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. The degree contains the five courses required by the Michigan Corrections Officers Training Council (MCOTC). 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 (30 credits)

  • CJUS101 Intro. to Criminal Justice 3
  • CJUS110 Introduction to Corrections 3
  • CJUS130 Client Relations in Corrections 3
  • CJUS140 Correctional Client Growth & Development 3
  • CJUS220 Institutional Corrections 3
  • CJUS240 Community Based Corrections 3
  • CJUS250 Correctional Law 3
  • CJUS319 Substantive Criminal Law 3
    or
  • CJUS202 Canadian Criminal Law 3
  • CJUS330 Correctional Casework 3
  • CJUS355 Juvenile Justice 3

Support Courses (6 credits)

  • POLI120 Introduction to Legal Process 3
    or
  • POLI160 Intro. to Canadian Government and Politics 3
  • SOCY214 Criminology 3

Electives (8 credits)

General Education:  All LSSU Associate’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).

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 Core Requirements