Engaged Learning in Criminal Justice (CJ 492) & Field Work (CJ 496)

If you are interested in any of the following, a criminal justice field work placement may be for you:

  • Looking to gain “real world” criminal justice experience
  • Not sure what career path best suits you
  • Want to gain experience while in real employment situations
  • Looking to make professional contacts

Criminal justice course CJ 496, provides students with an opportunity to earn 3-6 college credits while gaining valuable job experience. Students will be assigned, after mutual agreement and definition of tasks, to a public or private organization (see below for a listing of common placements) performing criminal justice-related work. You can enroll in this course twice, providing placement with two different organizations or one longer commitment to one agency.


  • Junior or senior standing
  • Approval of department


  • 120 hours of supervised field work experience
  • Four scheduled class meetings
  • Grade based on:
  • Written reports
  • Agency evaluation
  • Class participation

How to apply:

Contact: Anne Ritz, Field and Professional Placement Coordinator
Office: Brown Hall Room 331
Telephone: (989) 964-4644
Email: amritz@svsu.edu

Agency Affiliations

Bay City Police Department
Bay County Sheriff Department
Caro Police Department
Davison Township Police Dept
Fenton City Police Department
Flushing City Police Department
Flushing Township Police Dept
Gladwin County Sheriff Department
Huron County Sheriff Department
Lapeer County Sheriff Department
Michigan State Police - Bad Axe
Michigan State Police - Bay City
Michigan State Police - Bridgeport
Midland City Police Department
Midland County Sheriff Department
Oakland County Sheriff Dept
Saginaw City Police Department
Saginaw County Sheriff Dept
SVSU Public Safety
Tuscola County Sheriff Department
Bay County Circuit Court
Bay County Probate Court
Bay County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Bay County Public Defender's Office
Genesee County Circuit Court
Huron County Circuit Court
Intensive Probation Program of Bay County
Lapeer County Circuit Court
Macomb County Circuit Court
Midland County Circuit Court
Saginaw County Circuit Court
Saginaw County District Court
Sanilac County Probate Court
Tuscola County Circuit Court

Bay County Juvenile Home
Midland County Juvenile Center
Saginaw County Juvenile Center
Teen Ranch
Bay Area Women's Center
Wolverine Human Services
Lutheran Child and Family Services of MI

Buena Vista Corrections Center
Saginaw Correctional Facility
Standish Correctional Facility