The curriculum prepares students for a range of careers in law enforcement, adult and juvenile corrections with federal, state or local criminal justice agencies, or for graduate study. The faculty is dedicated to providing a challenging learning experience and to graduating outstanding candidates for entry into their professional careers or graduate school. The department is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community service.
- Criminal Justice Association
- Forensics laboratory
- NMU Regional Police Academy
Course Prerequisite Notes-Criminal Justice Majors
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice is a prerequisite to all of the CJ 200-, 300- and 400-level courses. Students must complete CJ 110 and attain junior status in order to be eligible to enroll in CJ 300- and 400-level courses.
Course Prerequisite Notes-Loss Prevention Majors
LPM 101 Principles of Asset Protection is a prerequisite to all of the LPM 200, 300 and 400 level courses. Students must complete all 100 and 200 core LPM courses and attain junior status in order to be eligible to enroll in CJ 300 and 400 level courses.
Requirements for Transfer Students
Transfer students who want to major in criminal justice or loss prevention for the bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 20 credits with the NMU Criminal Justice Department. At least 8 of these credits must be at the 300-level or above. Transfer students who want to enter the associate degree program in criminal justice must complete a minimum of 12 credits with the NMU Criminal Justice Department.
All criminal justice courses used for the criminal justice major, loss prevention major and the criminal justice minor, or the associate degrees in criminal justice and law enforcement must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Students are encouraged to complete at least one year of study in a foreign language. Language study could be undertaken to satisfy either the formal studies requirement or the requirement for a bachelor of arts degree.
Liberal Studies: Complete information on the liberal studies requirements and additional graduation requirements, including the health promotion requirement, is in the “Liberal Studies Program and Graduation Requirements” section of this bulletin.
Courses within each major that can be used to satisfy liberal studies requirements are listed with the Roman numeral (in brackets) that coincides with the liberal studies division the course falls under.