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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Admissions

What sets us apart...

Lake Superior State University is known for strong and distinctive academic programs taught by faculty who take an interest in student success. Our students are afforded many opportunities to actively engage with faculty members on research projects and experiential learning.

Personal Attention
We are available to assist you with your educational goals. Course selection, academic advising, admissions and registration are all services available as you seek your degree from Lake Superior State University. We offer flexible scheduling appointments for students who are working or live outside the Metro Detroit area.

Small Classes
LSSU offers small classes and personal attention from your professors. Your instructors will know your name; you’re not just another number to us!

Knowledgeable Faculty
LSSU faculty members take great pride in teaching and present a personal approach to education. Experts in their fields, they share a commitment to develop students as good citizens and professionals. They are committed to a student centered environment.

The DUCC Support Network
Students will learn and develop within a community of learners who share their passion. They will have an integrated experience, engaging with industry professionals in both the private and public sectors, and have opportunities for networking and voluntary service.

Important Requirements

Residency Requirement
Students are required to earn 32 credits, including 50 percent of the 300 and 400 level courses that are required in the degree program, from Lake Superior State University.

B.S. / B.A. Degree Requirements
Students must earn eight credits in natural science, social science, computer science or mathematics, in addition to any credits from these fields used to meet general education requirements, to meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. These credits may also be used to meet requirements in the degree program. To meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree, one year of a modern foreign language, in addition to any credits in a language used to meet general education requirements, must be earned.

General Education Requirements
All baccalaureate degrees require completion of general education course requirements. For most students completing their degrees from LSSU in Dearborn, general education requirements will be met when they are admitted from a Michigan community college with the MACRAO stamp on their transcript. Check with the catalog from your community college for specific course requirement for MACRAO certification; generally this will require six credits of English, eight credits of mathematics and natural science (including one lab science), eight credits of social science and eight credits of humanities.

Dearborn University Consortium Center

LSSU offers baccalaureate-completion programs in Dearborn that build on your education from your community college. This approach allows you to complete your degree at a reasonable cost. Programs require from 32 to 45 credits from LSSU; the remaining credits will transfer from other colleges and universities.

All bachelor’s degrees require completion of general education. For students transferring from a community college who have the “MACRAO stamp” on their transcripts, the general education requirements are considered met by LSSU. Generally, MACRAO certification requires six credits of English, eight credits of social science, eight credits of humanities and eight credits of natural science and mathematics.

The B.S. degree requires a total of 24 credits of mathematics, social science, natural science and computer science. The courses required in your major or general education may count toward this total. Degrees require 124 to 128 credits of courses that are numbered at the 100 or higher level by LSSU. To obtain the baccalaureate degree from LSSU, 32 credits and 50 percent of all 300 and 400 level courses required in the major must be earned from LSSU.

Contact the Admissions Office in Dearborn to review your transcripts and determine the courses required to complete your degree.

Send an e-mail to Brittany M. Thompson

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Degree Programs

BS Business Administration (Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business)

Four B.S. completion programs in Business Administration are offered at the Dearborn Center: Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management and Marketing. All require completion of the Common Professional Component: foundation courses that can be completed at Henry Ford Community College and from Lake Superior State University in Dearborn.

The Lake Superior State University School of Business has earned a reputation for producing excellence at every level. Graduates are in high demand for their ability to compete in the 21st century global economy. Programs in Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management and Marketing are offered on the Dearborn campus. Accounting and Finance & Economics degrees can be completed on campus in Sault Ste. Marie.

Degree Programs

Typical Schedule

First Year Fall First Year Spring First Year Summer

FINC341
INTB389
MGMT380
MRKT381

INTB420
MRKT387
BUSN403
INTB486

MRKT383
MGMT471

Second Year Fall Second Year Spring Second Year Summer

MRKT388
BUSN355
MGMT464
MRKT480

INTB425
MGMT476
INTB/MRKT486
MRKT481

MGMT451
MRKT389
BUSN466

BS Criminal Justice – Generalist, Corrections, Law Enforcement

Three B.S. degree completion emphasis programs are offered at the Dearborn Center: Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Generalist. Students will complete the Pre-Criminal Justice Core with coursework from Henry Ford Community College. Students selecting the law enforcement option may be eligible for police certification by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Students completing the corrections option may be eligible for certification by the Michigan Corrections Officer Training Council (MCOTC). Students in the law enforcement and corrections programs will be required to complete an internship and a senior project.

