Students in the B.S. in Computer Science program may obtain a Concentration in Information Assurance by fulfilling these requirements:
- Completion of the following two courses: CSCI 4621 (Computer Security) and CSCI 4623 (Introduction to Computer Forensics).
- Completion of one project-oriented elective course. The following courses may be chosen for this requirement: CSCI 4622, CSCI 4402, or CSCI 4460.
- Completion of one non-technical elective course. Courses in this category include Mathematics 4360 (Mathematical Information Theory), Management 4407 (Management of Technology and Innovation), and more.
Students enrolled in the M.S. program must fulfill, in addition to the standard M.S. "breadth" requirement, a "depth" requirement in a particular area of concentration. For the IA concentration, this includes three courses from the following list:
- CSCI 4621/5621 Computer Security
- CSCI 4622/5622 Reverse Engineering
- CSCI 4623 Introduction to Computer Forensics
- CSCI 6130 Data Encryption & Cryptology
- CSCI 6621 Network Security & Forensics
Students in this program will also write an IA-oriented M.S. thesis under the direction of one of the IA faculty.Find Out More
Students pursuing a Ph.D. with a concentration in IA enroll in the DENAS program and complete most of their graduate coursework and research in the Department of Computer Science, with some additional courses in the Engineering, Math, and/or Physics Departments.