NMC Transfer Guide

To: Lake Superior State University - Main Campus

Program: Criminal Justice

Six majors are offered at LSSU. Course requirements for each vary, so watch the major numbers after requirements. The greatest difference is in major 2 - Criminalistics.

AREA MAJORS

  1. Corrections
  2. Criminalistics
  3. Generalist
  4. Law Enforcement
  5. Loss Control
  6. Public Safety

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC (listed below) will fulfill the general requirements at LSSU. Upon request at the Registrars Office, the MACRAO Agreement will be stamped on your transcript.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 & 112

English Composition

8

Humanities

Click here to see the Humanities Division Requirements

Science/Math

Credits

Click here to see the Science/Math Division Requirements
(Both a biological and physical science choice is recommended for Majors 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)

For Criminalistics - Major 2 - Choose the following courses:

BIO 115/L

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116/L

Cell and Animal Biology

4

CHM 150/L/R

General Chemistry I

5

CHM 151/L/R

General Chemistry II

5

CHM 250/L

Organic Chemistry I

5

CHM 251/L

Organic Chemistry II

5

PHY 105/L

Physics of the World Around Us

5

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

Choose One of Options below

MTH 122 & 141

Trigonometry & Calculus I

3 + 5

OR
You may take an applied Calculus course at LSSU instead of Trigonometry and Calculus I at NMC.

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

3

PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology

3

PLS 101

American Government

3

SOC 231

Deviance and Criminal Behavior

3


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra

4

COM 111

Public Speaking

4


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

The following CJ & LWE courses will count toward specific majors, indicated by number. Those not specifically required by particular majors MAY count as CJ Electives in that major, BUT the student is advised to confirm their choices with LSSU BEFORE taking these additional courses, since a minimum of 19 CJ credits MUST be taken at the 300-400 level. An exception is the Generalist (major 3) which can choose any additional 6 CJ credits from the list below without contacting LSSU.

CJ 101

Intro to Criminal Justice (All majors)

4

CJ 211

Criminal Law (Majors 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)

3

LWE 212

Criminal Investigation (Majors 2, 4, 5, 6)

3

LWE 214

Firearms (2,4,5,6)

4

LWE 226

Michigan Criminal Law (1,2,4,5,6)

3

LWE 227

Criminal Procedures (Majors 2, 4, 5, 6)

3

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 to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

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