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Undergraduate Certificate in
Security and Risk Analysis


The online certificate in security and risk analysis is a five-course, 15-credit program of study. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete each course with a grade of "C" or higher. 

Course List — Undergraduate Certificate in Security and Risk Analysis 

Prescribed Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Information, People, and Technology IST 110 The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises. 3 credits
Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis SRA 111 This introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations. 3 credits
Threat of Terrorism and Crime SRA 211 Provides overview of nature, scope, and seriousness of threats to security as a result of terrorism and crime.

Prerequisite: SRA 111 and CMPSC 101 or IST 140 or CMPSC 121
3 credits
Overview of Information Security SRA 221 Provides an understanding of the overview of information security including security architecture, access control, and internet secure applications.

Prerequisite: SRA 111, IST 110, CMPSC 101
3 credits
Prescribed Course (3 credits — choose one)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Programming CMPSC 101 Fundamentals of computational thinking, including reasoning about problems at multiple levels of abstraction, and analyzing code for its behavior, efficiency, and correctness.

Prerequisite: 2 credits in mathematics
3 credits
Introduction to Programming Techniques CMPSC 121 Introduction to programming techniques design and implementation of algorithms. Structured programming. Problem-solving techniques. Introduction to a high-level language, including arrays, procedures, and recursion

Prerequisite: MATH 110 or prerequisite or concurrent MATH 140
3 credits
Introduction to Application Development IST 140 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. Recommended Preparation: Math 22
3 credits

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