michigan University
stars-4
Student Review: “During my time pursuing my Information Assurance degree at Eastern Michigan University, I found a number of my professors lacking in the ability to teach. Some would not show up, or other times they would randomly cancel classes. Some teachers went as far as to not teach the subject because they had no expertise in the subject matter. These types of events were not just isolated events, as a number of classes also suffered from interference from the university administration and low quality of students. Overall, I appreciated the networking experience that the program afforded me, however none of the skills that I have today are due in any regard what I was taught in my degree.” -Student at Eastern Michigan University
stars-2

Ferris State University (Big Rapids)
Associate of Arts | Pre-Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Corrections
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Biology
Bachelor of Science | Information Security and Intelligence
Master of Science | Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Science | Information Security and Intelligence
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Forensic Science
Minor | Homeland Security: Digital Security and Forensics
Minor | Military Science
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Incident Response
Certificate | Geographic Information Systems
Certificate | Geographic Information Systems (online program)
Certificate | Homeland Security: Digital Security and Forensics

Finlandia University (Hancock)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice

Gogebic Community College (Ironwood)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
Certificate | Corrections Officer

Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids)
Associate of Applied Arts and Science | Corrections
Associate of Applied Arts and Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Applied Arts and Science | Juvenile Services
Associate of Arts | Juvenile Services
Associate of Arts | Corrections
Associate of Arts | Pre-Information Security
Certificate | Addiction Studies

Student Review: “I’m a current Law student and I started my education at Grand Rapids Community College where I obtained a two year Criminal Justice Degree. My original intent was to work as a Crime Scene Examiner but I eventually decided to pursue my degree even further because I love law. The Criminal Justice Program at GRCC is top notch. The emphasis of the program is success. Students interact in real time situations in all types of scenarios that help prepare individuals entering the Criminal Justice Field. The class sizes are small and personable which I found to be big plus. The professors are able to utilize their resources by building both a personable and positive relationship with the students. I benefited from certain professors knowing my name. That isn’t the case at the four year University that I’m going to now. GRCC has a great technological program so there were always enough computers and an excellent Wi-Fi system to stay on top of homework. Another great thing about the Criminal Justice Program at GRCC is the ability for prospective Police Officers to be licensed upon graduation so they don’t have to attend a Police Academy. If you do plan on transferring to a four year University, GRCC offers a detailed credit transfer for the Criminal Justice program. The cost to obtain a two year CJ degree at GRCC is affordable and the education is you receive is topnotch. The only downfall with GRCC is the actual campus can feel a lot like high school but the student life is great!” -Chad B., student at Grand Rapids Community College
stars-4
Student Review: “I have been affiliated with this specific university from an English school as I have been studying abroad for over a year now. I have much enjoyed the diversity of people and cultures I have worked alongside and got to know over this period. The highlights of the school for me have been having an authentic American Experience with real people and being thrown in at the deep end. I love the resources available to me and the somewhat family I have made since being here. The level of education is somewhat average but the experience is what has made this the best decision of my life.” -Sarah A., student at Grand Rapids Community College
stars-4

Grand Valley State University (Allendale)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Juvenile Justice
Minor | Geographic Techniques
Minor | Information Security Systems
Certificate | Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology

Student Review: “I love Grand Valley because it is a large university with a small town feel. The professors and faculty at Grand Valley truly care about their students and their success. Several of my professors knew me by name and took the time to personally get to know me. There are no graduate assistants at Grand Valley. Professors teach the lectures and the discussions and are always available for office hours. There are no intermediates so you can develop a strong relationship with your professor and thus, have a better learning experience. Grand Valley has thoroughly prepared me for a profession in the health field through rigorous courses and hands-on experience in labs especially the cadaver lab. I also like Grand Valley because they care about their undergraduate students and creating a special experience for them. Grand Valley is also committed to keeping tuition affordable for students and preparing students for the real world.” -Erica F., student at Grand Valley State University
stars-5

Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn)
Associate of Arts | Corrections/Probation and Parole
Associate of Arts | Law Enforcement
Associate of Arts | Law Enforcement with Police Academy

Jackson Community College (Jackson)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Certificate | Corrections
Certificate | Law Enforcement
State of MI Correctional Officer Certificate | Corrections
Skill Set | Corrections Officer

Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo)
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement Specialist for Certification
Certificate | Police Academy
Certificate | Corrections Officer Academy

Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Public Safety
Associate of Applied Science | Defense Logistics
Certificate | Corrections
Certificate | Police Academy

