Criminal Justice-Homeland Security, Associate
This emphasis provides students with the knowledge and information related to 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. Students are strongly encouraged to continue their studies to complete a Bachelor’s degree to be successful in today’s competitive labor market.
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 103||Int to Terrorism/Homeland Sec||3|
|CJUS 204||Domestic & Internatl Terrorism||3|
|FIRE 101||Introduction to Fire Science||3|
|Select one of the following concentrations:||19-21|
|Select 21 credits from the following. Must include at least 6 credits in Criminal Justice:||21|
|Crit Infrastructure Protection|
|Crisis Interv Deviant Behavior|
|Substantive Criminal Law|
|Ethical Issues Public Safety|
|Homeland Security/Emer Service|
|Intl/Compative Crim Justice Sy|
|Futures Research/Crim Justice|
|Wildland/Rural Fire Control|
|Hazardous Materials Management|
|Company Level Supervision/Mgmt|
|Gr Lakes Region: Geology & Res|
and Environmental Science Lab
|Environmental Science Lab|
|Introduction Legal Processes|
|Intro State/Local Government|
|Intro to Public Administration|
|Intro International Relations|
|Middle East Politics|
Note: Requires Admission to MCOLES academy – courses are taken in final spring and summer:
|CJUS 197||Physical Fitness Public Safety (Fall)||1|
|CJUS 197||Physical Fitness Public Safety (Spring)||1|
|CJUS 201||Firearms Training||1|
|CJUS 301||Advanced Firearms||1|
|CJUS 409||Procedural Criminal Law||3|
|CJUS 411||Police Operations||5|
|CJUS 450||Skills Academy||2|
|EMED 189||Medical First Responder||3|
MCOLES Academy Admissions Requirements
- Age 18 minimum
- U.S. Citizen
- Resident of Michigan
- Valid MI Drivers Licenses
- Complete and pass Reading and Writing test as prescribed by MCOLES (National Standardized screening test)
- Meet MCOLES physical fitness entrance standards within 120 prior to start
- Meet MCOLES health and vision minimum standards
- Successfully pass the entrance interview and background screen
- No Felony convictions
- Honorable discharge from Military with a minimum placement at the B-Band on the MCOLES reading and writing pre-screening test or meet the MCOLES minimum education standard of Associates degree (62 semester credits minimum)
Students apply for admission in the fall for the academy sequence that runs from January-June.
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.