NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Northern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Criminal Justice

Students completing a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice take classes encompassing a basic understanding of the field as well as specialized professional development in law enforcement, corrections, or security administration. Students are prepared for entry level positions as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, juvenile and adult probation and parole officers, and security management trainees. All major/minor courses must be completed with grades of 2.25 or better.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of at least 46 semester credits
  2. General admission to NMU
  3. 2.25 Overall GPA is required
  4. 2.00 required in all CJ courses

CJ 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice

Basic Requirements

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA): Students who transfer to Northern Michigan University from a Michigan community college who have Michigan Transfer Agreement Satisfied posted on their transcript will be considered to have met the requirements of NMU’s Liberal Studies/General Education program. Students will still be expected to complete all other degree requirements, including graduation requirements (world cultures, health promotions, and lab) and any courses listed as “Other Required Courses” that may also be Liberal Studies/General Education courses. Transfer students who do not complete the entire block of courses required by the MTA will receive credit for courses they do complete on the basis of individual evaluation and established transfer equivalencies.

If you do not fulfill the MTA agreement, you will need to use 2 transfer guides to fulfill NMU's Division requirements: this guide and General Education Without MTA. For more information on MTA, please contact an advisor at NMC or NMU Representative Gillian Seguin at (906) 235-7421.

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, 112

English Composition I & 2


ENG 220

Technical Writing may be chosen in place of ENG 112 for NMU, but if chosen MTA stamp and ASA will not be earned at NMC.



Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list

You may choose HST 211 Native American History, HUM 116 World Cultures, or PHL 122 Eastern Religions to fulfill both the World Cultures and 1 Humanities choice. Or, if you fulfill World Cultures with a social science choice, ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology or GEO 109 World Regional Geography, select a Humanities class from the link above.

Natural Science

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


Social Science

Choose 2 additional Social Science Division courses

You may choose ANT 113 Cultural Anthropology or GEO 109 World Regional Geography to fulfill World Cultures.


If you fulfill World Cultures with one of the Humanities choices: HST 211 Native American History, HUM 116 World Cultures, or PHL 122 Eastern Religions select an additional Social Science from the link above.)


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


Additional Course Recommendations

Required Classes



CJ 101

Intro to Criminal Justice


CJ 211

Criminal Law


LWE 212

Criminal Investigation


Select one course from below:

CJ 242

Evidence Criminal Procedures


LWE 227

Criminal Procedures


Select 1 course: CJ 202, CJ 221, CJ 231, LWE 102, LWE 195, LWE 210 or LWE 216.


Transfer students must complete at least 16 semester credits from NMU's Justice Studies Program at the 300 or 400 level. Consider this when selecting courses from this category.

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: Summer 2023