Security Management (BS)

**PLEASE NOTE** The curriculum presented here applies to incoming students for September 2013. If you enrolled prior to that, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-13 for the older curricular requirements.

Description. The major in Security Management concentrates on the analysis of security vulnerabilities and the administration of programs designed to reduce losses in public institutions and private corporations. The program prepares students for careers as managers, consultants and entrepreneurs.

Learning Outcomes. Students will:

• Critique and evaluate the origins and current structure of security management within corporations, not-for-profit institutions, and the government.
• Discern and differentiate concepts of situational crime prevention, rational choice theory, and criminological tenets to understanding crime and to evolving countermeasures for the control of loss and disorder.
• Weigh and assess common areas of occupational proficiency for security executives: data protection, emergency planning and response, homeland defense, and legal liability.
• Discover and apply tools to be effective in achieving those goals, particularly in areas where current practices are deficient, such as information protection, security technology, legal justice, and safety services.
• Develop, support, and enhance writing and verbal communications skills through relevant classroom assignments.

Credits required: 39         Four Year Academic Plan

Prerequisites: ECO 101 and SOC 101SOC 101 can fulfill the College's general education requirements in the Flexible Core: Individual & Society area.

Coordinator: Professor Maria Helen Maras, Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management (212.621.4168,

Additional Information. Students enrolled for the first time at the College in September 2013 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version may be obtained in the 2012-13 Undergraduate Bulletin at

PART ONE. CORE COURSES.                                  Subtotal: 18 Credits


SEC 101 Introduction to Security 
SEC 210 Methods of Security 
SEC 211 Security Management
SEC 270/CSCI 270 Security of Computers and Their Data 
SEC 315 Private Security and the Law 
SEC 320 Private Security: Trends and Movements

PART TWO. SECURITY APPLICATIONS.                Subtotal: 15 Credits

Category A. Security and Risk Management
Select three courses 

FIS 106 Safety Engineering
FIS 104 Risk Management 
SEC 310 Emergency Planning 
SEC 323 Private Security and Homeland Defense 
SEC 327 Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
SEC 3XX Security Risk and Technology

Category B. Industrial, Commercial, Retail
Select two courses 

ENG 235 Writing for Management, Business and Public Administration 
SEC 342 Energy Industry Security 
SEC 344 Executive and Event Protection 
SEC 346 Retail and Commercial Security 
SEC 348 Security and Safety for Financial Institutions 
SEC 350 Security in Art Museums and Cultural Institutions 
SEC 352 Security Investigations and Consulting

PART THREE. INTERNSHIP Subtotal: 3 Credits


SEC 378 Internship in Security Management*

*Note: Students who are currently employed in law enforcement or security may be exempt from this requirement, contact the major coordinator for evaluation.

PART FOUR. SENIOR SEMINAR                            Subtotal: 3 Credits

SEC 405 Seminar in Security Problems

Total: 39 credits