Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Security Management

Minor in Security Management
Program Code:
7747 Security Management
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
School of Criminal Justice
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

School of Criminal Justice

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


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.

Security Management, MNUN (7747)

Required Credits: 18    Program Version: FS15

Requirement 1: Minor - Security Management - Core
Minor - Security Management - Core: 4 courses from ACC230, CJ385, CJ485, CJ235

Requirement 2: Minor - Security Management - Cyber-Security
Minor - Security Management - Cyber-Security: 1 course from CJ429, CJ445

Requirement 3: Minor - Security Management - Elective
Minor - Security Management - Elective: 1 course from FI320, MGT325, MSC327, CSE101

Requirement 4
18 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.