Macomb County Locations

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Macomb University Center Office Hours: M-TH 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Anton/Frankel Center Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Anton/Frankel Center

20 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043-2370
(248) 370-3910

Macomb University Center

44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
(586) 263-6242

Macomb OU INCubator

6633 18 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314-4215
(586) 884-9320

Academic Programs in Macomb County

Academic Programs

Oakland University offers relevant bachelor’s and master’s degrees at its two convenient locations in Macomb County – the Anton/Frankel Center in downtown Mount Clemens and the Macomb University Center located on the campus of Macomb Community College in Clinton Township.

Whether you are transferring from a community college or returning to OU to complete your degree, OU offers flexible and convenient enrollment options in Macomb County, including fast-track accelerated degree-completion programs so you can achieve your educational goals while fulfilling your family and work obligations.

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Undergraduate Programs

OU offers many courses at our Macomb County locations that meet general education or major requirements for a variety of our academic degree programs. Once you're admitted to OU, we encourage you to meet with your academic adviser to discuss enrollment options and stay focused on the finish line.

For a complete list and detailed information on all OU majors, minors, concentrations and certificates, look through our undergraduate online catalog.


Does your adrenaline surge when you have a great idea? Do you get excited when making new connections? Welcome to OU’s communication program, where ideas are encouraged and participation is expected. In our classes, you’ll engage in rigorous study of communication and media theory. You can tailor your major by selecting from a variety of electives ranging from broadcasting and persuasion to communication between genders, families or in organizations.

See catalog: Communication (Bachelor of Arts)

Career options:

  • Management
  • Customer service
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Radio and TV production
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Employment services
  • Information technology
  • Health care
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • and countless other fields

Criminal Justice
Criminal justice, often considered together with criminology, is the study of criminal offending, victimization, and processing of offenders by the criminal justice system. Criminal Justice considers a broad range of topics that  include: identifying motivations and opportunities for criminal offending, predicting patterns of offending, examining patterns of offending and victimization across different groups in society, evaluating the effectiveness of various crime control policies, and examining the primary components of the the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

The major is an interdisciplinary program offering students a thorough understanding of the criminal law, the social forces related to crime and delinquency, the evaluation of crime control policy, or the operation of courts, law enforcement agencies, and correctional institutions.

Areas of specialization:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Courts
  • Corrections/Treatment
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Homeland Security (includes additional course requirements)
  • Information Security and Assurance (includes additional course requirements)
See catalog:  Criminal Justice (Bachelor of Arts)

Career options: 

  • Computer forensics
  • Conservation officer
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Crime lab analyst
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Criminal investigator
  • FBI agent
  • Forensic ballistics expert
  • Fraud investigator
  • Homicide detective
  • Juvenile probation officer
  • Narcotics officer
  • TSA screener
  • Victims advocate

Elementary Education
With an elementary education degree, you will be prepared for teaching careers in elementary education. The School of Education and Human Services offers an undergraduate program leading to State of Michigan certification in elementary education — with content majors in areas such as art education, language arts, mathematics, modern languages,  integrated science, social studies, performing arts, and multicultural and international education.

See catalog: Elementary Education (Bachelor of Science)

With an elementary education degree, you will be prepared for teaching careers in elementary education. The School of Education and Human Services offers an undergraduate program leading to State of Michigan certification in elementary education — with content majors in areas such as art education, language arts, mathematics, modern languages,  integrated science, social studies, performing arts, and multicultural and international education. 

Career options:

  • Elementary (K–5) school teacher
  • Middle (6–8) school teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Youth program director

General management majors gain a breadth of knowledge in management, taking courses in accounting, information systems, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, operations management and business policy. If you're considering a more specialized graduate school program, you may want to consider general management for your undergraduate degree.

See catalog: General Management (Bachelor of Science)

See also: 
Applied Leadership Skills minor
Employment Systems and Standards minor
International Management minor
Training and Development minor

Career options:

  • Management trainee
  • Retail manager
  • Sales associate
  • Entrepreneur
  • Management analyst

The major in marketing develops the specific skills, modes of analysis and background to work in the marketing area of a profit-making business or not-for-profit enterprise. Emphasis is placed on developing a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques needed to plan and execute the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods and services by creating exchanges which satisfy individual and organizational goals.

The program includes broad coverage of such topics as marketing management, marketing research, selling and sales management, advertising and communications, sales promotion, business-to-business marketing, not-for-profit marketing, business logistics, retailing, international marketing and Internet marketing. 

See catalog: Marketing (Bachelor of Science)

Careers options:

  • Advertising
  • Distribution Manager
  • Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Market Research
  • Product or Brand Manager
  • Retail Management
  • Sales/Sales Management

Human Resource Development
With a degree in human resource development, you will be prepared for administrative and training careers in business and industry, where you can create new ways to train and support employees.

See catalog: Human Resource Development (Bachelor of Science)

See also: 
Applied Leadership Skills minor
Employment Systems and Standards minor
International Management minor
Training and Development minor

Career options:

  • Educational resource coordinator
  • Human resource recruiter
  • Personnel director
  • Student affairs administrator
  • Training specialist

Integrative Studies
A degree in integrative studies is  ideal for transfer students, nontraditional students who are seeking a bachelor’s degree for personal or professional growth, and students who have a very specific goal in mind like a specific graduate degree program. As an integrative studies student, you work closely with an adviser to custom-design your plan of study based on these goals and take courses in various departments across the university.

