Information Assurance and Cyber Security

From ensuring the privacy of our healthcare information to defending financial institutions from breach, information security professionals are in growing demand.*

In this specialization, you will learn techniques for detecting threats and protecting and defending resources against attacks, the security governance structures organizations use to manage IT-related risks, and legally sound methods for investigating and responding to security breaches. You will also explore ethical considerations and the organizational and human factors that affect cyber security.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.” On the Internet at (viewed online February 16, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 6111 Course Information Technology in the Organization Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6115 Course Computer Networking and Operating Systems Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6140 Course Data Modeling and Database Design Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6030 Course Principles of Programming Credits 3

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 6120 Course Operating System and Network Architecture Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6170 Course Fundamentals of Information Assurance Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6610 Course Information Assurance and Risk Management Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6620 Course Information and Systems Security Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6630 Course Computer Law, Crime, and Investigation Credits 3
Course Code ITEC 6640 Course Topics in High-Assurance Computing Credits 3
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