Security and Risk Analysis (SRACA/ICS) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Summer 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
SRA 111 - Introduction to Security and Risk AnalysisNotes for: SRA 111 - Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

SRA 111 - Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
IST 110/IST 110S - Information, People, and Technology (GS)Notes for: IST 110/IST 110S - Information, People, and Technology (GS)

IST 110/IST 110S - Information, People, and Technology (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

3.0
Foreign Language 001

Foreign Language 001

4.0
IST 140 (297D) - Intro to Application DevelopmentNotes for: IST 140 (297D) - Intro to Application Development

IST 140 (297D) - Intro to Application Development

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CMPSC 121 - Intro to Programming Techniques (GQ)Notes for: CMPSC 121 - Intro to Programming Techniques (GQ)

CMPSC 121 - Intro to Programming Techniques (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
SRA 211 - Threat of Terrorism and CrimeNotes for: SRA 211 - Threat of Terrorism and Crime

SRA 211 - Threat of Terrorism and Crime

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomics Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomics Analysis and Policy (GS)

ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomics Analysis and Policy (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

3.0
Foreign Language 002

Foreign Language 002

4.0
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3.0
Total credits 16.0

Summer Semester

Course DetailsCredits
IST 495 - InternshipNotes for: IST 495 - Internship

IST 495 - Internship

Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
1.0
Total credits 1.0

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
SRA 221 - Overview of Information SecurityNotes for: SRA 221 - Overview of Information Security

SRA 221 - Overview of Information Security

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)

STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Foreign Language 003

Foreign Language 003

4.0
IST 220 - Networking and TelecommunicationsNotes for: IST 220 - Networking and Telecommunications

IST 220 - Networking and Telecommunications

MIS 448 can be substituted for IST 220.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Total credits 14.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
SRA 231 - Decision Theory and Analysis

SRA 231 - Decision Theory and Analysis

3.0
IST 210 - Organization of DataNotes for: IST 210 - Organization of Data

IST 210 - Organization of Data

MIS 465 and IST 296 can be substituted for IST 210.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4.0
PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology

PSYCH 100 - Introductory Psychology

or SOC 005 - Social Problems

SOC 005 - Social Problems

3.0
Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

3.0
Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

1.0
Total credits 14.0

Summer Semester

Course DetailsCredits
IST 495 - InternshipNotes for: IST 495 - Internship

IST 495 - Internship

Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
1.0
Total credits 1.0

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
SRA 311 - Risk Management: Assessment and MitigationNotes for: SRA 311 - Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation

SRA 311 - Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
IST 432 - Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and TechnologyNotes for: IST 432 - Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology

IST 432 - Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
STAT 460 - Intermediate Applied Statistics

STAT 460 - Intermediate Applied Statistics

or SRA 497A - Statistical Analysis for Information Sciences

SRA 497A - Statistical Analysis for Information Sciences

3.0
International Course (GH)Notes for: International Course (GH)

International Course (GH)

See approved course list on IST Roadmap or consult your adviser.
3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical WritingNotes for: ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing

ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 202D - Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202D - Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202D - Effective Writing: Business Writing (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
GEOG 040 - World Regional Geography (GS;IL)Notes for: GEOG 040 - World Regional Geography (GS;IL)

GEOG 040 - World Regional Geography (GS;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

PL SC 001 - Introduction to American National Government (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PL SC 014 - International Relations (GS;IL)Notes for: PL SC 014 - International Relations (GS;IL)

PL SC 014 - International Relations (GS;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
IST 451 - Network SecurityNotes for: IST 451 - Network Security

IST 451 - Network Security

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 454 - Computer and Cyber ForensicsNotes for: IST 454 - Computer and Cyber Forensics

IST 454 - Computer and Cyber Forensics

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 456 - Security and Risk ManagementNotes for: IST 456 - Security and Risk Management

IST 456 - Security and Risk Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provide students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the Supporting Courses list, below.
3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Summer Semester

Course DetailsCredits
IST 495 - InternshipNotes for: IST 495 - Internship

IST 495 - Internship

Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
1.0
Total credits 1.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
IST 451 - Network SecurityNotes for: IST 451 - Network Security

