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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

Program Description

The associate degree in law enforcement will prepare you for work in local law enforcement agencies provided you attend a police academy after graduation. This associate degree is also compatible with the bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/law enforcement. Graduates may also find positions with private security agencies.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (18 credits)

  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • MATH110 (or higher) Explorations in Math 3


  • PHIL205 Logic 3
  • General Education Electives 6

Major Requirements (16 credits)

Support Courses (17 credits)

  • POLI110 Introduction to American Government and Politics 4
  • POLI120 Introduction to Legal Process 3
  • SOCY103 Cultural Diversity 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4

Electives (17 credits)

Canadian students may substitute POLI160 for POLI110.