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ITWS Concentration: Information Security
(Information Technology & Web Science)

For those entering the program Fall 2011 semester & beyond

Contact Person: David Spooner

The Information Security concentration prepares students for careers designing, building, and managing secure computer systems and networks. The concentration includes study in encryption and network security, formal models and policies for access control in databases and application systems, secure coding techniques, and other related information assurance topics. The combination of coursework provides comprehensive coverage of issues and solutions for building and operating high assurance systems. It prepares students for careers ranging from secure systems analyst, to security engineer, to security manager and chief security officer. It is also appropriate for others who expect to follow a different career path but want a comprehensive background in information assurance.

Required Courses:
Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

PHYS-1100 Physics I (Science Elective)

MATH-1010 Calculus I

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures
(Math Elective)

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

Life Science Elective (BIOL-XXXX)

Semester III Semester IV

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development

HASS Elective (1)


ITWS-4200 Web Science

ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

Select one of:
- PHIL-4240 Ethics
- STSH-4210 Engineering Ethics
- STSH-4220 Ethical Issues in Computing

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

CSCI-4210 Operating Systems

Free Elective

Stream Course #1 (3)

ITWS Elective (one of):
- CSCI-4380 Database Systems
- MGMT-4170 Data Resource Management

CSCI-4220 Network Programming

Stream Course #2 (3)

HASS Elective (1)


Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (2)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

CSCI-4960 Cryptography & Network Security I

HASS Elective (1)

HASS Elective (1)

ITWS-4370 Information System Security

Stream Course #3 (3)

Free Elective

Free Elective

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) See HASS requirements

(2) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.

(3) Students select and follow one stream taking all three courses in their selected stream: Stream: Cryptography
1. MATH-1020 Calculus II
2. MATH-4020 Introduction to Number Theory
3. CSCI-4960 Cryptography & Network Security II

Stream: Application Systems
1. CSCI-2400 Models of Computation
2. CSCI-4250 Computer Architectures
3. CSCI-4390 Database Mining

Stream: Risk Assessment
1. MGMT-2300 Fundamentals of Accounting for Decision Making
2. MGMT-2320 Managerial Finance
3. MGMT-4370 Risk Management

Stream: Network Systems
1. CSCI-4650 Networking Laboratory I
2. CSCI-4670 Networking Security Laboartory
3. ECSE-4670 Computer Communications Networks

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