Security and Risk Analysis Minor

Security and Risk Analysis Minor

The minor in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) is intended to familiarize students with the general frameworks and multidisciplinary theories that define the area of security and related risk analysis. Courses in the minor will engage students in the challenges and problems associated with assuring information confidentiality, availability, and integrity (e.g., social, economic, technology-related, and policy issues) as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in a student’s major field.

Courses for the SRA Minor:

Core Courses (15 credits):
IST   110: Information, People and Technology
SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
SRA 211: Threat of Terrorism and Crime
SRA 221: Overview of Information Security
IST   452: Legal/Regulatory/Ethical Environment of Security and Privacy

Select 6 credits (At least 3 credits must be at the 400 level)
If students want a specific area of focus additional courses/credits may be needed.

Risk Management Focus
SRA 231: Decision Theory and Analysis*
SRA 311: Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation*
IST 432: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Info. Science and Technology*
IST 456: Security and Risk Management*

Network Security Focus
IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications
IST   451: Network Security

Cyber Forensics Focus
IST 453: Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics*
IST 454: Computer and Cyber Forensics

* - Courses offered at other campuses or World Campus

Applying for the SRA Minor:

  • Students wishing to declare a minor must use UPDATE ACADEMICS through LionPATH.
  • Intent to pursue a minor may be declared after the student has achieved at least third semester classification (29.1 credits) or has been accepted into his/ her major, but prior to the end of the late drop deadline of the student's final semester.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
  • At least six (6) credits of the minor must be unique from any other degree or minor earned by the student.