Criminal Justice

Associate in Science and Arts with Criminal Justice focus

Students completing this program will receive an Associate in Science and Arts degree from Northwestern Michigan College. With the focus of 24 credits in Criminal Justice, the students 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.

NMC ASA with Criminal Justice focus

Bachelor of Science Degree - Criminal Justice

(3+1 Partnership through NMC and Ferris State University at the University Center in Traverse City)

NMC and Ferris State University have partnered to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice where students complete 85 credits at NMC and 35 credits at FSU, which can be completed at the University Center in Traverse City.

Ferris State University at NMC University Center

Associate In Science And Arts With Criminal Justice Focus - Online

(Partnership with Michigan Colleges Online)

NMC also offers a Criminal Justice program in collaboration with other colleges through Michigan Colleges Online (formerly the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative or MCCVLC). This program involves agreements that lead to a four-year degree from another college/university. Visit for current information on the status of this program, the courses, program requires, or articulation agreements. This program may involve agreements that lead to a four-year degree from another college or university.

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  • Transfer courses, two-year associate degrees and professional certificates
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