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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice-Generalist: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis provides a broad understanding of the major components of the criminal justice system.  This emphasis is designed to allow the student flexibility in the variety of criminal justice courses selected.  Students in this emphasis can customize their educational experience by their course choices.  This emphasis prepares students for a variety of occupations within the criminal justice system.  Students may also pursue a graduate degree or other professional study. 

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (25 credits)

Major requirements (45 credits)

  • CJUS101 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS102 Police Process 3
  • CJUS110 Introduction to Corrections 3
  • CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • CJUS401 Senior Seminar 3
  • Other CJUS Classes 26

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 and Politics 4
  • POLI120 Legal Processes 3
  • PSYC101 Intro. to Psychology 4
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3
  • Approved Diversity Course 3

Electives (31 credits)

Criminal Justice Coursework at the 300/400 level (19 credits)

Canadian students may substitute 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.