Security Studies

Description
The security studies concentration will provide students with the skills and credentials necessary to expand their employment opportunities in corporate and public security. Students will receive extended education in cross-disciplinary topics such as accounting, computer studies, and advanced crime and law courses. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be well-equipped to have fluid conversations with professionals from different backgrounds.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Except for CRJ 201 and CRJ 419, a course may not be used to fulfill requirements in both the Homeland Security and Security Studies IDS concentration areas.
  • Students also pursuing CRJ degree may "not" use upper division CRJ courses towards both degree and certificate requirements Those in the concentration cannot do the SCS certificate.

Core 12 Hours Required

ACC 382 Accounting and Financial Analysis (3) (Prerequisite(s): Non-Business student; must not have previously earned credit in ACC 230, 231, 232, 240, 241, 242, 261, 271 or BUA 381; min 2.00 GPA; min 56 hours, OR non-degree student with min GPA of 2.00, OR graduate student)

CIS 105 Computer Applications and Information Technology, CS (3)

CRJ 201 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices (3)

CRJ 419 Domestic Terrorism (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303; Credit is allowed for only CRJ 419 or CRJ 494 (Domestic Terrorism))

Select two from the following (6):

CRJ 410 Procedural Criminal Law (3) (Prerequisite(s): Criminology and Criminal Justice major; CRJ 302; CRJ 303 OR Law and Human Behavior certificate student; PSY 230; PSY 290)

CRJ 412 International Terrorism (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303; Credit is allowed for only CRJ 412 or CRJ 494 (Homeland Security) or CRJ 494 (International Terrorism))

CRJ 450 Crime Analysis (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303)

CRJ 463 White Collar Crime (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303)

CRJ 464 Organized Crime (3) (Prerequisite(s): CRJ 302; CRJ 303)

Select one from the following (3):

CIS 235 Introduction to Information Systems (3) (Prerequisite(s): CIS 105, 200 or 220 with C or better; MAT 210, 270, 211 or 271 with C or better; Credit allowed for only CIS 235 or CIS 236)

CPI 101 Introduction to Informatics, CS (3)

CSE 100 Principles of Programming with C++, CS (3)

CSE 110 Principles of Programming, CS (3)

CSE 180 Computer Literacy, CS (3)

Select one from the following (3):

CRJ 484 Internship (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

LAW 480 Business, Law, and Society (3) (Prerequisite(s): Business (Law) BA major; LAW 210; LES 305; minimum senior standing)

LES 305 Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business (3) (Prerequisite(s): W.P. Carey student OR non-business student; minimum 2.50 GPA; minimum 56 hours OR non-degree student; minimum 2.50 GPA OR graduate student)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

PPSCSEMPH

College/School

College/School

Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact