Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance
Information Assurance (IA) is an emerging, rapidly expanding science that addresses problems in the fundamental understanding of the design, development, implementation and life cycle support of secure information systems. The need for secure information systems has become a paramount concern as the computer-enabled, internet-connected, digital-based global society of the 21st century emerges. The lack of adequately secure information systems has been cited as one of the likely impediments to the emergence of the digital society.
A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. Thirty of the last 36 hours required for the degree must be registered for and carried at UNO. Registration in courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal. To obtain a BSIA a student must fulfill certain University, college and departmental requirements listed below.
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University Requirements (Gen ED) 47 hours (-18 hours Gen Ed)
Diversity courses can be double-dipped with humanities and social sciences (-3 hours Gen Ed)
Prerequisite/ Free Electives 6 hours
College of IS&T Courses 9 hours (-6 hours Gen Ed)
Mathematics Courses 8 hours (-3 hours Gen Ed)
Computer Science Courses 21 hours
Information Assurance Courses 27 hours (-3 hours Gen Ed)
Information Assurance Electives courses 8 hours
Co-Requisite Courses 12 hours (-3 hours Gen Ed)
Total hours 138 hours (-18 Gen Ed) = 120
Prerequisite / Free electives (6 hours)
|CSCI 1200||Computer Science Principles||
|CIST 1300||Introduction to Web Development||
*NOTE: CSCI 1200
counts towards Natural Science requirement.
College of IS&T Courses (9 Hours)
|CIST 1400||Introduction to Computer Programming||
|CIST 2100||Organizations, Applications and Technology||
|CIST 3110||Information Technology Ethics||
*NOTE: CIST 2100
counts toward Social Science requirement; CIST 3110
counts toward Humanities requirement
Mathematics Courses (8 hours)
Computer Science Courses (21 hours)
Information Assurance Courses (27 hours)
*NOTE: IASC 1100 counts toward Global Diversity requirement
Information Assurance Elective Courses (Select 8 hours)
Co-Requisite Courses (12 hours)
*NOTE: CRCJ 1010
counts toward Social Sciences requirement
Advanced Writing Course
All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major. Information Assurance majors have to take CIST 3000 Advanced Composition for IS&T.