Organizational Security

Broaden and deepen your knowledge of risk management and security administration while assessing threats to people, physical assets, intellectual property, and information. In this certificate program, you’ll analyze modern security concerns, learn rules and regulations, and leverage strategies to protect organizations and promote business continuity.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17
Term Length
10 Weeks
6 Course Certificate
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn

Create business continuity plans

Assess financial implications of security programs

Protect people, organizations, and information


Certificate of Advanced Study in Organizational Security requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses)

Concentration Courses
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Security Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at https://www.du.edu/certificates/disclosure/sm.html

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Certificate of Advanced Study.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply

We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Organizational Security

Whether you are pursuing a career in IT security or physical security, the security management field is bustling with op¬portunity.

According to recruiter.com, the overall job outlook for secu¬rity management professionals has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 17% nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.89% per year. Opportunities for security professionals will open as workers retire.

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, security professionals can expect to see 6% job growth over the next decade.

Job Titles

Chief Security Officer
Director of Loss Prevention
Director of Security
Police Officer
Security Analyst

Security Consultant Salary: National Average


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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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