The minor and technical certificate program in information assurance (IA) is designed to provide students with the knowledge and capacity to implement information security and to solve IA problems. The program goals are to heighten awareness of IA in the academic community, prepare graduates who are capable of evaluating IA situations, and contribute to finding appropriate solutions to IA problems.
For students who currently hold degrees in areas other than IA, the program provides the environment to develop their knowledge and capacity for implementing information security and to do research in the area. It will also benefit students who wish to supplement their educations with knowledge of how to evaluate and improve the security of data from both technical and social perspectives.
Minor in Information Assurance
The IA minor is not limited to students in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT). In addition to students in computer-related programs such as Computer Science, Information Science, or Systems Engineering, the minor is also designed to include those with interests in Criminal Justice or Business Management who may not have extensive backgrounds in computers, math, or technology.
Minor and/or Certificate in Information Assurance
The IA Minor and Technical Certificate in Information Assurance consist of 20 hours in seven courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or greater.
Students matriculating through colleges other than EIT must obtain written consent from the instructors before enrolling in a course offered by EIT.