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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

Major requirements (44-45 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
  • CJUS Electives 26

(24 credits of Criminal Justice Coursework must be 300/400 level)

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)

Canadian students may substitute POLI160 for POLI110.

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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