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Criminal Justice, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Overview

You will be taught by former and active police officers, corrections officers and lawyers.  The program combines academic and hands-on training.  Courses in criminal investigation, firearms training and agency internships will help you acquire the necessary skills to excel in your future careers.

Key facts

The Criminal Justice program from Lake Superior State University has been providing students with an opportunity to achieve self-actualization in a number of broad areas.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • A strong focus on critical thinking.  The emphasis on abstract thinking using concepts and a focus on critical thinking begins with the CJUS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice and carries forward to advanced courses.  This regiment introduces and acclimates students into a more advanced mindset to help attain academic excellence throughout their four years at LSSU.
  • A multi-faceted approach.  The Department exposes students to varied approaches within tracks in Criminal Justice.  This involves understanding the different disciplines and examining how they inter-relate on particular issues. The program also focuses on both macro and micro level of analyses in helping to gain a more comprehensive understanding of issues under study.
  • A strong emphasis on writing.  The program prides itself in emphasizing and implementing writing as a central component in many of its courses.  Students are expected to refine and build on their writing skills, which lend itself to the production of quality work in the CJUS 401 Senior Seminar capstone course, and further such as graduate work, law school or in criminal justice careers where writing skills are integral.
  • A strong emphasis on research.  The program takes pride in being part of an elite academic community that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake actual research.  The program believes that all courses taught in the curriculum, and in particular the emphasis of the arch of core courses will help form the necessary foundation for the CJUS 401 Senior Seminar capstone course that involves the research process including statistical data analysis.  It is contended that our students will be better prepared for graduate school, or other areas of life where these skills can be applied.
  • LSSU is one of a few criminal justice programs to offer students an on-site shooting range.

Accreditation

Lake Superior State University has remained accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968. This regional accrediting body was established in 1895 and currently oversees more than 1000 higher education institutions from 19 states.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Police Process
  • Investigation
  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Ethical Issues in Public Safety
  • Statistics and Design for Public Safety
  • Senior Seminar
  • Criminal Justice Internship
  • Procedural Criminal Law 
  • Criminological Theory and Correctional Client Growth
  • Criminology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application for free!
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit test scores (optional).  Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
  • If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
  • Health Insurance Requirements (only for international students)
  • Immigration Form (I-20) (only for international students)
  • Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.  (only for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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