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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Degree Requirements

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 1200Computer Science Principles

3 credits

Or

CIST 1300Introduction to Web Development

3 credits

*NOTE: CSCI 1200 counts towards Natural Science requirement.

College of IS&T Courses (9 Hours)
CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CIST 2100Organizations, Applications and Technology

3 credits

CIST 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

*NOTE: CIST 2100 counts toward Social Science requirement; CIST 3110 counts toward Humanities requirement

Mathematics Courses (8 hours)

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 2030Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

Computer Science Courses (21 hours)

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3 credits

CSCI 2240INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING

3 credits

CSCI 3320/CSCI 8325Data Structures

3 credits

CSCI 3550/CSCI 8555Communications Networks

3 credits

CSCI 3710Introduction to Digital Design and Computer Organization

3 credits

CSCI 4350Computer Architecture

3 credits

CSCI 4500/CSCI 8506Operating Systems

3 credits

 

Information Assurance Courses (27 hours)

IASC 1100Introduction to Information Security

3 credits

IASC 3570Cryptography

3 credits

IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux

3 credits

IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows

3 credits

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

3 credits

IASC 4380/CSCI 4380/IASC 8386Computer and Network Forensics

3 credits

IASC 4580Certification and Accreditation of Secure Systems (Capstone)

3 credits

CIST 3600Information Security, Policy and Awareness

3 credits

CIST 4540/ISQA 8546Computer Security Management

3 credits

 *NOTE: IASC 1100 counts toward Global Diversity requirement

Information Assurance Elective Courses (Select 8 hours)

IASC 4450/IASC 8456Host-Based Vulnerability Discovery

3 credits

IASC 4460/IASC 8466Network-Based Vulnerability Discovery

3 credits

IASC 4950Internship in Information Assurance

1 - 3 credits

IASC 4980Special Topics in Information Assurance

1 - 3 credits

IASC 4990Independent Study in Information Assurance

1 - 3 credits

ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management

3 credits

ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems

3 credits

CSCI 4220Principles of Programming Languages

3 credits

CSCI 4560/MATH 4560/CSCI 8566/MATH 8566Number Theory & Cryptography

3 credits

CSCI 4830/CSCI 8836Introduction Software Engineering

3 credits

CSCI 4900Internet Systems Development

3 credits

 

Co-Requisite Courses (12 hours)
CRCJ 1010Survey of Criminal Justice

3 or 4 credits

CRCJ 4130/CRCJ 8136Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3 credits

And Either

ISQA 3310Managing the Data Base Environment

3 credits

Or

CSCI 4850/CSCI 8856Data Base Management Systems

3 credits

And either

CRCJ 3510Criminal Procedure

3 credits

Or

CRCJ 4780White Collar Crime

3 credits

*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.