Kirtland Community College (Roscommon)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice (transfer degree)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Pre-Service
Certificate | Police Academy
Certificate | Military Police Academy

Lake Michigan College (Benton Harbor)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections, Probation, & Parole
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement

Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste Marie)
Associate of Science Corrections
Associate of Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Science | Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science | Corrections
Bachelor of Science | Criminalistics
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice Generalist
Bachelor of Science | Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement Certification
Bachelor of Science | Law Enforcement Certification with NRT
Bachelor of Science | Loss Control
Bachelor of Science | Public Safety
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Chemistry

Lansing Community College (Lansing)
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Applied Science | Geographic Information Systems
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Juvenile Specialization
Associate of Applied Science | Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Technology
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Certificate of Completion | Correctional Officer
Certificate of Achievement | Police Academy
Certificate of Achievement | Geographic Information Systems
Certificate of Achievement | Juvenile Justice

Macomb Community College (Warren)
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement With Police Academy
Associate of Applied Science | Homeland Security
Certificate | Homeland Security
Certificate | Law Enforcement
Certificate | Law Enforcement With Police Academy

Student Review: “I attended Macomb Community College while I was in high school through a dual enrollment program. It has a warm, accepting atmosphere and there was a wide range of student ages from 17 to 60 years old. There are two campuses in Warren and Clinton Township, and both are very well-maintained and up-to-date. Macomb is always redesigning buildings and expanding the campus. Macomb also has a program with several universities in the metro Detroit area which allows students to attend the Macomb campus, which is local to them, rather than driving a great distance to attend a university. I completed my degree from Macomb and transferred to Wayne State University, and I was able to attend Wayne State classes at the Macomb campus, which saved me a lot of time from driving 50 minutes from my home to the Wayne State campus in Detroit. I loved attending Macomb, but I would advise all future and current students to disregard any advice they obtain from the advisors/counselors. They have steered many students, including myself, the wrong way and caused many people to spend more money on credits they didn’t need or to hold them back a semester or two from completing their degree.” -Shelby M., student at Macomb Community College
stars-4

Madonna University (Livonia)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Science
Master of Science | Human Studies
Minor | Criminal Justice
Certificate of Completion | Addiction Studies
Certificate of Completion | Animal Cruelty Investigation
Certificate of Completion | Private Investigation
Certificate of Completion | Private Security
Certificate of Completion | Homeland Security
Certificate of Achievement | Emergency Management
Certificate of Completion | Emergency Management
Certificate of Completion | Forensic Psychology
Certificate of Achievement | Crime Laboratory Technician
Certificate of Completion | DNA Analysis
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Emergency Management Leadership
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Science

Marygrove College (Detroit)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Forensic Major
Master of Arts | Social Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Forensic Science
Certificate | Child Welfare

Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Global and Area Studies
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Forensic Science
Master of Science | Judicial Administration
Master of Science | Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis
PhD | Criminal Justice
Minor | Defense Studies and Leadership
Minor | Geographic Information Science
Minor | Peace and Justice Studies
Minor | Security Management
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
Graduate Specialization | Forensic Science (Doctoral)
Graduate Specialization | Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (Master’s)
Graduate Specialization | Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (Doctoral)
Graduate Specialization | Judicial Administration (Master’s)
Graduate Specialization | Security Management (Master’s)

Student Review: “Michigan State University provides an amazing experience to whoever attends it. It is ranked as one of the top undergraduate universities in the nation for a good price. Whether you want to study math, science, politics, theater, or communication, Michigan State has the major and specified area of study you are interested in. The people are fun, genuine, and very appealing to the eyes. The sports scene is unbeatable, as Michigan State is a top contender in the NCAA in many sports. The social scene is also something great. There are clubs and programs for everyone who wants to get involved. If you want to make lifelong friends, great connections, and get a degree from a highly respected university, Michigan State is the right school for you.” -Matt S., student at Michigan State University
stars-5
Student Review: “During my time at Michigan State University, I had my share of ups and downs. For the most part, it was a positive experience. I did not know exactly what I wanted to study when I came to the university but I found my niche within the criminal justice department. Michigan State is such an enormous school that if you are unable to find a place to mesh, you may be lost in the numbers. My first couple semesters I felt like I was just my student ID number and I had no identity to any of the professors. Luckily, when I began taking classes within my major, I felt the unity I had been missing.” -Student at Michigan State University
stars-3

Mid Michigan Community College (Harrison)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections- State Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections- Local Detention
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Pre-Service