See catalog: Integrative Studies

See  also: Liberal Studies

Mechanical Engineering
With a degree in mechanical engineering, you will be prepared for careers in areas such as design, analysis, test development, research and the manufacturing of various products.

See catalog: Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Engineering)

Career options:

  • Assembly engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Prototype engineer
  • Thermal systems engineer

Nursing - Accelerated Second Degree BSN
OU’s School of Nursing offers a full-time, accelerated, 12-month program leading to a BSN for students who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline.  See website or catalog

Oakland’s degree in psychology prepares students for a wide variety of careers involving the study of the mind, and mental and emotional processes. Psychology graduates can enter the workforce directly after graduation or pursue further education in psychology or other related fields.

See catalog:  Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)

Career options:
  • Behavioral sciences specialist
  • Business professional
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Government worker
  • Lawyer
  • Law enforcer

Social Work
A bachelor of social work prepares you for a career in helping others, and challenges you to become an advocate for positive social change. Graduates have the necessary skills to join the work force as counselors, case managers, advocates and outreach specialists who work with all types of clients, including children, families, the elderly, the mentally ill and the disabled. Employers recognize the specialized knowledge, skills, values and ethics provided in a bachelor of social work program, and trust that our graduates are ready to make an immediate, positive impact in their agencies and communities.

Graduates of an accredited BSW program are eligible for an accelerated plan of study when they choose to pursue a master’s degree in social work.

See catalog:  Social Work
Careers in:
  • Aging and gerontology
  • Child welfare and family
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Health care
  • Justice and corrections
  • Mental health
  • Occupational
  • Substance abuse
Graduate Programs

In Macomb County, OU offers many courses in high-demand graduate programs. In some instances, you can complete all course requirements in Macomb.

For a complete list and detailed information on all OU graduate programs, look through our graduate online catalog.

Education Specialist in Leadership

The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in (K-12) Leadership is a 34 credit, cohort-structured, post-master’s degree program designed for individuals who are looking to further their education and aspire to positions in education administration. The curriculum is relevant — aligning instruction with the true experience in leadership — and connects with current issues in K-12 education. 

Students are recommended for the Administrator Certificate (Building Level). Twenty-eight credits earned in the Ed.S. program can be applied toward Oakland University’s Ph.D. in Education.  Classes are taught  with face-to-face, hybrid, and 100% online cohort modules available.

Benefits of this program include:
  • Convenient class schedule/format, designed for busy professionals
  • Can be completed in 22-months
  • Experienced administrators and area specialists teach all courses
  • Customize your research, mentorship, and internship
  • Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards are applied throughout the course of study
  • Michigan Department of Education approved
  • Nationally recognized by the National Policy Board of Education Administration (NPB) and the Education Leadership Constituent Counsel (ELCC)
  • Knowledge of all the important aspects of school administration
  • Increased career options as a principal or school administrator
  • Gain extensive experience (via internship) in preparation for a front line administrative position as an informed and reflective educational leader
Program goals:

The Ed.S. program in Educational Leadership goals are designed to prepare leaders for the challenges inherent in school leadership, specifically to:
  • Prepare transformational leaders who can build a school culture and vision to ensure success for every student;
  • Create and sustain social justice;
  • Use data and research to inform practice;
  • Build capacity for teachers to work as leaders in the schools;
  • Prepare students for a knowledge economy.

Education Specialist in Leadership website and catalog

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Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education

OU's Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education (MATEE) with elementary certification is designed for those individuals who already have a bachelor's degree but are ready for a career change. A program strength is the classroom field experience. You'll receive hands-on instruction and classroom management experience with K-8 students.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and catalog

Master of Arts in Counseling

The counseling profession helps people to become self-aware, growth-oriented and effective in mastering the challenges of life. Counselors — as skilled, perceptive, broadly educated professionals — assist clients in identifying areas for improvement and in carrying out changes that promote life fulfillment. Drawing upon a foundation of research and theory in philosophy, psychology and education, counselors use therapeutic skills and consultation techniques with both individuals and groups. In any setting, the goal of counseling is to help people expand their potential, facilitate development and live more satisfying and productive lives.

In order to prepare students for this difficult task, the master’s degree program in counseling at Oakland University sets forth a 48-credit curriculum designed to foster both personal development and the acquisition of a broad range of knowledge and skills.

Initial courses introduce the theoretical and professional components of the field. Later courses emphasize research and clinical skills. Finally, students are supervised intensively as they apply their knowledge and skills in courses that use on-campus laboratory facilities and approved field training sites. Students select an emphasis in either community/agency or school counseling.

  • The Master of Arts Degree in Counseling is transitioning to reflect current accreditation standards in the January 2015 winter semester.
  • The current 48 credit Community Counseling track will transition to a 60 credit Clinical Mental Health Degree.
  • Program Plan - Community 60CR
  • The 48 credit School Counseling track will transition to a 50 credit School Counseling track.
  • Program Plan - School 50CR
  • Both of these changes are necessary to meet new accreditation standards and as a result of these revisions Oakland's programs will continue to be accredited under.
  • CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programming - Please see Master of Arts in Counseling website and School Counseling only catalog, Community Counseling only catalog

Programs by location
Macomb University Center (Clinton Township)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Integrative Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in General Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development


  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Education Specialist in Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education

Anton/Frankel Center (Mount Clemens)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated Second-Degree Program)
  • Bachelor of Social Work


  • Master of Public Administration