The Bachelor of Science in Security and Risk Analysis is intended to familiarize you with the general frameworks and multidisciplinary theories that define the area of security and related risk analyses. Courses in the major will engage you in the challenges and problems associated with assuring information confidentiality and integrity (e.g., social, economic, technology-related, and policy issues), as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk.
To acquire the B.S. in SRA, you are required to successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits, including:
- 77–85 requirements for the major credits (47–49 credits are common requirements; the remaining 30–36 credits are required for the Information and Cyber Security option)
- 45 General Education credits (15 of the 45 credits are included in the prescribed, additional, or supporting requirements for the major)
- 5–13 elective credits
Build Your Credentials Along The Way
Because the IT profession is constantly changing, continued learning remains key to advancing your career. As you consider your education options, you might also be interested in the Associate in Science in IST, Undergraduate Certificate in IST, or the Undergraduate Certificate in SRA, as you work toward your bachelor’s degree. Many of the credits in these programs may be applied to the requirements for your bachelor’s degree, so that means you can benefit from Penn State's highly regarded name on your résumé even sooner. Your adviser can help you plan the best path for you to achieve your goals.