Strategic Security and Protection Management Online Bachelor’s Degree
The Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Security and Protection Management is earned by satisfactory completion of an online program equivalent to two years of full time upper division study. The program increases the student’s knowledge of operations in the security industry and in providing protective services to clients, their property and/or their information. This program also provides a foundation for the student’s study at more advanced levels in this field. All courses are four and a half quarter units unless otherwise noted.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this degree-completion program will be able to do the following:
- SSPM-PLO B1: Recognize various information sources in strategic security and their relationship to security operations.
- SSPM-PLO B2: Explain threat analysis and its technical, operational, and strategic aspects.
- SSPM-PLO B3: Appraise policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies.
- SSPM- PLO- B4: Synthesize strategic leadership competencies through understandings of cases in the current security environment.
- SSPM- PLO – B5: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to key stakeholders.
INT305 Advanced Critical Thinking and Logic
PHIL400 Ethics of Security and Counterterrorism
PRO375 History of Executive/Dignitary Protection
PRO385 Etiquette and Rapport
PRO398 Fundamentals of Threat Assessment
PRO494 Essentials of Executive Protection
SEC320 Foundations of the Security Industry
SEC340 Effective Writing for the Security Professional
SEC344 Protective Security Law
SEC360 Information Security
SEC366 Managing the Security Organization
Choose any three (3) PRO or SEC courses not used as Major Core.
Must complete SEC320 and SEC366 prior to enrolling in any of the major support core courses below.
PRO380 Conflict Resolution
PRO405 Consequence Management
PRO422 Building Security
PRO430 Travel and Hospitals
PRO432 Principal’s Office and Residence
PRO433 Off-site Visits
PRO466 Advance Work
SEC305 Offensive v. Defensive Security: Understanding the Broader Security Field
SEC326 Foundations of Vehicular Security
SEC375 Workplace Violence, Workplace Security
SEC452 Infiltration Techniques
SEC486 Bomb Threat Management
Choose any six courses.
Students may also include any course from support core courses if not previously taken as a major support core
CI3710 Internet Security
CI3715 Cybercrime and Information Systems
CI3725 Network Security
CJ2240 Intro to Private Security
CJ2700 Cybercrime in Criminal Justice
CJ3005 Gangs in America
CJ3020 Serial Killers and the Law
CJ3030 Hate Crimes and the Law
CJ3050 Loss Prevention
CJ3400 Constitutional Law
CJ4000 Psychology and the Law
CJ4450 Security Operations Theory
CJ4500 Homeland Security and Terrorism
INT300 Fundamentals of Intelligence
INT310 Fundamentals of Analysis
INT315 Open Source Research
INT320 Propaganda and Disinformation
INT330 Writing for the Intelligence Professional
INT379 History of Intelligence, Part 1
INT380 History of Intelligence, Part 2
INT390 Covert Action
INT401 Interrogation and Interviewing Techniques
INT440 Technical Surveillance
INT445 Operational Security
INT460 Clandestine and Secure Communications
INT476 Intelligence Collection
INT477 Collection Management
NUC350 Principles of Grand Strategy
NUC410 Weapons Systems
NUC415 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons
PRO500DC Advanced Executive Protection
PRO595DC Advanced Protection Operations
PRO690DC Advanced Threat Assessment
SEC665DC Cyber Security
TCT306 Media and Terrorism
TCT310 Psychology of Violence
TCT390 Fundamentals of Terrorism Studies
TCT396 Terrorist Techniques
TCT410 Lone Wolf Terrorism
TCT420 Psychology of Fear
TCT425 Religious Extremism
TCT430 Ethno/Nationalist Terrorism
TCT435 Terrorist Support Networks
TCT440 Islamism and Terrorism
Behavioral/Social Science Elective
EN1150 Composition I
EN1300 Composition II
EN2100 Speech OR
EN2150 Interpersonal Professional Communication
CS1201 Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success!
CS1203 Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU
CS1301 Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success
SEC105 The Foundation, Functions, and Future of Strategic Security
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.