Informatics - Information Assurance
Department/Major Requirements Hours

Computer Networking & Telecommunications Emphasis Options
(Five or more courses, special programs and generally recommended sets are indicated)

The Informatics Faculty urge undergraduate students who want to maximize their career potential to take the Advanced Internetworking Emphasis as undergraduate students and to then earn a masters degree including the Information Assurance Emphasis along with some additional coursework. However, students seeking Information Assurance skills as undergraduates are welcome to pursue the Information Assurance Emphasis.

Informatics Major Core:

  • Informatics 250 Introduction to Web Development (F, S, U, c) (F, S, U, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 300 Foundations of Information Networking (F, c) (F,S,U vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 405 Research Methods in Information Networking (S,c)(S, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 430 Leadership in Information Networking (F, c) (F, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 490 Capstone Seminar in Information Networking (S of senior year, c & vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS/Informatics 610 Public Policy, Ethics and Law in Information Networking (S, c) (S, vc) (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 18 Credit Hours

Concentration Requirements Computer Networking and Telecommunications:

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

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Cross Concentration Elective - Media Studies:

Choose one:

  • INT 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (F, U, c) (F, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 346 Video Production (F, c) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 348 Beginning Audio Production (S, c) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 349 Campus Television Station Operations (F, c) (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 3 Credit Hours

Cross Concentration Elective - Web Development

    Choose one:

  • INT 650 Interactive Systems Design (F, S, U, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 651 Advanced Web Development (F, c, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (F, c) (S, vc) (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 3 Credit Hours

Degree Total: 39 Credit Hours

Information Assurance Emphasis:

  • Informatics 293 Internetworking III (CCNA Prep) (F, S, c) (F, S, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • Select four:

  • INT 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security (F, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 685 Fundamentals of Network Security (MCNS, CSPFA) (F, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 686 Intermediate Network Security (S virtual only) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 696 Securing Converged WANS (S, c, vc) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 678 Seminar in Informatics: Management of Information Security (S ,c vc) (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Required General Education Classes:

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

Total Major & Elective Requirements: 54 Credit Hours

Free Electives:
BA Degree: 5 Credit Hours
BS Degree: 15 Credit Hours

General Education Requirements:
BA Degree: 56 Credit Hours
BS Degree: 55 Credit Hours

Department/ Major Requirements: 55 Credit Hours

Total: 124 Credit Hours