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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice-Corrections: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis is designed for students preparing for professional positions in adult and juvenile correctional facilities, probation, parole and the prevention, treatment, and control of both youthful and adult offenders.  The emphasis is designed to provide the student with all of the varied functions of the corrections field.  Students in this emphasis will have the educational requirements for corrections officers as established by the Michigan Corrections Officers' Training Council.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (27-28 credits)

Major Requirements (46 credits)

  • CJUS101 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS102 Police Process 3
  • CJUS110 Introduction to Corrections 3
  • CJUS130 Client Relations in Corrections 3
  • CJUS140 Correctional Client Growth and Development 3
  • CJUS220 Institutional Corrections 3
  • CJUS240 Community Based Corrections 3
  • CJUS250 Correctional Law 3
  • CJUS319 Substantive Criminal Law 3
  • CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • CJUS330 Correctional Casework 3
  • CJUS355 Juvenile Justice 3
  • CJUS401 Senior Seminar 3
  • CJUS402 Criminal Justice Internship 3-9

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 (20 credits)

  • POLI110 Intro. to American Government & Politics 4
  • POLI120 Intro. to Legal Processes 3
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3
  • Approved Diversity Course 3

Minor/Concentration (20 credits)

Students may complete an approved minor. This may be an approved minor other than Corrections, or, you may develop an approved concentration in one or more disciplines with the approval of your academic advisor.

Electives (10 credits)

Canadian students may substitute CJUS202 for CJUS319 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.