Criminal Justice-Corrections, Associate
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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Formal Communication (FC): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders Programs will be able to communicate effectively at a professional level, both orally and in writing.
- Use of Evidence (UE): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders Programs will complete a Senior research project that demonstrates professional level inquiry, analysis, and presentation of a relevant issue in the field of criminal justice.
- Analysis and Synthesis (AS): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders programs will demonstrate professional level critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Professional Responsibility (PR): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders programs will demonstrate professional responsibility in teamwork, civic engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning, and practical applications of those responsibilities while interning in a professional setting, student projects, and group work.
|CJUS 101||Introduction Criminal Justice||3|
|CJUS 110||Introduction to Corrections||3|
|CJUS 220||Institutional Corrections||3|
|CJUS 240||Community Based Corrections||3|
|CJUS 319||Substantive Criminal Law||3|
|CJUS 321||Ethical Issues Public Safety||3|
|POLI 120||Introduction Legal Processes||3|
|PSYC 240||Behavior Management||3|
|CJUS 140||Crim Theory/Corr Client Growth||3|
|or SOCY 214||Criminology|
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.