Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Corporate Security, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Organizational Security

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Security Studies: Students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to the identification and response of security threats.
  • Ethics, Values and Morality in Security Studies: Students will identify, explain and apply principles of ethics, law, values and morality to security-based scenarios and practices.
  • Professional Communication in Security Studies: Students will demonstrate ability to clearly articulate plans, strategies, analyses and other field-based communications in oral and written format, including the use of current technologies and media.
  • Professional Proficiency in Security Studies: Students will recognize, explain, report and demonstrate current field-based best practices in security management, threat response, and other knowledge/skills/abilities demanded by the field and the impact of technology on security preparedness and implementation.
  • Writing Proficiency in Security Studies: Students will practice and apply principles of clear, professional, succinct and straightforward writing.

Related Links

Corporate Security - Organizational Security, BS Program Page

Homeland/Corporate Security Studies Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher


Rock Studies Requirements42
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements60

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
SCI 101Science of Life3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours42

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Core Courses
ACCT 209Financial Accounting 13
BUSA 340Legal Environment of Business 13
CSS 120Introduction to Private Security 23
CSS 351Fraud 23
CSS 352Law & Ethics in the Workplace 23
CSS 354Risk Assessment and Fraud Prevention 23
CSS 430Corporate Security Law 23
CSS 440Corporate Security Investigation 23
CSS 460Corporate Security Capstone 23
ENGL 205Introduction to Professional Writing 13
CSLD 251Leadership Theory 13
MIS 265Management Information Systems 13
MIS 301Practical Computer Security 13
Organizational Security Concentration
CSS 210Physical Security 23
CSS 240Security Management 23
CSS 300Personnel Security3
CSS 320Security Risk and Emergency Management 23
MGMT 351Organizational Behavior 23
Major Electives
Select two of the following:6
Business Analysis and Decision Making 1
Experimental 2
Workshop 2
Selected Topics 2
Selected Topics
Selected Topics
Selected Topics
Specialized Fraud Schemes 2
Fraud Law and Report Writing 2
Fraud Examination 2
Internship 2
Independent Study 2
Introduction to Homeland Security 2
Fundamentals of Terrorism 2
Sociology of Organizations 1
Self Leadership 1
Teambuilding for Leaders 1
Introduction to Computer Forensics 1
Total Hours60

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. Internships
  2. Job Shadowing
  3. Security Studies Club
  4. Project to End Human Trafficking Club
  5. Security Studies Speaker’s Series
  6. Department of Homeland/Corporate Security Studies Field Trips and Spring Break Trips

Concentration in Organizational Security (ORGN)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019
Revised 7-2019
UCC 3.26.2019

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

Recommended Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CSS 120 Introduction to Private Security 3
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
SUBJ 139University Seminar 3
Creative & Aesthetic Inquiry 3
Humanities Inquiry 3
CSLD 251 Leadership Theory 3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
CSS 210 Physical Security 3
MATH 117 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Free Elective 3
Second Year
ACCT 209 Financial Accounting 3
ENGL 205 Introduction to Professional Writing 1 3
CSS 240 Security Management 3
Select one of the following: 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
Free Elective 3
Declare a Thematic Thread 2  
CSS 352 Law & Ethics in the Workplace 3
BUSA 340 Legal Environment of Business 3
MIS 265 Management Information Systems 3
SCI 101 Science of Life 3
Free Elective 3
Third Year
CSS 300 Personnel Security 3
CSS 351 Fraud 3
MIS 301 Practical Computer Security 3
SCI 102 Understanding the Physical World 3
Social Science Inquiry 3
Free Elective 3
CSS 354 Risk Assessment and Fraud Prevention 3
CSS 430 Corporate Security Law 3
MGMT 351 Organizational Behavior 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Major Elective 3
Fourth Year
CSS 440 Corporate Security Investigation 3
CSS 320 Security Risk and Emergency Management 3
Major Elective 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
CSS 460 Corporate Security Capstone 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
Major Elective 2-3
Electives 6
 Total Hours**123-124
  • CS Organizational Security Major requires 60 Credit Hours (36 Core + 9 General + 9 Culture + 6 Electives).
  • The number of free electives will depend on Rock Studies courses taken and/or Minor.
  • The number of Rock Studies courses will depend on how much overlap there is between major courses and Rock Studies courses.

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year. 

Major Code: 5170
Concentration Code: ORGN
Revised date: 01.28.2021