University of Phoenix, Security Industry Association partner on new bachelor’s degree program

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The University of Phoenix announced that students who have earned a Securities Industry Association (SIA) Certified Security Project Manager (CPSM) credential will receive 21 credit hours to apply towards a Bachelor’s Degree with the school.


The credit hours would count towards a Bachelor of Science in Security Management from the University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice.


“University of Phoenix is proud to partner with the Security Industry Association to provide security professionals with flexible learning options and industry-aligned curriculum that will further their education and build upon the skills gained through a CSPM certificate,” said Spider Marks, executive dean for University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice.

The  Security Industry Association (SIA) is a trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. It has 600 members with more than 350,000 employees, collectively.


Based in Phoenix, Ariz., the University of Phoenix has 112 campuses and offers 100 degree programs. It was founded in 1976 by businessman John Sperling.

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