Department of Security Studies

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Jurg Gerber

Magdalena Denham; Jim Dozier; Nathan Jones; Russell Lundberg; John Payne


Through its degree and certificate programs, the Department of Security Studies in the College of Criminal Justice provides students with the theoretical foundations of the nature and origins of threats to our nation and its critical infrastructure as well as the tools to identify and mitigate those threats through risk assessments and emergency management. Consistent with the Homeland Security Enterprise model, the all-hazards approaches emphasized prepare students for work as security analysts and emergency managers in private security and all levels of government, addressing foreign and domestic threats, natural or otherwise.

Contact Information
936.294.1646; Vivian Carlson


Academic Programs

The Department of Security Studies currently offers only graduate degree and certificate programs. See the current graduate catalog for more details.


The Department of Security Studies currently offers courses during the academic year. For example, SCST 4377: Contemporary Issues in Security Studies is often offered. Please consult the current schedule of classes. Additionally, please consult the current graduate catalog for graduate course offerings.

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