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Strategic Security & Protection Management

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Core Requirements

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ENG 340 Effective Report Writing

SEC 320 Foundations of Security

MGT 344 Protective Security Law

HIST 375 History of Executive/Dignitary Protection

PRO 494 Essentials of Executive Protection

PRO 466 Advance Work

SOC 385 Etiquette & Rapport

PHIL 400 Ethics

SEC 366 Managing the Security Organization

TCT 390 Foundations of Terrorism

INT 415 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons

Area of Emphasis

(select 3 areas)

Extremist and Terrorist Groups

TCT 410 Right Wing Terrorism

TCT 430 Etho/Nationalist Terrorism

TCT 440 Islamism and Terrorism


INT 400 Counterintelligence

COM 401 Interviewing and Briefing/Debriefing

TCT 435 Terrorist Support Networks

Terrorist Operations

INT 320 Propaganda and Disinformation

ECN 400 Underground Economies

HIST 350 Strategy and Tactics

Terrorism and Society

TCT 306 Media and Terrorism

MGT 405 Consequence Management

PSY 420 Psychology of Fear (Prerequisite PSY 105 or equivalent)

Cyber/Information Security

INT 460 Clandestine and Secure Communications

SPCH 450 Communication Theory

MGT 360 Information Security

Collection Management

INT 320 Propaganda and Disinformation

COM 401 Interviewing and Briefing/Debriefing

INT 477 Collection Management


INT 360 World Intelligence Agencies

TCT 435 Terrorist Support Networks

INT 445 Operational Security

Counterterrorism Strategies

TCT 431 Counterterrorism

HIST 350 Strategy and Tactics

HIST 430 Religious Extremism

Intel Operations

INT 440 Technical Surveillance

INT 460 Clandestine and Secure Communications

SEC 452 Infiltration Techniques


INT 410 Weapons Systems

ECN 400 Underground Economies

MATH 370 Fundamentals of Data Analysis

Protective Intelligence

INT 310 Fundamentals of Analysis

INT 315 Open Source Research

INT 476 Intelligence Collection

Threat Assessment

MGT 375 Workplace Violence, Workplace Security

COM 401 Interviewing and Briefing/Debriefing

PSY 310 Psychology of Violence (Prerequisite PSY 105 or equivalent)

Corporate Security

INT 440 Technical Surveillance

MGT 360 Information Security

MGT 380 Conflict Resolution


Protection Operations

SEC 486 Bomb Threat Management

SEC 326 Foundations of Vehicular Security

PRO 422 Building Security


Advanced Operations

PRO 430 Travel & Hospitals

PRO 432 Principal’s Office & Residence

PRO 433 Off-site Visits


“My coursework at Henley-Putnam helps me to think more critically and operate more effectively as a Joint Terrorism Task Force Agent with DHS. While earning my degree, my knowledge and understanding of terrorist techniques, history, and doctrine have been greatly expanded and enriched.”

-Scot Walker, Criminal Investigator; Dept of Homeland Security

Bachelor’s of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management

The strategic security and protection management degree program introduces the student to the concepts of protection management.  While earning a security management degree, the student will understand protection management encompasses many areas, including threat assessment, workplace violence, cyber security, corporate security, intelligence gathering and intelligence analysis. The bachelors in protection management degree students will learn aspects of intelligence, terrorism and protection, as well as the basics of security operations and report writing throughout their security management courses. Bachelors in protection management students will also have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of electives and security management degree courses, including threat assessment courses, corporate security courses, or physical security courses, to name a few.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize various information sources in strategic security and their relationship to security operations
  • Explain threat analysis and its technical, operational, and strategic aspects
  • Appraise policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies
  • Synthesize strategic leadership competencies through understandings of cases in the current security environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to key stakeholders

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