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College of Social Science

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Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Security Management

The complexities of modern society have combined to generate a variety of threats to business organizations, information networks, government installations and operations, and individuals.  The Minor in Security Management is designed for students who are interested in private and government security.

The minor, which is administered by the School of Criminal Justice, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University.  The minor should be of particular interest to students who are enrolled in certain programs in the Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Social Science, and to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science.

The Minor in Security Management is designed to help students to understand:

  1. The business and technical aspects of protecting private and government assets.
  2. The administrative, management, technical, and legal problems of asset protection and loss prevention.
  3. Concepts related to protecting personal and personnel rights, proprietary information, facilities, and other assets of an organization.
  4. Security's relationship to the value of freedom and democratic principles in our society.

With the approval of the department or school and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

Requirements for the Minor in Security Management

The student must complete:

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
  ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
  CJ 235 Investigative Procedures 3
  CJ 385 Private Security 3
  CJ 485 Critical Issues in Private Security (W) 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  CJ 429 Interdisciplinary Topics in Cyber Security 3
  CJ 445 Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Security (W) 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies 3
  FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
  MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
  MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3