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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Security Management Degree

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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: Mar 3, 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.

You'll learn how to:

  • 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
4 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for security guards is projected to be average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

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 undergratuate 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 can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

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

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.