Jan 26, 2021  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ITAM BS, Cybersecurity Specialization

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BS-ITAM Program and Core Requirements

BS-ITAM Program Overview
The department offers coursework for the bachelor of science in information technology and administrative management. The BS-ITAM is comprised of two components:

  • ITAM core courses that focus on the core knowledge areas of ITAM: networking, web, information management, and human-centered skills
  • Specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the core knowledge areas or retail management and technology

The program is designed to prepare students for information technology, administrative management, or retail management careers. Students completing this major will take the core courses (61 credits) and select one of the four areas of specialization: network administration and management, web and database administration and management, administrative management, and retail management and technology.

BS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level ITAM coursework.  Application forms are available in the department office or on the department website.

BS-ITAM Graduation Requirements
The following requirements apply to students seeking the BS-ITAM degree: Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 in the ITAM coursework to be eligible for the degree. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in each course.

Course Fees
Most ITAM courses that use computer resources are assessed a course fee of $25.

List of Specializations for the BS-ITAM
Students seeking the BS-ITAM take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students must complete a specialization within the BS-ITAM degree: administrative management, network administration and management, web and database administration and management, or retail management and technology.

Cybersecurity Specialization

IT professionals will gain knowledge specific to the detection, protection, and recovery from attacks to an organization’s information assets. You will gain skills in this high-demand field of network security that, when combined with the management/soft skills classes, will give you the competitive edge in the IT marketplace. Public utility companies, national security agencies, food and water suppliers, financial services, and companies with intellectual property to protect are now hiring experts in this area.

Total Specialization Credits: 20

Total Credits: 95-98

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