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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be employed as a law enforcement officer.  This emphasis prepares students for a career in law enforcement and possible future promotion to supervisory and adminstrative positions with local, state, and federal agencies.  This emphasis does not have the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) requirements.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (48 credits)

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

Electives (29 credits)

A minimum of 24 credits of 300/400 level CJUS Coursework is required for graduation.

Canadian students may substitute CJUS202 and CJUS406 for CJUS319 and CJUS409 and 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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