IST 451 - Network Security

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or IST 454 - Computer and Cyber ForensicsNotes for: IST 454 - Computer and Cyber Forensics

IST 454 - Computer and Cyber Forensics

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or IST 456 - Security and Risk ManagementNotes for: IST 456 - Security and Risk Management

IST 456 - Security and Risk Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
International CourseNotes for: International Course

International Course

See approved course list on IST Roadmap or consult your adviser.
3.0
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provide students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the Supporting Courses list, below.
3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

2.0-3.0
Total credits 14.0-15.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
IST 440W - Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem SolvingNotes for: IST 440W - Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving

IST 440W - Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
IST 451 - Network SecurityNotes for: IST 451 - Network Security

IST 451 - Network Security

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 454 - Computer and Cyber ForensicsNotes for: IST 454 - Computer and Cyber Forensics

IST 454 - Computer and Cyber Forensics

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IST 456 - Security and Risk ManagementNotes for: IST 456 - Security and Risk Management

IST 456 - Security and Risk Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Support of OptionNotes for: Support of Option

Support of Option

Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provide students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the Supporting Courses list, below.
3.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Additional Notes

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes

SRA/IST courses are only offered once per year.

SRA Internship: (1) Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.

Students must complete a 3-credit course in “United States Cultures (US)” and a 3-credit course in “International Cultures (IL).”

Supporting Courses List

  • Business
    ACCTG 211*, IST 301*, IST 302*, MGMT 100
  • Communications
    COMM 180, COMM 479*, COMM 484*, COMM 489W*, COMM 490*
  • Crime/Criminology
    PSYCH 100**, PSYCH 221*, PSYCH 270*, PSYCH 445*, CRIM 012/SOC 12, CRIM 100, CRIM 406*, CRIM 412*, CRIM 425*, SOC 001, SOC 405*, SOC 409*, SOC 416*, SOC 419*, SOC 422*, SOC 423*, SOC 424*, SOC 440*, SOC 457*, 461*, SOC 467*, SOC 470*
  • Ethics
    PHIL 103*, PHIL 119, PHIL 407*, PHIL 418*
  • Geography
    GEOG 361*, GEOG 362*, GEOG 363*
  • Global Security
    PL SC 007,  PL SC 014**, PL SC 410*, PL SC 418*, PL SC 434*, PL SC 440*, PL SC 442*, PL SC 443*, PL SC 454*, PL SC 455*, PL SC 458*, PL SC 459, PL SC 464*, PL SC 467* 
  • IST/SRA
    IST 230*, IST 240*, IST 242, IST 402*, IST 442*, IST 452*, IST 453*, SRA 468*, SRA 471*, SRA 472*
  • Military Studies
    AIR 151, AIR 351, AIR 352, AIR 451, ARMY 101, ARMY 102, ARMY 301, ARMY 402, NAVSC 101, NAVSC 204, NAVSC 311, NAVSC 402

Please be mindful of course prerequisites, as indicated with a single asterisk (*).

Courses taken to satisfy the SRA major requirements for GEOG/PL SC (GEOG 40 or PL SC 001/014) and PSYCH/SOC (PSYCH 100 or SOC 5) cannot be used as a Support of Option course as indicated with a double asterisk (**).

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

IST 495 - Internship
Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
IST 220 - Networking and Telecommunications
MIS 448 can be substituted for IST 220.
IST 210 - Organization of Data
MIS 465 and IST 296 can be substituted for IST 210.
IST 495 - Internship
Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
International Course (GH)
See approved course list on IST Roadmap or consult your adviser.
Support of Option
Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provide students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the Supporting Courses list, below.
IST 495 - Internship
Supervised work experience where the student is employed in an information science and technology position in industry, governement or academia. SRA students are required to complete one internship, but may complete three. For more information, contact IST Internship Coordinator, Jane Kochanov at jxs121@psu.edu.
International Course
See approved course list on IST Roadmap or consult your adviser.
Support of Option
Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provide students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the Supporting Courses list, below.
Support of Option
Skills Enhancement: this component of the degree program consists of 12 credits that provide students with an opportunity to pursue course work related to their career interests. Students should select their courses (in consultation with an advisor) from the Supporting Courses list, below.