Undergraduate Course Catalog 2009-2010

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DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: PRIVATE SECURITY/LOSS PREVENTION MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVES

Private Security/Loss Prevention Management is one of the fastest growing professions in the criminal justice field. Because of changes in the issues facing those in the field, and because of advances in technology, law, and organization strategies, there has been an increasing demand for skilled professionals in the field.

The Department of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies’ undergraduate degree program in Private Security/Loss Prevention Management meets those growing demands for trained professionals. This program of study offers the student a broad base of knowledge through professional courses such as Private Security Investigation, Security Organization and Management, and Safety and Risk Analysis, to name a few.

The degree program consists of a total of 128 credit hours of study, with 39 of those hours in the major. Thirty-three of those major hours are core requirements, and the remaining six credit hours are electives. A minor in Private Security/Loss Prevention Management is offered as well, which consists of 21 hours of required coursework.  Up to a maximum of 9 credit hours may be applied to the core curriculum through “life experience” (Prior Learning Assessment) for those private security/loss prevention professionals currently working in the field.