2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Security Management, Bachelor of Science

The major in Security Management concentrates on the analysis of security vulnerabilities and the administration of programs designed to reduce losses in public institutions and private corporations. The program prepares students for careers as managers, consultants and entrepreneurs.

Learning Outcomes. Students will:

  • Critique and evaluate the origins and current structure of security management within corporations, not–for–profit institutions, and the government.
  • Discern and differentiate concepts of situational crime prevention, rational choice theory, and criminological tenets to understanding crime and to evolving countermeasures for the control of loss and disorder.
  • Weigh and assess common areas of occupational proficiency for security executives: data protection, emergency planning and response, homeland defense, and legal liability.
  • Discover and apply tools to be effective in achieving those goals, particularly in areas where current practices are deficient, such as information protection, security technology, legal justice, and safety services.
  • Develop, support, and enhance writing and verbal communications skills through relevant classroom assignments.

Credits Required.

Security Management Major 39
General Education 42
Electives 39
Total Credits Required for B.S. Degree 120

Prerequisites. ECO 101 and SOC 101. SOC 101 or ECO 101 can fulfill the College’s general education requirements in the Flexible Core: Individual and Society area.

Coordinator. Professor Robert McCrie, Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management (212.237.8386, rmccrie@jjay.cuny.edu)

Advising resources. Security Management Advising Resources including a Sample Four-year Plan of Study

Experiential learning outcomes. The Security Management major requires students to complete an internship or practicum experience with companies or organizations using or providing security services. A senior seminar allows students to explore a contemporary issues of their own choosing under a guidance of a seminar leader.  In recent years, students have worked with many leading security and investigative businesses.  They have also conducted research in art museums, security consulting firms, and energy, financial, manufacturing, transportation and retail industries.  Nationally competitive internships are available from the Department of Homeland Security, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the National Security Agency.  

Additional information. Students enrolled for the first time at the College in September 2013 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version may be obtained in the 2012-13 Undergraduate Bulletin

Part One. Core Courses

Required
SEC 101Introduction to Security

3

SEC 210Methods of Security

3

SEC 211Security Management

3

SEC 270/CSCI 270Security of Computers and Their Data

3

SEC 315Private Security and the Law

3

SEC 320Private Security: Trends and Movements

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Part Two. Security Applications

Category A. Security and Risk Management

Select three courses.

FIS 104Risk Management

3

FIS 106Safety Engineering

3

SEC 310Emergency Planning

3

SEC 323Private Security and Homeland Defense

3

SEC 327Risk and Vulnerability Analysis

3

SEC 329Security, Risk and Technology

3

SEC 331Maritime Security and Safety

3

SEC 380Selected Topics in Security Management

3

Category B. Industrial, Commercial, Retail

Select two courses

ENG 235Writing for Management, Business and Public Administration

3

SEC 342Energy Industry Security

3

SEC 344Introduction to Executive and Event Protection

3

SEC 346Retail and Commercial Security

3

SEC 348Security and Safety for Financial Institutions

3

SEC 350Security in Art Museums and Cultural Institutions

3

SEC 352Security Investigations and Consulting

3

SEC 354Hospital and Healthcare Security

3

SEC 360Safety and Security in Higher Education Institutions

3

SEC 380Selected Topics in Security Management

3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Part Three. Internship

Required
SEC 378Security Management Internship/Practicum

3


Note:
Students who are currently employed in law enforcement or security may be exempt from this requirement, contact the major coordinator for evaluation.

Total Credit Hours: 3

Part Four. Senior Seminar

Required
SEC 405Seminar in Security Problems

3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 39