Criminal Justice Program Requirements

Students completing this program will receive an Associate in Science and Arts degree from Northwestern Michigan College. With a focus of 24 credits in Criminal Justice, the student will gain career opportunities at the local, state and national level in criminal justice; the profession is turning to college-educated personnel. It is recommended that students wishing to transfer to a 4-year college review the transfer guides for the colleges of choice since transfer requirements may differ between institutions.

Effective: Fall 2016

MTA Requirements (30 credits)

Communications (Both required)

Class

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4


Humanities (8 credits taken from 2 different departments required)

Class

Credits

ENG 210 Children's Literature

3

ENG 241 Mythology

3

ENG 271 Adolescence and Culture Diversity

3

HST 101 Western Civilization to 1500 AD

4

HST 111 US History to 1865

4

HST 112 US History since 1865

4

HST 212 African-American History

3

HST 213 American Women's History

3

HST 230 A History of Michigan

3

MUS 110 Music Appreciation

3

PHL 202 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

3

OR an other Group 1 Humanities course

Science/Math (6 credits taken from 2 different departments required)

Class

Credits

BIO 106 Human Biology

4

CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry

4

MTH 120 Mathematical Exploratioins

3

MTH 131 Intro to Probability & Statistics

3

PHY 105 Physics of the World Around Us

4

OR an other Group 1 Science/Math course. One must be a Science lecture-lab.

Social Science (6 credits taken from 2 different departments required)

Class

Credits

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PLS 101 Survey of American Government

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology

3

OR an other Group 1 Social Science course.

Criminal Justice Requirements (26 credits)

Class

Credits

CJ 101-Intro to Criminal Justice

4

CJ 202-Police Administration

3

CJ 221-Juvenile Delinquency

3

CJ 231-Survey of Corrections

3

CJ 242-Evidence and Criminal Procedures

3

LWE 102-Police Operations

4

LWE 212-Criminal Investigation

3

LWE 226-Michigan Criminal Law

3

Electives: 4 additional credit hours required from courses of levels 100 or above for a total of at least 60 credit hours (minimum degree requirement).

Notes:

  • To graduate at NMC, 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average must be achieved.
  • There is also a Math competency requirement: completion of MTH120 - Mathematical Explorations or higher.
  • There is an English competency requirement, but it is obtained with English Composition - ENG 111.
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