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Security Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Security Management program concentrates on enhancing your skills for security and managerial positions in both the private and public sectors. It is designed with a focus on five general areas of expertise considered to be critical to management and the security field: Principles of Homeland Security, Personnel Management, Organizational Interaction, Infrastructure Security and Threat Assessment, and Communication Skills.

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Courses in the major include:

This course prepares students for success in their academic and professional careers. The foundation for learning is established for professional skill development through practical experience with the University's four essential learning outcomes - communication, problem solving, collaboration, and citizenship. Learner strengths are assessed and analytical, relational, and resilience skills are developed.
The course focuses on the components of security management and the responsibilities related to the field of security. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course provides an examination of the Constitutional underpinnings of criminal and civil law as it applies to the field of security. Special focus is devoted to an overview of the American court system, specific elements of crime, the operation of civil jurisprudence, and a review of the policies and procedures that influence law in America. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course addresses ethical issues in the field of security at both the theoretical and applied levels. Special emphasis is given to an examination of the relationship between ethical principles, moral and normative judgments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course provides an overview of the responsibilities of individuals engaged in private and public security. It focuses on current trends, concerns, and issues in the security industry. This includes, but is not limited to: security functions, fundamentals of defense, infrastructure and non-traditional threat analysis. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program
This course discusses how to identify an organization's vulnerabilities and potential threats, as well as how to measure the effectiveness of selected security programs. It develops student's abilities to examine and produce surveys, audits, questionnaires, and procedural guidelines that are utilized by security professionals to aid in countering risks. This course also introduces students to basic quantitative methods and systems associated with risk analysis and inter-agency communications. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course introduces students to the critical management skills in the public and private security sectors as they relate to emergency management. Topics include aspects of effective and efficient operations administration; group and organizational leadership; supervision, recruitment, selection, training, and performance appraisal of employees; and the overall future of public and private security organizations in national emergency response plans. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course examines the effectiveness of physical security based on comprehensive assessments of threats and the implementation of a layered system of physical technical protection. Areas of study include security design, security surveys, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), lighting, alarms, and entry control, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), and digital recording systems. The student will have an understanding on the operations of various physical security systems for the protection of employees and assets. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course focuses on the intersection between the developments of US national interests, threats to those interests, and the establishment of policies and practices to protect them. As a theoretical companion of SMGT 335, it examines such topics as the evolution of the modern threat of terrorism, the role of intelligence in defense planning, and the economic and political considerations associated with Homeland Security policies and the overall importance. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Security Management (SMGT) accelerated degree completion program.
This course focuses on the development and execution of an effective emergency management plan to sustain business, government, and security continuity during a natural or man-made disaster. Special emphasis will be given to case study and mock scenario development and analysis. Topics include threat assessment, risk analysis plan formulation, training, coordinating with support agencies, and the actual overall management of the response to a disaster or emergency.

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