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Undergraduate Minor in
Security and Risk Analysis

Courses

The SRA minor is a 21-credit program, with course work that exposes you to a variety of topics, including an introduction to security and risk analysis, threat of terrorism and crime, information security, and the legal and regulatory environment of privacy and security.

The minor — open to all interested undergraduate World Campus students who meet the prerequisites — could be a beneficial addition to almost any major. To successfully complete the program, you must take at least 6 credits at the 400 level and receive a grade of C or above in all courses.

You can choose additional course work from areas that most interest you, including risk management and network security. Your academic adviser can help you select the area most in line with your interests.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    This introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations.

  • 3
    credits

    Provides overview of nature, scope, and seriousness of threats to security as a result of terrorism and crime.

  • 3
    credits

    Provides an understanding of the overview of information security including security architecture, access control, and internet secure applications.

    • Prerequisite

      SRA 111 and (CMPSC 101 or IST 140 or CMPSC 121)

Additional Courses (6 courses)

    • 3
      credits

      A first course in concepts and skills for application development.

      • Prerequisite

        C or better in MATH 21 or placement above the level of MATH 21 in the mathematics placement test.

      • Recommend preparation

        MATH 22

      • C or better

        A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Fundamentals of computational thinking, including reasoning about problems at multiple levels of abstraction, and analyzing code for its behavior, efficiency, and correctness.

      • Prerequisite

        2 entrance units in mathematics

      • C or better

        A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

    • 3
      credits

      Introduction to digital network topologies, transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.

    • or:
      3
      credits

      Provides an overview of decision theoretical and analytical concepts and tools in the security risk analysis field.

      • Prerequisite

        SRA 111, STAT 200

Additional 400-Level Courses (select 6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Legal environment of information technology, constitutional/political issues, intellectual property, management, e-commerce, privacy, access, computer contracting, cyberspace regulation.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 301 or SRA 231

  • 3
    credits

    Fundamental issues and concepts of network security, network security technologies and protocols, and emerging technologies in network security.

  • 3
    credits

    Exploration of legal, regulatory, public policy, and ethical issues related to security and privacy for information technology professionals in public institutions, private enterprise, and IT services.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 432

  • 3
    credits

    Legal, regulatory, and public policy environment of computer and network forensics that constrain investigatory and monitoring activities in computer and network environments.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 110 and sixth-semester standing or higher

  • 3
    credits

    Fundamental issues and concepts of computer forensics; aspects of computer and cybercrime; methods to uncover, protect, exploit, and document digital evidence; tools, techniques, and procedures to perform computer and cybercrime investigation.

    • Prerequisite

      C or better in IST 220 and SRA 221

  • 3
    credits

    Contemporary security issues; security management processes, architecture, and models; risk analysis and management; security planning, analysis, and safeguards; security policies development and administration; contingency planning, incidence handling, and response; and security standards and certification processes.

    • Prerequisite

      C or better in IST 220 and SRA 221

  • 3
    credits

    The role of information and intelligence introduces students to the architecture and policies of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and examines how U.S. intelligence policies and practices relate to overall U.S. foreign policy objectives and are influenced by today's global environment and emerging technologies. The course examines the users and processes of IC, participants of Competitive Intelligence, and comparative intelligence communities.

    • Prerequisite

      SRA 111 and SRA 211 and SRA 231

  • 3
    credits

    Helps students develop a spatial perspective on risk analysis and empowers them with GIS spatial data representation, visualization, and analysis methods that are fundamental to the spatial analysis of risk.

    • Prerequisite

      SRA 111 

  • 3
    credits

    Provides in-depth study of how security informatics is influenced by the risk and post-modern culture.

    • Prerequisite

      SRA 231

  • 3
    credits

    This course examines how information and communication technologies have played a role in saving lives, specifically in the areas of technologies used toward emergency response.

    • Prerequisites

      SRA 111, SRA 211, and SRA 231

Course Availability

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