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The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree program is to develop security professionals through academically preparing students from diverse backgrounds for positions as security leaders, managers, supervisors and administrative staff by addressing an increasing national and international need for the application of comprehensive theoretical and technical competence, and professionalism in the security industry. Students participating in this program will integrate core instruction in security management relating to this multifaceted industry for the security of the infrastructures critical to each individual, organization and government agency — including communication networks, transportation and utility delivery systems, financial transactions, intellectual property, the protection and integrity of products and global supply chains, and homeland security programs.
The degree program is intended to develop the critical-thinking, creative decision-making and management capabilities of security practitioners that will enable professional success. Specifically, the program prepares graduates to be able to identify and describe key components of business operations and continuity, client relations, and corporate security management methodologies. Students will be able to identify corporate investigative techniques, applicable laws and regulations, investigative interviewing methodologies, evidence collection procedures, preparation of reports and investigation case management. The program provides students with the skills to design, direct, manage and apply threat assessment and risk analysis, as well as manage critical incident response to natural and manmade catastrophic events. Upon completion of the degree program, students will have the critical-thinking and decision-making skills to effectively solve ethical situations related to personnel management in the security industry.
This undergraduate degree program includes 39 credits in the required course of study and 18 credits in the certificate area. Some courses have prerequisites. In addition, students must satisfy general education and elective requirements to meet the 120-credit minimum.
The mission of the Critical Incident Response Certificate is to academically prepare students from diverse backgrounds for positions as security practitioners. Students participating in the program will receive core instruction that is aligned to security industry standards relating to security management fundamentals, physical security, personal security and executive protection, global security issues, terrorism and critical incident management.
Note: The diploma awarded for this program will read as Bachelor of Science in Security Management and will not reflect the en-route certificate or ASIS certificates. Certificates are reflected on the transcript.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Security Management (BSSEC) degree consistent with the University of Phoenix Mission and Purpose is to academically prepare students from diverse backgrounds for positions as private industry security practitioners. Students actively participating in the BSSEC program will receive core instruction which is aligned to private security industry standards relating to business operations and continuity, client relations, corporate security management methodologies, critical incident response, investigative techniques, laws and regulations, private security practices, personnel management, security technology.
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
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Unlike many colleges that only teach about the criminal justice system, the College of Security and Criminal Justice at University of Phoenix goes above and beyond by emphasizing management and administration skills as well. By gaining these skills, you’ll not only learn more about the criminal justice system but also you’ll be better equipped to become a leader in the field.
Experience the world of criminal justice through dynamic online interactive simulations. You’ll complete engaging activities, watch videos from criminal justice experts and more while learning important concepts and theories.
In addition to studying policing, you’ll learn the foundation of the entire courts and corrections system, which includes prison, probation and parole.
As a student in the College of Security and Criminal Justice, you’ll have the opportunity to become a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society through the Eta Theta Chapter. This is a nationally recognized honors society for students and graduates of esteemed criminal justice and security programs across the nation.
The College of Security and Criminal Justice is consistently building partnerships with reputable criminal justice and security organizations. Recently, the college has become the strategic academic ally of the FBI National Academy Associates and offers four scholarships to FBINAA members. Additionally, the college has an alliance with the ASIS Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the security profession though academic scholarship and high-quality, contemporary research. University of Phoenix offers ten ASIS Foundation scholarships.
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The University's Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, or as a peace officer with any particular local, state, federal, or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications) depending on the position. Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.
To you, safety and security are some of the most important issues in your community and the world around you. You recognize the need for the protection of both people and assets as well as giving back to your community. That's why the College of Security and Criminal Justice was created-to provide you with degree programs that give you a deeper understanding of criminal justice and security best practices and help you advance your career.
Our faculty members have extensive experience in the fields they teach. Many have held leadership positions such as security executives.
A Faculty Advisory Council continuously reviews program content, and new programs are developed based on the pressing demands within the security field.