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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice-Loss Control: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis is designed for students preparing for professional positions in the growing private security sector.  This emphasis is designed to provide the student with a wide knowledge base of loss control functions and theories.  Students in this emphasis will have the education necessary to become a loss control manager or loss control entity owner.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

Major Requirements (64 credits)

  • CJUS101 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS102 Police Process 3
  • CJUS110 Introduction to Corrections 3
  • CJUS201 Firearms Training 1
  • CJUS206 Law Enforcement/Loss Control Internship 3
  • CJUS212 Loss Control 3
  • CJUS243 Investigation 3
  • CJUS306 Security Systems 3
  • CJUS319 Substantive Criminal Law 3
  • CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • CJUS341 Fire Cause & Arson Investigation 3
  • CJUS401 Senior Seminar 3
  • CJUS402 Criminal Justice Internship 3
  • CJUS409 Procedural Criminal Law 3
  • CJUS444 Criminalistics 4
  • FIRE101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
  • FIRE111 Hazardous Materials 3
  • FIRE206 Fire Protection Systems Equipment and Industrial Fire Protection 3
  • FIRE301 Code Enforcement Inspection and Fire Prevention 3
  • FIRE312 Hazardous Materials Management 4

Statistics: Choose one of the following:

  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
  • CJUS345 Statistics and Design for Public Safety 4
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3
  • POLI211 Political Science Research and Statistics 4
  • PSYC210 Statistics 3
  • SOCY302 Statistics for Social Science 4

Support Courses (30 credits)

  • CSCI101 Intro. to Microcomputer Applications 3
  • MGMT365 Human Resource Management 3
  • MGMT451 Labor Law 4
  • POLI110 Intro. to American Government and Politics 4
  • POLI120 Intro. to Legal Processes 3
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3
  • Approved Diversity Course 3

Electives (5 credits)

Canadian students may substitute CJUS202 and CJUS406 for CJUS319 and CJUS409, and POLI160 for POLI110.


Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.