Monroe County Community College (Monroe)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Certificate | Criminal Justice

Montcalm Community College (Sidney)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: General
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Information Security
Certificate | Criminal Justice: Corrections Officer Training
Certificate | Michigan Corrections Officer Training Fast-Track

Mott Community College (Flint)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Corrections
Certificate of Achievement | Computer Security
Certificate of Achievement | Corrections
Certificate of Achievement | Criminal Justice
Certificate of Achievement | Substance Abuse Services

North Central Michigan College (Petoskey)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement w/ KCC
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement w/ NMC
Associate of Applied Science | Geographic Information Systems
Certificate of Development | Corrections (State)
Certificate | Law Enforcement Aide

Northern Michigan University (Marquette)
Associate of Science | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice
Bachelor Degree | Loss Prevention Management
Bachelor Degree | Loss Prevention Management (online program)
Bachelor Degree | Forensic Biochemistry
Bachelor Degree | Information Assurance/ Cyber Defense
Bachelor Degree | Psychology/ Behavior Analysis
Bachelor Degree | Geomatics
Master of Science | Applied Behavior Analysis
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice (online program)
Minor | Loss Prevention Management
Minor | Information Assurance/ Cyber Defense
Minor | Human Behavior Cluster
Minor | Social Service
Minor | Human Services
Minor | Geomatics
Minor | Military Science
Certificate | Geographic Information Systems
Diploma | Advanced Law Enforcement
Diploma | Local Corrections

Student Review: “Northern Michigan University was a great university that prepared me for my career. All students are required to use laptop computers, and the school puts a heavy priority on technology. During my studies, I made numerous online presentations, and used my laptop to conduct research in-class. Most classes are taught with only 20-40 students per professor, and the faculty is very approachable. I also attended graduate school, and they did a great job of connecting me to people in my field for some exciting internships. There is a student organization for everyone, and it’s really easy to get involved. Although the Northern Michigan winters can be tough, the university overall was a great experience.” -Ryan B., student at Northern Michigan University
stars-5

Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City)
Associate of Science/ Arts | Criminal Justice (online program)
Associate of Applied Science | Accounting Fraud Investigation
Associate of Applied Science | Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (3+1 Partnership with Ferris University)
Certificate of Achievement | Law Enforcement

Oakland University (Rochester)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Courts
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Corrections/Treatment
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Information Security and Assurance
Minor | Criminal Justice

Student Review: “I really enjoyed the academic atmosphere at Oakland University for criminal justice. The overall program prepared me for the real world by incorporating guest lectures and real life situations. The professors were very knowledgeable and all of them had previous experience working in the field and dealing with people. The class sizes were small, they averaged about 30 students; this really attracted to me attend OU. The small classes allowed me to form personal relationships with the professors and gain valuable insight. One of the downsides is the parking, being a commuter college there are always tons of cars and it is sometimes hard to find a place to park.” -student at University of Oakland
stars-4

Olivet College (Olivet)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Bachelor of Arts | Chemistry: Combined Forensic Science Minor
Minor | Forensic Science
Minor | Criminal Justice

Saginaw Valley State University (University Center)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Minor | Computer Forensics
Minor | Emergency Management
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Geospatial Techniques
Certificate | Child Welfare
Certificate | Juvenile Delinquency

Student Review: “I really enjoyed my four years at Saginaw Valley State University. The school is located in a suburban setting just outside the Tri-City area. The buildings and facilities on campus are much newer than most colleges, giving SVSU a ‘modern’ feel. The campus is unique in that the majority of the buildings on campus are all connected, so you can actually walk from one end of campus to the other without even stepping outside-very helpful in winter months! Many students choose SVSU to pursue a career in the business or education fields. Great dining and new dorms and townhouses make campus living very comfortable, and the numerous fountains throughout campus are a pleasant sight!” -Greg K., student at Saginaw Valley State University
stars-5

Schoolcraft College (Livonia)
Associate of Applied Science | Academy of Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice with Academy

Siena Heights University (Adrian)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Probation, Parole & Community Corrections
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice

Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor)
Bachelor Degree | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | General Studies: Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | General Studies: Behavioral Science
Minor | Criminal Justice
Endorsement | Criminal Justice

St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron)
Associate of Applied Arts and Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Associate of Applied Arts and Science | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (joint program with Ferris University)
Certificate | Emergency Services

