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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Security Management Degree

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Sep 29, 2021

Security managers are the front line of defense for employee safety and asset protection. Learn the skills you’ll need to help keep workplace assets safe with a Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree.

  • Manage emergency responses across multiple agencies

  • Design, direct, manage and apply threat assessment and risk analysis techniques

  • Evaluate an organization’s security technology needs

  • Recognize the components of effective loss prevention and workplace safety programs

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Industry Alignment

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) collaborated with technical and subject matter experts from education, business, and industry to develop a comprehensive competency model for the Enterprise Security Industry. The model is designed as a resource supporting workforce development efforts to prepare the security workers that fulfill critical roles in the protection of national and global economies, providing a multitude of career opportunities ranging from managers and directors of enterprise security to intelligence analysts and chief security officers with major multinational corporations.

We developed the model and validated it in partnership with the ASIS Foundation. The ASIS International Chief Security Officer (CSO) Roundtable Leadership and Development Committee provided input and conducted with University of Phoenix and the ASIS Foundation a series of validation sessions that included international delegates, subject matter experts and sessions with Bridge School of Management in New Delhi, India. The ASIS Foundation will continue to ensure that the model evolves to accommodate changing skill requirements.

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Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Security Management. 

What you'll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Human resource management
  • Industrial safety
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Security of Networks and Enterprise Systems

Program Purpose Statement

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, tribal 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.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree?

A BSSEC can help prepare you to be a:

  • Asset protection specialist
  • Loss prevention specialist
  • Security guard
3 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for security guards is projected to be average between 2019 and 2029.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know

Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit. If you have security training from ASIS International or the Security Industry Association (SIA), you can apply to have that experience evaluated for college credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

8

Directors/VP of Safety

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree

Security management is the front line of defense for employee safety and asset protection. It involves evaluation of an organization’s security technology and employee needs and the ability to recognize the components of effective loss prevention and workplace safety programs. Our Bachelor of Science Security Management degree prepares you to pursue a career in this field.

Loss prevention includes any actions taken to reduce the amount of theft, breakage, waste and shrinkage in a business.

Asset protection refers to a set of techniques, strategies and laws that aim to protect assets belonging to individuals and businesses against loss or claims attempting to seize assets.

Our online security management degree is designed specifically so that working professionals like you can earn it without leaving your current role. The degree helps you build a strong foundation in security management while teaching the leadership skills to help prepare you to pursue career opportunities in the field. You’ll learn from faculty who are currently working in the public sector, and you’ll be able to join our large alumni network. Additionally, Career Services for Life™ help students in their current position and prepare them for career enhancement with career planning, resumé help and more.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.