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Earn Your BA in Security Management Online

People, property, and information all need protection in today’s world, and ensuring their safety requires unique knowledge and expertise. By earning your Bachelor of Arts in Security Management online from American Public University (APU), you will learn to identify organizational security risk exposure, determine cost-effective mitigation strategies, and prepare for recovery procedures.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
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Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

A Strong Foundation

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the industry and its vocabulary. Your major coursework covers asset protection, security program administration and evaluation, ethics, and physical security.

Goal-Oriented

You will choose a concentration to align with your goals or professional needs. A generous number of electives allows you to explore other interest areas like industrial espionage, government facility protection, and border security.

Global Perspective

The tragedy of 9/11 spurred significant awareness surrounding the need for and implementation of measures to combat terrorism. Your coursework includes a class on global terrorism, exploring the historical and contemporary aspects of the phenomenon.

Real-World Insight

To prepare you to contribute to security management measures within the private or public sector, you will learn from faculty sharing their practical knowledge from government agencies, the military, defense and intelligence communities, and Fortune 500 companies.

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