Eastern Michigan University, Schoolcraft College to approve articulation agreement for criminology program

Agreement makes it easier for students to transfer, saving time, money and transfer credits

by Pamela Young, Published June 11, 2014

YPSILANTI – Schoolcraft College students interested in a degree in criminology will have an easier process transferring to Eastern Michigan University as a result of a new articulation agreement that will be signed by the two schools on Thurs., June 12 at 2 p.m. at Eastern’s Livonia Center, 38777 Six Mile Rd., west of I-275.

EMU’s bachelor of science in criminology and criminal justice requires a total of 124 credits. The new agreement will allow up to 86 credits from Schoolcraft to transfer to EMU. The multidisciplinary program offers four areas of concentration: legal studies, law enforcement, corrections and criminal justice administration.

Articulation agreements are a joint partnership between an EMU academic program and an academic program at a community college. Agreements make it easier for a student to successfully transfer to EMU, saving time and money and transfer credits.

“We’re excited about offering this articulated program because there has been so much interest expressed by Schoolcraft students," said Patricia Cygnar, director of community college relations at Eastern Michigan. "Eastern's degree completion program in criminology will be offered conveniently for Schoolcraft students at the EMU Livonia Center.  Students will be able to complete a bachelor's degree with the law enforcement or corrections concentrations right in Livonia."

The criminology degree can lead to a variety of careers in the criminal justice system and corporate/private security. Careers include police officer, criminologist, forensic psychologist, private investigator, security specialist and correction officer. The program is recognized by the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

EMU and Schoolcraft have 15 other articulation agreements, including applied technology, industrial distribution, aviation management, communication technology, health administration, hotel & restaurant management, nursing completion, public safety, social work and technology management.

Eastern Michigan University currently has 146 articulation agreements with 17 Michigan community colleges, five out-of-state community colleges and three universities participating. A reverse transfer program and the Honors program are also available through 33 academic programs at Eastern.

For more information, go to http://www.emich.edu/ccr/artguide.php or call EMU community college relations at 734-487-6577.

Pamela Young

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