The Lake Superior State University School of Criminal Justice, Fire Science & Emergency Medical Services has earned a reputation for producing excellence at every level. The Law Enforcement, Corrections and Generalist programs, offered on the Dearborn campus, offer a protective services paradigm of enforcement, adjudication and remediation, which carries the field beyond police, courts, corrections and fire. The integrated model utilizes technology, science and a proactive future orientation. Graduates have a distinct advantage in the workplace and are prepared to meet the challenges they will encounter in their careers. Degree programs in Loss Control, Criminalistics, Public Safety and Fire Science can be completed on campus in Sault Ste. Marie.

Degree programs

Typical Schedule

Fall even years

Spring

Summer

CJUS212 Loss Control
CJUS313 Crisis Intervention
CJUS321 Ethics in Public Safety
CJUS300/400 elective

CJUS330 Correctional Casework
CJUS300/400 elective

SOCY214 Criminology

Fall odd years

Spring

Summer

CJUS345 Statistics & Design
CJUS300/400 elective

CJUS401 Senior Seminar
CJUS444 Criminalistics
CJUS300/400 elective

FIRE101 Introduction to Fire Science

** CJUS402 Law Enforcement and Corrections Internships can be offered any semester.

Where do I start?

Please contact Brittany M. Thompson, Regional Site Director for the Dearborn University Consortium Center.  She can be reached at:

Brittany M. Thompson
Executive Assistant,
Administrative Office Advanced Technology Academy
4801 Oakman Blvd Dearborn, MI 48126
bthompson@atafordpas.org
Phone: (313) 625-4662
Fax: (313) 582-6585

About LSSU

  • Textbooks- are available from the Barnes & Noble at Lake Superior State University bookstore. Call (906) 635-2645 or order online at http://lssu.bkstore.com/
  • Library Services- check out our library webpage and click on Regional Centers for information on off-campus services for our students.
  • My.LSSU- is available for students to access e-mail, set up a calendar, register for classes, check grades, and much more!
  • Disability Services- are arranged through the regional center staff, who can assist with providing extended testing time, proctoring in alternative locations, obtaining alternative format for textbooks and exams. Disability Services serves as the facilitator among students, faculty , and regional center.
  • A degree right here- You can finish your degree without traveling to LSSU's main campus. The required courses for a degree are offered here in Dearborn. Please consult with the Regional Center Director regarding any main campus class requirements.
  • When to start- It's recommended that you first complete an associate degree and obtain the MACRAO stamp.
  • Completing your degree- If you have an associate degree, you can typically earn a bachelor degree in two or three years by taking two classes per semester (including summers).
  • Classes the fit your Schedule- Our classes are offered on week nights or weekends. We also have tape-delayed DVD, Interactive TV and on-line classes. A typical night class meets from 6-9 p.m. for 15 weeks. The weekend classes usually meet five weekends (Fri. & Sat.) throughout the semester.
  • Faculty- Our faculty have a masters degree or Ph.D. in their field. Their classroom and career experience, enhance program instruction. Both full-time LSSU faculty and adjunct professors provide high-quality education to our students.
  • Academic Resources- Through our website, students can access LSSU's library card catalog and obtain books via intercampus loan. Additionally students can obtain books through the Dearborn Public Libraries as long as they are enrolled as a student.
  • We'll help- Our site director at the Dearborn University Consortium Center is right here to assist with educational planning, scheduling, obtaining resources and other issues. The LSSU faculty visit each regional center and are available to answer your academic questions

Admission

Students may apply on-line. A non-refundable $25 application fee is required. If preferred, a paper application (pdf) may also be completed. The paper application has a non-refundable $35 application fee.

Additional Contact Numbers

Financial Aid Office
1-888-800-LSSU (5778)
1-906-635-2678

Registrar’s Office
1-906-635-2682

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