This program is designed to prepare individuals working in various aspects of private or contract security service to assume administrative roles, as well as to broaden the knowledge of those employed in limited functional activities within the industry to assume more responsible positions in areas of loss prevention and detection, protection of life and property or investigative work.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Recognize and practice ethical behavior associated with the criminal justice and public safety professions.
  2. Apply local, state, and federal legal standards, including statutory and case law, to adults and juveniles in civil and criminal matters, in both public and private sectors.
  3. Purposefully adapt oral, written and non-verbal styles and techniques to communicate effectively in diverse professional roles and environments.
  4. Maintain personal health and well-being in carrying out professional responsibilities.
  5. Conduct security surveys and investigations to protect resources and manage risk.
  6. Apply basic business management principles and practices to risk management and asset protection personnel.
  7. Effectively interact with local, state and federal government.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CJ-1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice 1 3
CJ-1050 Introduction to Security 1 2
CJ-1120 Criminal Court Procedures 1 2
CJ-1320 Ethics in Criminal Justice 2
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CJ-1010 Computers in Criminal Justice 2
CJ-1400 Assets Protection 4
MATH-1xxx1000-level MATH course or higher 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Speech Communication  
Select one of the following: 3
American National Government  
Honors American National Government  
General Psychology  
Honors General Psychology  
Introductory Sociology  
Honors Introductory Sociology  
Introduction to Urban Studies  
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
CJ-2400 Security Management 4
CJ-2410 Security Investigation 3
CJ-2420 Legal Aspects of Private Security 1 3
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 3
Arts and Humanities 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
CJ-2440 Protection Services 2
CJ-2990 Issues in Supervision 4
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 3
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 3
CJ-xxxxCriminal Justice Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours61