2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, Security (HC15)

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The security industry needs people with ability, sensitivity and professional training. The Security Option provides training for career opportunities in the security industry and also offers a broad liberal arts education for those students who wish to transfer their earned college credits from the program to fouryear academic institutions. To be admitted formally to the program, a student must complete all prerequisite courses (if applicable) and must pass CJS* H101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  with a minimum grade of “C”. Employment opportunities after successful training in the Security Option include, but are not limited to, retail security, physical security, corporate security, private investigations, executive protection, loss prevention, surveillance and undercover operations. The general objective of the option is to prepare students for jobs in the security field or to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.


Competency Requirement

Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Credits: 3

Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/ Ethical Credits: 3

Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3

Historical Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 3

Oral Communications Credits: 3

Choose one:


Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credts: 4

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 3

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Social Phenomena Credits: 3

Written Communication Credits: 3

Program Outcomes


Total Credits: 61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 Placement is required. Students need to contact the program coordinator or the Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division early in the semester prior to taking the course.

2 Students planning to transfer to a 4-year school should plan to complete MAT* H167 - Principles of Statistics  or MAT* H172 - College Algebra .


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