Security Studies (Certificate)

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The security studies certificate program provides students with the skills and credentials necessary to expand their employment opportunities in corporate and public security.

Through the 24 credit hour curriculum, students receive extended education in transdisciplinary topics such as accounting, computer studies and information systems, and crime analysis and in advanced crime and law courses. Upon completion of this certificate, students are well-equipped to have fluid conversations with professionals from different backgrounds about security, whether corporate or private.

Program Offered

Security Studies (Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

Required Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Select two courses from the following -- 6 credit hours
Select one course from the following -- 3 credit hours
Select one course from the following -- 3 credit hours
A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required for upper-division course work.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice majors who are also pursuing the Security Studies certificate may not use CRJ 410, CRJ 412, CRJ 450, CRJ 463, CRJ 464, and CRJ 494 towards both their degree and certificate.