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Bachelor of Science in Forensics, Networking and Security

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 231 Advanced Networking  
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 432 Network Analysis  
SEC 450 Law for Networking, Security and Forensic 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

COMM 210
ECON 101 or ECON 102 or ACCT 201
BUSN 408 or SEC 451
COMSC 110/Lab
COMSC 111/Lab
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