For more information contact:

Susan Sundstrom-Young

Criminal Justice Coordinator, Professor

Bay College
2001 N Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829

The Criminal Justice program offers students a wide variety of certificates and degrees in Criminal Justice, Corrections and Law Enforcement. In addition, students can earn their Bachelor of Science degree from Lake Superior State University right here on Bay's campus!

Criminal Justice is an exciting and competitive field. Students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice need to be focused, disciplined and dedicated to excellence.

Bay College offers the following degree and certificate programs in criminal justice:

The Criminal Justice program offers students a variety of courses across all disciplines in criminal justice. Our instructors have a vast array of experience in the field and bring a unique perspective to each course.

In addition to classroom work, criminal justice students who qualify may participate in an internship program that provides real world experience in a criminal justice agency. Students must have completed the four core criminal justice classes (CJUS 110, CJUS 112, CJUS 212 and CJUS 213), and be of sophomore status. Please see the following Co-Op/Internship Handbook for details:


Students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice need to know that this is a very competitive field. In order to work in law enforcement, you must have a clean driving record, be able to pass a criminal history background check, and be in good physical condition. Additional requirements may come from the hiring agency. No one with a felony conviction can work in this field.

Students interested in corrections will find many similar requirements. The links below indicate the minimum requirements for hiring at the state level in both law enforcement and corrections. Students are strongly encouraged to investigate their career paths fully to make certain they qualify for the job they seek.

Students earning their degrees in criminal justice find exciting work as law enforcement officers, corrections officers and court professionals. The following chart, though not inclusive, will give you an idea of possible careers and the general education requirements for each.


All criminal justice students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor AT LEAST once per semester to review course history and progress.


Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree with LSSU are encouraged to contact Heidi Baumgartner, Lake Superior State University Escanaba Regional Center Director, 2001 North Lincoln Road, Heirman Center #924, Escanaba, Michigan, 49829, (906) 217-4123, email:

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