NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Ferris State University - University Center and Main Campus

Program: Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice baccalaureate degree prepares you for a professional career in the Criminal Justice system in Michigan and throughout the country. The Generalist option prepares you to seek federal, state and/or local criminal justice agency employment or admission to law school or graduate school. This program gives you an education with a broad focus in Criminal Justice. The most common positions for graduates of this program are: police officer, corrections officer, community correction officer, probation officer, detective, federal agent and investigator for a multitude of public and private agencies and/or corporations. The most common positions for graduates of this program are:

  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Detective
  • Federal Agent


  1. Completed an Associates degree or at least 48 transferable semester credit hours with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.
  2. Ferris requires a 2.0 or above in each class to transfer.
  3. By completing the following classes you will complete the MTA and the Associate in Science & Arts degree.
  4. You should begin communication with Ferris State University early in your career at NMC.
  5. FSU Transfer Guide


Ferris Statewide, University Center Contact, Traverse City: FerrisNorth@ferris.edu, (231) 995-1734

Criminal Justice Advisor Contact:

Main Campus, Big Rapids: (800) 433-7747


Basic Requirements

Completion of the Basic requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill the general requirements at FSU. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111

English Composition


ENG 112

English Composition




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list


Select 1 Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Enrichment Activity course from this FSU General Education list that transfers to FSU at 200-300 level (blue or green highlight) (Choose 300* level (green highlighted) or 400* level (orange highlighted) if needed to meet FSU's 40 credit upper level requirement. See FSU advisor listed above.)


Natural Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/Lab


Social Science


PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology


SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology


Choose one of the courses below:


SOC 211

Marriage & Family


SOC 220

Gender & Society


(PSY 223 or PSY 250 may be taken as 300/400 level elective if needed to meet 40 credit upper level requirement. See other options highlighted in green or orange if additional upper level credits are needed.)



Select 1 course (MTH 120 or above) from Group 1 Mathematics list


Major And Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Public Speaking


CIT 100

Introduction to Computers in Business


CJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice


CJ 202

Police Administration


CJ 221

Juvenile Delinquency


CJ 231

Survey of Corrections


Select one of the following:

ACC 121

Accounting Principles


BUS 261

Business Law (Choose if needed to meet FSU's 40 credit upper level requirement. See FSU advisor listed above.)


BUS 101

Introduction to Business


FSU RMLS Requirement: See FSU Advisor listed above for NMC options.


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2023