NMC transfer guide - MACRAO

To: Michigan State University - Main Campus

Program: Criminal justice

Criminal Justice majors receive a Bachelor of Arts degree and are prepared for entry level positions in public and private agencies identified with criminal justice administration. Career opportunities exist in the following areas: juvenile justice, police administration, adult corrections, and industrial and commercial security.

Forensic Science, another branch of Criminal Justice, is more science oriented and is available as a masters degree only. Students seeking Forensic Science are recommended to pursue a Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, or other science related program rather than the Criminal Justice degree. See the Forensic Science transfer guide for recommended course selections if you prefer the more scientific, investigative approach to criminal justice which the Forensic Science program offers.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Admission Applications - MSU prefers students to submit applications online at admissions.msu.edu/apply.asp.
  2. Junior Status - Students are admitted into the Criminal Justice program as Juniors (56 acceptable credits).
  3. Transfer Grades - Courses with grades below 2.0 will not transfer to MSU.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill University requirements at MSU. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, a visit with an NMC advisor can help you accomplish that goal.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II

8

Humanities

Credits

HST 111 or 112

US History to or from 1865

4

Select 4 additional credits from the Humanities Area representing at least 1 dept. other than HST »

4

Science/Math

Credits

Select 1 Biological Science and 1 Physical Science from the Natural Science Area »

8

Social Science

Credits

SOC 231

Deviance and Criminal Behavior (SOC 101 recommended first)

3

Select 5 additional credits from the Social Science Area representing at least 1 dept. other than SOC »

5

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Credits

CJ 101

Intro to Criminal Justice

4

CJ 231

Survey of Corrections

3

CJ 242

Evidence and Criminal Procedures

3

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

MTH 122

Trigonometry (can take to satisfy MSU MTH graduation requirment - there are other options at MSU)

3

The following courses may be used to satisfy elective choices in the Criminal Justice program:

CJ 202

Police Administration

3

LWE 212

Criminal Investigation

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 early.

Updated: Spring 2016

Section Navigation Academic Programs
up arrowscroll bardown arrow