NETSEC is a degree program, designed by faculty and industry professionals, which provides students with the opportunity to study aspects of computing and technology related to TCP/ IP networking, telecommunication, and computer security. In particular, this program allows for a broad background in both technology security as well as basic networking skills during the first three years of study and then allows the students to develop a focus area which serves as a major. The focus area serves to provide the student with specific skills in a variety of suggested areas which will lead to a range of diverse careers using technology and security in industry.
This program focuses on hands-on knowledge of computers, routers, switches, and other technologies as a basis for study and adds a security focus to provide insight into the technology needs of modern corporations who deal with both hacking, internal threats, error and audit as part of the IT specialization.
The program is IT oriented but security driven and should provide students with a diverse resume suitable to jobs such as network administration, IT security specialist, firewalling support, penetration testing, packet analysis, and other IT support roles within the networking, security, or IT departments of the organization.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Forensics, Networking and Security must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 10 required major courses, a 12 credit focus area of courses at the 300 and 400 level, a 2 semester math sequence, 5 requirements in other departments, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours.
Requirements in the Major
|SEC||100||Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware|
|SEC||200||Introduction to Computer Security Techniques|
|SEC||230||Networking and Telecommunications|
|SEC||300||Security Techniques II|
|SEC||320||Digital Forensics I|
|SEC||330||Penetration Testing I|
|SEC||340||Code, Codemakers and Codebreakers – A Beginning Class for Cryptography|
|SEC||350||Law for Networking and Security Professionals|
|SEC||469||Internship in Networking and Security|
Required Focus Area
Students must select a 12 credit focus area of SEC courses at the 300 level or above. Examples of focus areas include digital forensics, general networking, networking and security, or security audit. Other technology courses may be considered in discussion with the student’s advisor
Requirements in Other Departments
ECON 101 or ECON 102 or ACCT 201
BUSN 408 or SEC 451
SEC 205 or SEC 210
One of the following MATH sequences:
MATH 136 and MATH 213 /Lab or
MATH 136 and MATH 207 or
MATH 213/Lab and MATH 214/Lab