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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice-Homeland Security: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be employed by local, state, and federal agencies.  This emphasis prepares students for careers in law enforcement and investigation with agencies such as Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), municipal, county and/or state emergency management, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Internal Revenue Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), US Secret Service and numerous other agencies.  This emphasis prepares students for administrative and management positions in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Major Requirements (69 credits)

  • ACTG230 Fundamentals of Accounting 4
  • CJUS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS103 Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
  • CJUS203 Cyberterrorism 3
  • CJUS204 Domestic and International Terrorism 3
  • CJUS212 Loss Control 3
  • CJUS303 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
  • CJUS313 Crisis Intervention and Deviant Behavior 3
  • CJUS319 Substantive Criminal Law 3
    CJUS202 Canadian Criminal Law 3
  • CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • CJUS325 Homeland Security and Emergency Services 3
  • CJUS/FIRE401 Senior Seminar 3
  • CJUS402 Criminal Justice Internship3-9
    FIRE403 Fire Science Internship 3-9
  • COMM320 Public Relations 3
  • EVRN126 Interpretation of Maps and Aerial Photography 2
  • EVRN131 Introduction to GIS and GPS 3
  • FIRE101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
  • FIRE102 Wildland and Rural Fire Control 3
  • FIRE111 Hazardous Materials 3
  • FIRE312 Hazardous Materials Management 4
  • POLI201 Introduction to Public Administration 4
  • POLI241 Introduction to International Relations 4

Statistics: Choose one of the following:

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

Support Courses (18 credits)

  • POLI110 Introduction to American Government and Politics 4
  • POLI130 Introduction to State and Local Government 4
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3

Electives (7 credits)

Total Credits (124)


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.