Organizational Security

No Industry is Safe from Security Threats

Enhance your marketability with this minor in organizational security

Minor in Organizational Security

Offered by: Criminology and Security Studies

Security issues arise due to crimes, man-made disasters (terrorism, espionage, violence), natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, fires, etc.), and emergencies and/or accidents which can impair the organization from meetings its goals. You will take classes to learn how to critically analyze an organization's security needs and find creative solutions to solve complex security issues.

Why Choose a Minor in Organzational Security

Every industry is subject to security breaches and organization's now want individuals versed with security management skills and abilities in order to assist their financial and non-financial goals. Organizations must implement policies and procedures, physical security measures, personnel protection, and business emergency and business continuity plans in order to stay viable. This minor will be of great benefit to the following majors:

  • business
  • criminology and criminal justice
  • cybersecurity
  • resort recreation and hospitality management
  • safety management
  • sport management

What Will You Learn?

You will learn about the security challenges organizations face and the types of security needs of an organization. You will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, and programs in order to protect both employees and physical security. Executive protection programs will be discussed and the methods of how to conduct surveys of physical facilities, evaluate the strength of physical premise security, emergency and/or restoration capabilities. You will also learn about the structure and role of the security management team. In addition, you will analyze the role of fraud in organizations will be analyzed and the principles of fraud detection, examination, and prevention that organizations employ to combat fraud in order to minimize both economic losses and a loss of jobs.

Careers In Organizational Security

You can work in either the private sector or the public sector or in non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Any industry is open for a career in this field including but not limited to:

  • healthcare
  • manufacturing
  • retail
  • transportation
  • utilities
  • cultural sites
  • banking and financial services
  • hospitality

You can also be an entrepreneur and provide security products and/or services to various organizations. You could work as a security engineer and design consultant for various organizations.

The designation, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), is recognized by employers worldwide and domestically and is offered by the American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS). The other technical designations offered by the ASIS are the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) and the Physical Security Professional (PSP). There are other specialized security and security-related certifications offered by other organizations unique to specific industries. For example, the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety Professionals offer the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator certification. 

Clubs & Organizations

Security Studies Club