Homeland/Corporate Security Studies
Are you interested in protecting and securing the United States, private businesses, and organizations? The security industry is a $400+ billion/year industry and offers a wide range of career opportunities. Expand your knowledge and build your professional career with Slippery Rock University's Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and the Bachelor of Science in Corporate Security.
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We invite you to explore what makes SRU Homeland/Corporate Security Studies unique and join us in conversation. Learn about academic and career pathways in the security industry by talking to a faculty member. To schedule a session go here.
Please contact Professor Brian Wisneski at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about virtual sessions.
WHY CHOOSE SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY TO MAJOR IN HOMELAND/CORPORATE SECURITY?
The Department of Homeland/Corporate Security Studies' mission is to provide the security communities of Pennsylvania, and the nation with ethically and critically informed graduates who can solve complex security issues. We accomplish this by providing an interdisciplinary program offering rigorous instruction, accessibility, and high quality educational experience to learners in Pennsylvania, the United States, and worldwide.
Our department partners with outside agencies to enhance the student’s learning and provide direct application of material learned. We were selected by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as a participant in the ACFE’s Anti-Fraud Education Partnership. In addition, we partnered with the Pennsylvania Volunteers, so students receive hands-on experience in the field of emergency management.
SECURITY CAREERS IN THE REGION
Western Pennsylvania is one the forefront of security partnerships between universities, businesses, and government agencies such as the National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) and the PA Region 13 Task Force bolstered in part by the presence of multiple federal agency field offices in Pittsburgh.
Below is a list of employers and job titles where our students are employed:
Stadium Operations and Security Trainee, Atlanta Braves
Command Center Operator/Control Room Operator, Convergint Technologies
Claims Benefit Specialist, CVS Health Company
Digital Loss Prevention Analyst, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Command Center Monitoring Agent, Edgeworth Security
Risk Detection Specialist/First National Bank
Security Planner/First National Bank
Associate Risk Control, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Security Officer, Lockheed Martin
Detection and Investigation Analyst, PNC Bank
Business Continuity Specialist/PNC Bank
Agent, Transportation Safety Administration
Intelligence Analyst, U.S. Army Intelligence
U.S. Border Agent, US Department of Homeland Security
Agent, US Secret Service
Protective Detail, U.S. Supreme Court Justices
Customs Agent, US Department of Homeland Security
Intelligence Analyst, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Officer, NYPD Counterterrorism Unit
Audit Evaluator, USPS Office of Inspector General
Homeland and Corporate Security Studies majors have completed internships at various locations in the past. Some of these locations include
- David L. Lawrence Convention Center
- First National City Bank
- Lawrence County Department of Public Safety
- National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance
- Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management
- Pfizer, Inc.
- US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
- U.S. Marshals Service
- Zero Trafficking
Internships are not required, but a student who completes either a 3 or 6-credit internship can count their credits as major electives in the program. Students can complete these internships during the fall, winter, spring or summer.
All three of our undergraduate degree programs provide a foundation of knowledge needed for students interested in a variety of careers. There are a variety of professional certifications you may obtain upon graduation. The list below is not inclusive but includes the most popular certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements of these certifications as many of them require the passing of an exam and relevant work experience.
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) offered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Certified Protection Professional (CPP) offered by ASIS International
- Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) offered by ASIS International
- Physical Security Professional (PSP) offered by ASIS Internationa
- Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP)
- Certified Emergency Management offered by IAEM
Slippery Rock University offers a Prelaw Program.
SRU is required by the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement and US Department of Education to notify you whether our program meets the academic licensure/ certification requirements in another state. All jurisdictions have their own requirements for licensure/certification eligibility. SRU is approved to offer programs that may lead to licensure/certification in Pennsylvania. We are unable to determine our program’s eligibility in states other than PA. Please review the licensing board contact resource at www.sru.edu/licensure-certification to seek guidance on the requirements of licensure in your home state or where you would like to practice professionally. Note that state requirements are subject to change at any time and without notice
National and State Ranked Program: Our homeland security program was ranked number six in the Top Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Homeland Security by Study.com (nationwide) and we were ranked in Source 2021 Best Colleges Niche as one of the Best Colleges with Homeland and Security and Disaster Management Degrees in Pennsylvania.