Information Assurance (18 hours)

The Information Assurance concentration supplements and extends the Computer Science (CS) and Management Information Systems (MIS) curriculum by focusing on the foundational principles, worked examples, theory, and skills necessary to analyze, design, and construct secure information systems. The courses in the concentration address the fundamental technologies, policy, assurance and ethics involved in the protection of information systems. Hands-on experience is gained through numerous laboratory exercised associated with each course. The concentration is designed to accommodate students with either CS or MIS backgrounds.

Prerequisite Courses

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3 credits

CSCI 2240INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING

3 credits

CIST 2100Organizations, Applications and Technology

3 credits

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 2030Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

CSCI 3320/CSCI 8325Data Structures

3 credits

Core Courses (18 hours)
CIST 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

CIST 3600Information Security, Policy and Awareness

3 credits

IASC 4360/IASC 8366/CSCI 8366Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

CIST 4540/ISQA 8546Computer Security Management

3 credits

Choose one of the following

ISQA 3400Business Data Communications

3 credits

Or

CSCI 3550/CSCI 8555Communications Networks

3 credits

Choose one of the following

IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux

3 credits

Or

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows

3 credits