Bachelor of Science in Security Management

Bachelor of Science in Security Management

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4 years



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Learn security management skills

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.

In this Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree program, you’ll learn:

  • Loss prevention and risk management
  • OSHA, EPA and National Fire Code safety regulations
  • Critical incident response
  • Corporate investigative techniques and evidence collection
  • Security technology

You’ll take just one 5-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

Course length:

5 weeks

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Max. number of transfer credits:


Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have industry or professional certifications from companies like ASIS International, such as the Certified Protection Professional and Physical Security Professional certifications, you can apply to have relevant certifications or licenses evaluated for potential college credit. Industry certifications may help you get credits waived at no additional cost to you. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Industry review

Our Industry Advisory Council, comprised of experienced leaders in security, meets regularly to help ensure our educational programs are up to date and aligned with current and emerging industry trends. This is just one more way a University of Phoenix® Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree can help you develop the skills you’ll need in the security world.

Core courses

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Security Management Fundamentals sec311
Survey Of Security Specializations sec321
Industrial Safety sec331
Computers And Information Processing In Security sec319
Fundamentals Of Human Resource Management In Security sec300
Criminology And The Criminal Justice System sec341
Legal And Regulatory Issues In Security Management sec351
Interpersonal Communications sec361
Finance And Budgeting Practices sec371
Organizational Behavior And Management sec391
Threat And Vulnerability Management sec401
Principles Of Investigation sec431
Security Of Networks And Enterprise Systems sec441
Security Capstone sec481
Implementation Of Security System Measures sec489
Physical Security Operations Capstone sec490
Enterprise Security Administration Capstone sec491
Physical Security sec411
Personnel Security And Executive Protection sec421
Global Security Issues sec451
Terrorism sec461
Critical Incident Management sec471

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for first-line supervisors of protective service workers is projected to be 4 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Bachelor of Science in Security Management can help prepare you to be an assest protection specialist or work in loss prevention.

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, graduates should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance the University meets quality standards.

Institutional accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree, you can:

Focus on career skills

Hone the skills you need in the security management field by developing strategies for security threat prevention and response.

Learn on your schedule

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, this degree program can be completed in short, manageable, 5-week courses.

Finish your degree faster

Transfer eligible college credits or apply to have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Bachelor of Science in Security Management degree, you’ve got the way.

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