Marion Military Institute

Academic Concentrations

An academic concentration shows that you have spent the time and effort to begin to acquire depth in a particular discipline, in addition to meeting MMI’s normal breadth of General Studies requirements. The “concentration” courses may lead to your intended major at a four-year institution or may simply be a topic you are interested in studying in more depth while pursuing the associate degree.

MMI offers concentrations in the following areas:
  • Leadership
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Natural Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Students must complete 15 credit hours in the concentration courses as determined by the program. These credits will apply to the electives portion of the associate transfer degree, with other credits used to satisfy MMI’s basic skills and distribution requirements. A typical program outline for the Psychology concentration might look as follows (boldfaced courses are requirements for this concentration):

PSYCHOLOGY

1st Semester
2nd Semester
3rd Semester
4th Semester
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
Course
Credits
ENG 101
3
ENG 102
3
Humanities
3
Humanities
3
Math/
Natural Science
3
Math/
Natural Science
4
Humanities
3
CRJ 100
3
Math/
Natural Science
4
History/
Social Science
3
SOC 210
3
Humanities
3
PSY 200
3
SOC 200
3
PSY 210
3
Elective
3
Military Science
1-3
Military Science
1-3
Military Science
1-3
Military Science
1-3
Elective
1-3
Elective
1-3
Elective
1-3
Elective
1-3
Elective
 
Elective
 
Elective
 
Elective
 
Total
Credits
15-19
Total
Credits
15-19
Total
Credits
14-18
Total
Credits
14-18

 

You must have 64 total credits to complete the AA or AS degree. Please refer to the information about MMI’s concentrations in the Academic Catalog on this website.
When you have satisfied the associate degree and the concentration requirements, your degree designation reads "Associate in Arts with a Concentration in …" (for example, “Associate in Arts with a Concentration in English”).