Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Organizational Security, Minor

All organizations are tasked with protecting their employees, invitees and clients, their economic and tangible assets (cash, property, intellectual property) and infrastructure (buildings) from man-made (terrorism, espionage, violence) and natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, fires, etc.).  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 business majors, resort management majors, safety majors, sport management majors, criminology and criminal justice majors and computing majors.    

Students graduating in December 2015 and thereafter may only use 6 credits from their academic major towards the completion of an academic minor.

Related Links

Organizational Behavior, Minor Program Page

Homeland/Corporate Security Studies Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.0 or higher

Minor requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses number 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Core Requirements
CSS 120Introduction to Private Security3
CSS 210Physical Security3
CSS 300Personnel Security3
CSS 351Fraud3
Select two of the following:6
Security Management
Corporate Security Law
Corporate Security Investigation
Total Hours18

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

Effective Summer 2019
Revised 8.2019