Security Management (BS)

Security Management (BS)

Security Management (BS)

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.

Security Management Major


General Education




Total Credits Required for B.S. Degree


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

Coordinator. Professor Robert McCrie, Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management (212.237.8386,

Advising resources. Sample Four-year Plan of Study

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.

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 104 Risk Management 
FIS 106 Safety Engineering
SEC 310 Emergency Planning 
SEC 323 Private Security and Homeland Defense 
SEC 327 Risk and Vulnerability Analysis 
SEC 329 Security, Risk and Technology
SEC 380 Selected Topics in Security Management

Category B. Industrial, Commercial, Retail 
Select two courses 

ENG 235 Writing for Management, Business and Public Administration 
SEC 342 Energy Industry Security 
SEC 344 Introduction to 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 
SEC 380 Selected Topics in Security Management

PART THREE. INTERNSHIP                                                                        Subtotal: 3 credits 

SEC 378 Security Management Internship

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 Credit Hours: 39

                                                                                                                                      Last Updated: 2/20/18