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What Can I Do With A Degree In Law and Society?

Become An Asset Protection Specialist

What is an Asset Protection Specialist?

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are found in security firms and retail businesses, as well as collegiate and major league sports organizations, performing multiple functions vital to sustained profitability.

Asset protection specialists conduct investigations, interrogations, and interviews, usually in cooperation with company human resources; perform surveillance and safety audits to identify areas of potential theft; design and implement measures for preventing and detecting theft; help reduce customer and employee accidents and determine accidents’ causes; and apply appropriate preventative measures for stores and departments. Asset protection managers train staff on trends in loss prevention and fraud and safety awareness, and coordinate with law enforcement authorities on crime prevention measures.

What Employers Look For

Many employers look for universal skills such as communication, cultural awareness, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, and the ability to work collaboratively. To be marketable in today’s workforce, persons should strengthen their abilities be flexible while adapting to change in a technological, diverse, and dynamic society.  Skills such as resilience, problem solving, and adaptability are valuable at work and elsewhere.

How Law And Society Enhances Career Development

The Law and Society program provides students with essential preparation for successful, law-related careers and responsible citizenship. Academic excellence is achieved through a student-centered learning environment combining theoretical knowledge and practical application.  Students are exposed to social science research about law and lawbreaking and develop the ability to think creatively and critically about human behavior, societal understandings of normality and deviance, and systemic problems in the American legal system and law enforcement. Law and Society majors are guided through a curriculum that prepares students to become conscientious, responsible change-agents in their future careers.

How Law And Society Prepares Students For A Career As An Asset Protection Specialist

Students majoring in Law and Society are required to complete 33-34 credit hours of coursework in specified Sociology courses. 

The degree focus consist of fifteen (15) required credit hours of coursework designed to build a foundation in sociological inquiry and quantitative methods, and nine (9) credit hours of Law and Process courses, and nine hours of sociology electives.

Targeted coursework for a career as an Asset Protection Specialist include

  • SOC 220 Social Problems
  • SOC 324 Criminology
  • SOC 328 Criminal Justice
  • SOC 402 Sociological Theory
  • SOC 326 Social Conflict and Criminal Justice
  • SOC 352 Drug, Culture, and Society
  • SOC 411 Social Inequality
  • SOC 419 Sociology of Law
  • SOC 426 Social Deviance and Control