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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-5373
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Information Assurance

BA or BS in Information Networking and Telecommunications, Concentration: Computer Networking and Telecommunications with Information Assurance Emphasis

Our Information Assurance program is network and professionally oriented. It covers the domains of the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). We’ve mapped our curriculum to the NSA 4011 and NSA 4013 training standards.

Information security encompasses not only technology, but also physical security, policies, practices, and law. You’ll learn theory and applied strategies for using tools to protect PCs, servers, data and voice networks. We’ll prepare you for the Cisco security certifications and Cisco networking certifications.

Our graduates go on to work at companies such as Cisco, Sprint, Berbee Information Networks, and Nex-Tech.

The United States Federal Government has designated FHSU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.

Program Summary

Bachelor of Arts
General Education Coursework (56 hours)
Core/Cross Concentration (39 hours)
Emphasis/Free Electives (29 hours)
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE 124 hours

Bachelor of Science
General Education Coursework (55 hours)
Core/Cross Concentration (39 hours)
Emphasis/Free Electives (30 hours)
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE 124 hours

INT MAJOR CORE (18 hours)

  • INT 250 Introduction to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 300 Foundations of Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 405 Research Methods in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 430 Leadership in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 490 Capstone Seminar in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT/POLS 610 Public Policy, Ethics and Law in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)


CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: CNT (15 hours)

  • PHYS 230 Telecommunications Electronics (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 291 Internetworking I (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 292 Internetworking II (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II (3 Credit Hours)


CROSS CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE: MEDIA STUDIES (3 hours)

Choose one course.

  • INT 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 346 Video Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 348 Beginning Audio Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 349 Campus Television Station Operations (3 Credit Hours)


CROSS CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE: WEB DEVELOPMENT (3 hours)
Choose one course.

  • INT 650 Interactive Systems Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 651 Advanced Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (3 Credit Hours)


INFORMATION ASSURANCE EMPHASIS (15 hours)

  • INT 293 Internetworking III (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 685 Fundamentals of Network Security (MCNS, CSPFA) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 686 Intermediate Network Security (S virtual only) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 696 Securing Converged WANS (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 678 Seminar in INT: Management of Information Security (3 Credit Hours)


REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

  • COMM 318 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (or higher) (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
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