Undergraduate SFEM Programs

Undergraduate SFEM Programs

MAJORS

Bachelor of Science in
Fire Science

The major in Fire Science prepares students for careers in fire protection and for graduate-level protection studies.

See: Fire Science Four Year Advisement Plan
See: BS Fire Science Major Checklist

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Robert Till
212-484-1379, rtill@jjay.cuny.edu


 

Bachelor of Arts in
Fire and Emergency Management Service

The major in Fire and Emergency Service provides a foundation in fire and emergency services, with related courses in management and administration. The major prepares students for careers in fire services, emergency management and administrative aspects of emergency medical services. Students can choose among three specializations: Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, or Emergency Management.

See: Fire and Emergency Services Four Year Advisement Plan
See: Fire and Emergency Services Four Year Advisement Plan for students prior to Fall 2012

See: BA Fire and Emergency Management Service Major Checklist

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Robert Till
212-484-1379, rtill@jjay.cuny.edu
 


 

Bachelor of Science in
Security Management

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.

See: BS Security Management Four Year Advisement Plan
See: BS Security Management Major Checklist

Faculty Coordinator:
Dr. Robert McCrie
212-237-8386, rmccrie@jjay.cuny.edu



MINORS

Minor in Cybercrime

The Cybercrime minor provides students with information on the evolution of cybercrime, theories of cybercrime, cybercrime applications, best practices in conducting private and public cybercrime investigations, obstacles faced in international investigations, and the ways to overcome barriers to international investigations and enforcement of cybercrime laws. Security managers, security operators, emergency management professionals, intelligence agents, private investigators, lawyers, compliance officers, and many other professionals need to be familiar with cybercrime perpetrated via the Internet, computers, and related technologies and the ways in which to deal with and control cybercrime in order to maintain currency in the field and be a more marketable employee in the workforce.

See: Minor in Cybercrime Checklist

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Marie-Helen Maras
212-621-4168, mmaras@jjay.cuny.edu


 

Minor in Fire Science

For information on the Fire Science minor, see Professor Robert Till.

See: Minor in Fire Science Checklist

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Robert Till
212-484-1379, rtill@jjay.cuny.edu


NEW - Minor in Homeland Security

Homeland security professionals deal with a wide variety of human-made and natural disasters. Using a multidisciplinary lens, the Homeland Security minor introduces students to the field of homeland security, looking in particular at essential homeland security functions (e.g., intelligence and counterintelligence activities) and objectives (e.g., securing the nation’s borders), threats to homeland security (e.g., terrorism and human trafficking), assessment of the risk of these threats, the social, political, ethical, and legal implications of homeland security, and the ways to mitigate, respond to, prepare for, and recover from homeland security threats. The courses in this minor critically evaluate discourses, narratives, and perspectives on homeland security, terrorism, counterterrorism, antiterrorism, intelligence and counterintelligence. This stimulates evidence-based analyses of “what works” and “what does not work” in these fields. Security managers, security operators, emergency management professionals, intelligence agents, private security professionals, law enforcement officers, policymakers, and those in other related fields need to be familiar with homeland security in order to maintain currency in the field and be more marketable employees.

This minor is for anyone is interested in learning about homeland security, intelligence and counterintelligence activities, counterterrorism, antiterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, border security, transportation security, and security issues resulting from globalization that challenges the safety and stability of nations by enabling human-made threats to traverse borders through rapid and expansive movement of people, property, goods, money and information across borders.

See: Minor in Homeland Security Checklist

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Charles Nemeth
212-237-8756, cnemethcnemeth@jjay.cuny.edu


 

Minor in Security Management

The minor in Security Management targets the analysis of security risks and vulnerabilities, along with the administration of programs designed to reduce loss — in public and private institutions and corporations. The minor helps prepare students for careers as managers, consultants and entrepreneurs. Every public institution and private corporation has a security function associated with its mission. Understanding this function within a particular industry or public enterprise enhances the skill set of the professional working in or studying that field. Further, understanding the principles, practices and law within the security field enables individuals to better safeguard their person, property and privacy — both inside and outside of the work environment.

See: Minor in Security Management Checklist

Faculty Coordinator:
Dr. Robert McCrie
212-237-8386, rmccrie@jjay.cuny.edu