2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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LPM 101 Principles of Asset Protection 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
This course serves as an introduction to the loss prevention degree program. As an overview of the field of retail loss prevention, it addresses basic theories and concepts, key terms and definitions and current critical issues. It also deals with the organizational fundamentals of loss prevention, including goals, missions, objectives, functions, operations and roles. Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 190 Communications in Loss Prevention 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 or instructor's permission.

An introduction to all aspects of loss prevention communications, which includes an emphasis on the oral and written communication skills necessary to build strong working relationships within the corporate environment.

Notes: Note: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 276 Loss Prevention Management and Human Resources 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 or instructor's permission.

This course focuses on retail loss prevention issues from a supervision and management perspective. It discusses the role of loss prevention within the corporate management structure. It explores classic and contemporary management theory along with basic roles and functions of managers and supervisors. It is designed to assist individuals currently holding or aspiring to management positions in implementing realistic loss prevention strategies in a mass retail environment.

LPM 290 Retail Accounting and Inventory Control 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 or instructor permission.

An introduction to principles of retail accounting and inventory shrink for loss prevention professionals.

Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 342 Legal Aspects of Loss Prevention 4 cr.
  • Offered: Every other fall.
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 and junior standing or instructor permission.

An overview of the legal matters and concerns related to loss prevention management. This includes criminal procedure in corporate investigations, civil rights and fair employment rules, civil liability, contract considerations, as well as, regulatory agency requirements. Relevant case studies and examples form the basis for critical review and discussion.

Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 351 Loss Prevention Data Analysis 4 cr.
  • Offered: Summer
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 and junior standing or instructor permission.

The study of the basic concepts and the practical application of analysis within the realm of retail loss prevention. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of analysis, giving the loss prevention professional insight into the validity of research encountered within the professional world. Additionally, basic analytical tools (i.e., Excel spreadsheets) will be introduced.

Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 390 Principles of Retail Investigations 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 and junior standing or instructor permission.

This course explores the scope and impact of employee theft within the retail industry. Specific investigative techniques related to cash theft, under-ringing, refund fraud and credit fraud will be discussed along with victim/witness interview techniques and completing concise and detailed investigative narratives.

Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 391 Biometrics in Loss Prevention 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 and junior standing or instructor permission.

An introduction to identity theft and identity authentication methods, including fingerprints, DNA, signature verification, face, iris, retina and voice recognition, and thermograms. Trends, issues and problems in identity verification are discussed, as are system vulnerabilities.

Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 430 Loss Prevention Risk and Crisis Management 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101 and junior standing or instructor permission.

This course explores the basics of risk and crisis management within business and specific areas related to loss prevention. Emphasis will be placed on current crisis management principles and practices.

Notes: Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in order for this course to count in the loss prevention major.
LPM 491 Internship 4-8 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101, junior standing, 2.70 GPA, and permission of the criminal justice internship coordinator.

Supervised field experience through university-arranged placement in loss prevention.

Notes: Students cannot earn internship credit for experience in a loss prevention position in which they are currently employed.
LPM 498 Directed Study in Loss Prevention 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: LPM 101.
Individual research on an advanced level in a student's field of interest, as approved and directed by major professor. Notes: No more than 4 credits of LPM 498 can be counted in the LPM major.