Lake Superior State University

Criminal Justice - Homeland Security: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to be employed by local, state, and federal agencies.  This emphasis prepares students for careers in law enforcement and investigation with agencies such as Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), municipal, county and/or state emergency management, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Internal Revenue Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), US Secret Service and numerous other agencies.  This emphasis prepares students for administrative and management positions in their chosen field.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (60 Credits)

  • CJUS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS103 Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security 3
  • CJUS203 Cyberterrorism 3
  • CJUS204 Domestic and International Terrorism 3
  • CJUS243 Investigation 3
  • CJUS303 Critical Infrastructure Protection 3
  • CJUS313 Crisis Intervention and Deviant Behavior 3
  • CJUS319 Substantive Criminal Law 3
    CJUS202 Canadian Criminal Law 3
  • CJUS321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety 3
  • CJUS325 Homeland Security and Emergency Services 3
  • CJUS444 Criminalistics 4
  • CJUS401 / FIRE401 Senior Seminar 3
  • CJUS402 Criminal Justice Internship3-9
    FIRE403 Fire Science Internship 3-9
  • FIRE101 Introduction to Fire Science 3
  • FIRE102 Wildland and Rural Fire Control 3
  • FIRE111 Hazardous Materials 3
  • FIRE312 Hazardous Materials Management 4
  • POLI201 Introduction to Public Administration 4
  • POLI241 Introduction to International Relations 4

Statistics: Choose one of the following:

  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
  • CJUS345 Statistics and Design for Public Safety 4
  • MATH207 Principles of Sttistical Methods 3
  • POLI211 Political Science Research and Statistics 4
  • PSYC210 Statistics 3
  • SOCY302 Statistics for Social Science 4

Support Courses (18 Credits)

  • POLI110 Introduction to American Government and Politics 4
  • POLI130 Introduction to State and Local Government 4
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • PSYC259 Abnormal Psychology 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3

Electives (6-10 Credits)

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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