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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

Major Requirements (13 credits)

Complete one of the following two options:

Generalist Concentration (21 Credits):

  • CJUS203 Cyberterrorism 3
  • CJUS212 Loss Control 3
  • CJUS313 Crisis Intervention Deviant Behavior 3
  • CJUS Electives 6
  • POLI120 Introduction to Legal Process 3
  • CJUS140 Criminological Theory and Correctional Client Growth 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3

Certification Concentration (19 Credits) Note:  Requires Admission to MCOLES academy - courses are taken in final spring and summer:

MCOLES Academy Admissions Requirements:

  • Age 21 minimum
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of Michigan
  • Valid MI Drivers Licenses
  • Complete and pass Reading and Writing test as prescribed by MCOLES (National Standardized screening test)
  • Meet MCOLES physical fitness entrance standards within 120 prior to start
  • Meet MCOLES health and vision minimum standards
  • Successfully pass the entrance interview and background screen
  • No Felony convictions
  • Honorable discharge from Military with 2 years full-time duty service as a military police officer within 2 years of discharge with a minimum placement at the B-Band on the MCOLES reading and writing pre-screening test or meet the MCOLES minimum education standard of Associates degree (62 semester credits minimum)

Students apply for admission in the fall for the academy sequence that runs from January-June.

General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 62 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 Requirements.

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