The undergraduate certificate in Security Management focuses on the principles and theories associated with various types of security, from physical security to security administration that focuses on the protection of assets. Many organizations need experienced security managers, security guards, and security officers to protect businesses' assets and to proactively prevent internal or external attacks. Field work in the areas of executive protection and recovery, trade secret protection, background investigations, surveillance, IT security, and cybersecurity are but a few choices available in the security management field. This online certificate is intended for undergraduate students who want to expand their knowledge of security management without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic terms in security management and its theories.
  • Assess management theories and apply concepts of planning, resources, and authority to security organizations.
  • Identify and discuss the major aspects of physical security, associated threats, and application of countermeasures.
  • Explain the basic procedures and rules of personnel security and the specialized terms associated with information security.
  • Draw conclusions about the role a security leadership has in establishing the foundation of private security programs.
  • Establish how security managers test and align functional performance or their security organization incorporating legal issues and ensuring ethical approaches.
  • Evaluate and use a methodology of quality assurance including the merits of a performance-based standards approach towards total asset protection.
  • Draw conclusions about a value added contribution in the world of tangible and intangible assets.
  • Detect how corporate security managers can effectively communicate strategic security issues and actions to other business departments and managers.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

SCMT370Principles and Theory of Security Issues3
SCMT371Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management3
SCMT373Evaluation of Security Programs3
SCMT374Contemporary Issues in Security Management3
SCMT390Security Administration3
SCMT397Physical Security3
Total Semester Hours18