University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Cybersecurity
Master of Arts | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Intelligence Analysis
Master of Science | Information Assurance
Master of Science | Information Assurance (online program)
Master of Science | Security Administration
Master of Arts | Addiction Counseling
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Addiction Counseling
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Accounting
Minor | Addiction Studies

University of Michigan-Dearborn (Dearborn)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science | Digital Forensics
Minor | Criminal Justice

Student Review: “The criminal justice program at UMD was great. I was able to learn so much and was very prepared for a job and for law school afterwards. The school is a nice, small environment where the students are the focus so I always had professors, advisors, and students to help me. I really felt comfortable coming to them with my concerns and questions and that is what helped me flourish at school. They are very committed to making you prepared for life after the degree. They helped me get a part-time job afterwards through the internship they found for me as a student there and they made me prepared for law school. I really understood the legal system and felt that it gave me an advantage over other students at law school. The internships they have are interesting and are so relevant and the advisors do everything they can to help you secure them.” -Zara I., student at University of Michigan-Dearborn
stars-4

University of Michigan-Flint (Flint)
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice (honors program)
Master of Public Administration | Criminal Justice Administration
Minor | Corrections
Minor | Law and Society
Minor | Argumentation and Advocacy
Certificate | Geographic Information Systems

Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor)
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Bachelor of Science | Criminology and Criminal Justice (3+1 Transfer degree with Eastern Michigan University)
Bachelor of Science | Public Safety Administration (3+1 Transfer degree with Eastern Michigan University)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice (3+1 Transfer degree with Madonna University)
Certificate | Police Academy
Certificate | Principles of Cybersecurity
Post-Associate Certificate | Addiction Studies

Wayne County Community College District (Detroit)
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Corrections
Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Certificate | Addiction Studies
Certificate | Criminal Justice: Public/Private Security
Certificate | Homeland Security

Wayne State University (Detroit)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice
Master of Science | Criminal Justice (online program)
Dual Degree Master of Science/ Juris Doctor: Criminal Justice
Dual Degree Master of Arts/ Juris Doctor | Dispute Resolution
Minor | Criminal Justice
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Forensic Investigation
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Applied Behavior Analysis
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Peace and Security Studies
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Social Welfare Research and Evaluation

Student Review: “Wayne State University is an interesting place to acquire your undergraduate degree at. At times you feel insignificant yet you know that the quality of education you are getting is pretty good. I like the fact that it is an urban campus and that the city of Detroit is very interesting and an all around cool place to explore and live in. I feel that Detroit gets a lot of unfair criticism in the media when in reality it’s a pretty nice place if you avoid the bad parts. My main dislike with Wayne State University is the fact that the administration is generally incompetent and that many of the teachers do no speak English at all. In general, I would recommend this university for students on a budget.” -Fadi I., student at Wayne State University
stars-3
Student Review: “Wayne State University is an urban college located in the heart of Downtown Detroit. It is a large campus taking up 3-4 blocks. It is unique that it is located in the middle of such a large city, so there are many things to do. Life on campus is definitely not boring. It offers many different fields of study with a large and diverse student body. It has its own police force, which makes the campus very safe. Classes are easy to get to and parking is abundant. I enjoyed my time at WSU and would recommend it to anyone.” -Dave S., student at Wayne State University
stars-4

West Shore Community College (Scottville)
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences | Corrections
Associate of Arts | Criminal Justice
Certificate | Police Academy
Certificate | Corrections
Certificate | Corrections Academy

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo)
Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts | Criminal Justice
Minor | Criminal Justice
Minor | Military Leadership & Aviation Studies
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate | Geographic Information Science
Certificate | Law Enforcement

Student Review: “Completing a Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University was a wonderful learning experience for me. The professors were of consistently high quality, with real-life experience. Two that stand out in particular were a local former police chief and a prison-class instructor. The program appeared to be created and defined by people who had a true interest in improving the system at all levels, not just being a “cop mill”. We had a smattering of social and hard sciences throughout the four years of the program, everything from psychology to statistics. I would highly recommend this program for anyone interested in any aspects of the law enforcement field.” -Penelope B., student at Western Michigan University
stars-4

References:
1. Michigan State Police: http://www.michigan.gov/msp
2. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_MI.htm
3. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/lau/ *See state on page for current unemployment rate
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ State Occupational Projections: http://https://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm.htm
5. Y Charts 10 Year Unemployment Chart: http://http://ycharts.com/indicators/michigan_unemployment_rate
6. Mercatus Center State Fiscal Condition: http://mercatus.org/publication/state-fiscal-condition-ranking-50-states