Security/Loss Prevention

Security and loss prevention is a career field commonly used by retail companies in reducing losses from fraud, theft, or data compromise but also include security of persons and property. Loss prevention personnel may hold an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. These degree programs prepare graduates for a variety of positions in this industry. They offer a foundation of business courses as well as course that study investigative methods, criminal investigation, law enforcement, and many others, including:

  • Principles of Asset Protection
  • Communications in Loss Prevention
  • Loss Prevention Management and Human Resources
  • Retail Accounting and Inventory Control
  • Legal Aspects of Loss Prevention
  • Loss Prevention Data Analysis

Job Opportunities

The type of degree you earn will determine what jobs you qualify for. In this field, you can pursue a degree at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree level. Each degree level will prepare you for different careers. If you’re just starting out, it’s important to determine what you’re looking for in your first job and what degree will qualify you for employment. As associate degree will likely qualify you for an entry-level position; however, if you wish to lead loss prevention teams, you’ll need a bachelor’s or a master’s degree to do so.

  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Security Officer
  • Casino Surveillance
  • Asset Protection Specialist
  • Cyber Security Professional

Security/Loss Prevention Degree Programs

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