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Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice-Corrections

Program Description

The associate degree in corrections will prepare you to work in correctional facilities as corrections officers. Students who have 15 credits in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Educational Psychology, Family Relations, Guidance and Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Social Work or Law Enforcement meet the education requirements for a corrections officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Associate degree graduates may also find paraprofessional jobs in other areas of corrections. This degree is compatible with the bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/corrections.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (27 credits)

  • CJUS101 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS110 Introduction to Corrections 3
  • CJUS220 Institutional Corrections 3
  • CJUS240 Community Based Corrections 3
  • CJUS319 Substantive Criminal Law 3
    CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • POLI120 Introduction to Legal Process 3
  • PSYC240 Behavior Management 3

Select one of the following two:

  • CJUS140 Criminological Theory and Correctional Client Growth 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3

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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