Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance (BSIA)
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 continues to emerge. The lack of adequately secure information systems has been cited as one of the likely impediments to the emergence of the digital society.
NULLify is UNO’s student-led computer security group. It meets every Monday at 7 pm in UNO’s Secure Technology Education and Awareness Lab (STEAL) 1 or 2 located in the Peter Kiewit Institute.
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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Assurance (BSIA). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.
To obtain a BSIA, a student must fulfill the University, College and Departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirements in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites.)
- 46 hours of University General Education courses (15 hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)
- 9 hours of College of IS&T Core courses
- 8 hours of Mathematics courses
- 21 hours of Computer Science Core courses
- 30 hours of Information Assurance Core courses
- 9 hours of Information Assurance Elective courses
- 6 hours of Co-Requisite Political Science courses
- 6 hours of elective/prerequisite courses
TOTAL HOURS: 120
Prerequisite / Free Electives (7 hours)
|CSCI 1200||Computer Science Principles||
|CSCI 1204||Computer Science Principles Laboratory||
|CIST 1300||Introduction to Web Development||
*NOTE: CSCI 1200 and CSCI 1204 count toward the Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.
College of IS&T Core Courses for IA Majors (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 Core Courses (21 hours)
Information Assurance Core Courses (30 hours)
*NOTE: IASC 1100 counts toward Global Diversity requirement
Information Assurance Elective Courses (Select 9 hours)
Co-Requisite: Political Science Courses (6 hours)
Advanced Writing Course
All UNO students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major. Information Assurance degree students must take CIST 3000 Advanced Composition for IS&T.