Information Assurance & Security

The Information Assurance and Security concentration will prepare students to critically assess information storage systems such as the Cloud and local network and data access. Graduates with this concentration will seek careers in the field of system analysis, cloud security, database analysis, system redundancy, and other opportunities that focus on protecting, securing, and controlling access to all data storage and information systems.

Degree Available

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Information Assurance & Security

Major Requirements

The Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Business Information Systems major consists of 63 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

Required Core Courses

  • CSC 2010 Introduction to Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 2020 Introduction to Programming (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 2200 Introduction to Computer Organization (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4900 Senior Project (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1050 College Algebra (3 s.h.) (or higher)
  • MAT 1100 Finite Mathematics (3 s.h.) (or higher)

Required Concentration Courses

  • CSC 3010 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3100 Data Structures and Algorithms (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3500 Computer Graphics (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3600 Introduction to Computer Security (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3650 Information Assurance & Network Security (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3680 Storage Area Network Security & Policies (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3700 Enterprise Risk Management (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3750 Data Storage & System Administration (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3800 Cloud Security & System Hardening (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3850 Database Disaster & Risk Management (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3900 Social Media & Cloud Security Access (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4110 Computer Networks (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4200 Database Management (3 s.h.)

Concentration Electives

  • Select two additional CSC courses at the 3000 level or above (6 s.h.)

Course Failure

If a student receives a grade of D or F in any of the major or minor courses listed above then that course must be repeated as soon as possible (usually the next time it is offered).

Program Faculty & Staff

JerNettie Burney, Associate Professor of Computer Science

JerNettie Burney

Associate Professor of Computer Science
(910) 630-7141
Tat Chan, Dean, School of Science & Human Development

Tat Chan

Dean, School of Science & Human Development
(910) 630-7286
Terry House, Professor of Computer Science

Terry House

Chair, Computer Science
(910) 630-7416
Bing Qi, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Bing Qi

Associate Professor of Computer Science
(910) 630-7129
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