Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Organizational Security, Certificate

The emphasis on security management greatly increased after 9/11 as evidenced by the $400 billion spent annually on security. Due to both man-made disasters (terrorism, workplace violence/random shootings, internal and external theft, hacking, and the deliberate physical destruction of employer’s property) and natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, fires, etc.) all organizations must take proactive steps to protect people, infrastructure and assets from harm. This certificate is specifically designed to provide the foundation for understanding the scope of the security function within organizations, the various security techniques needed to protect people, the physical infrastructure and assets, and how to effectively manage a security team.  

There are a variety of professional certifications you may obtain upon graduation.  We encourage you to research the requirements of these certifications as many of them require the passing of an exam and relevant work experience.    

Related Links

Organizational Behavior, Certificate Program Page

Homeland/Corporate Security Studies Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

  • These courses are regularly offered through fall, winter, spring and summer rotations that will ensure a 12-month completion period.
Required Courses
CSS 120Introduction to Private Security3
CSS 210Physical Security3
CSS 300Personnel Security3
CSS 351Fraud3
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2019
Revised 12-2018