NMC Transfer Guide - MACRAO

To: Lake Superior State University - Main Campus

Program: Criminal Justice

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

AREA concentrations

  1. Corrections
  2. Criminalistics
  3. Generalist
  4. Homeland Security
  5. Law Enforcement
  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

Credits

Select 8 Group 1 Social Science credits from more than one department »

8

Science/Math (concentrations 1,3,4,5,6,7)

Credits

Select 8 Group 1 Science/Math credits from more than one department »

8

Science/Math For Criminalistics  (concentration 2)

BIO 115, 116

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem BIO, Evolution and Animal BIO (must have both from NMC to transfer as LSSU's BIOL 131 & 132)

8

CHM 150, 151

General Chemistry I & 2

10

CHM 250

Organic Chemistry I

5

PHY 121

General Physics (MTH 122 prerequisite)

4

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

Select one of the following Math options

1. MTH 122 & 141

Trigonometry & Calculus I                            

3 & 5

2. Take Calculus for Business and Life Sciences at LSSU (prereq is MTH 121)

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101

Intro to Psychology

3

PSY 250

Abnormal Psychology

3

PLS 101

American Government

3

PLS 211

International Relations (concentration 4)

3

SOC 231

Deviance and Criminal Behavior

3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

The following CJ & LWE courses will count toward specific concentrations, indicated by number (if no number indicated, then applies to all concentrations). Those not specifically required by particular majors MAY count as CJ Electives in that concentration, BUT the student is advised to confirm their choices with LSSU BEFORE taking these additional courses, since a minimum of 50% of 300-400 level courses must be taken at LSSU. 

CJ 101

Intro to Criminal Justice 

 4 

CJ 202

Police Administration 

3

CJ 211

Criminal Law 

3

CJ 221

Juvenile Delinquency (concentration 3)

3

CJ 231

Survey of Corrections (concentrations 3, 5)

3

CJ 242

Evidence and Criminal Procedures 

3

LWE 214

Firearms (5)

4

LWE 227

Criminal Procedures 

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.

Updated: Fall 2018

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