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Division of Continuing Studies

Information Assurance

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Information Assurance.

Required Prerequisites  
CIST 1300 (MATH 1310) Introduction to Web Development  3 hrs 
CIST 1400 (CIST 1100 or CIST 1300 & MATH 1310) Introduction to Computer Programming 3 hrs 
MATH 1930 (MATH 1320) Calculus for Mgr, Life & Social Sciences OR 3 hrs
MATH 1950 (MATH 1330)  Calculus I 3 hrs
CIST 2100  Organizations, Applications & Technology  3 hrs
CSCI 1620 (CIST 1400 & MATH 1930 or 1950) Introduction to Computer Science II  3 hrs 
   
Required  
CSCI 2240  Introduction to C Programming 3 hrs 
CIST 3110  Information Technology Ethics  3 hrs 
CIST/IASC 3600 (CIST 2100)  Information Security and Policy  3 hrs 
IASC 3350 Security Administration/Linux 3 hrs 
CIST/IASC 4540 (CIST 4360)  Computer Security Management  3 hrs 
ISQA  3400 (CIST 2100) Business Data Communications OR 3 hrs
CSCI 3550 (CSCI 3320) Communications Networks 3 hrs
CIST/IASC 4350 (CSCI 3320 or ISQA 3300) Windows Security Administration OR 3 hrs
IASC 3370 Security Administration/Windows 3 hrs
MATH 2030 (MATH 1930 or MATH 1950) Discrete Math OR 3 hrs
CSCI 2030 (CIST 1400 & MATH 1930 or MATH 1950) Mathematical Foundation for Computer Science 3 hrs
 ISQA 3300 (CSCI 1620) File Structures OR 3 hrs 
CSCI 3320 (CSCI 1620 & MATH/CSCI 2030) Data Structures 3 hrs 
Additional Electives—3 hours must be upper level (3000-4999) 3 hrs

 

Career Information:

An area of concentration in information assurance (IA) focuses on foundational principles, worked examples, theories, research reading, and skills necessary to analyze, design, and construct secure information systems. These courses address the fundamental technologies, policy, assurance, and ethics involved in the protection of information systems. Hands-on experience is gained through numerous laboratory exercises associated with each course.  

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Updated 7/2013