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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ITAM BS, Cybersecurity Specialization


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ITAM-BS Program and Core Requirements


ITAM-BS Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) provides a degree path for students with five high demand specializations needed by the modern workforce.

  1. Network Administration and Management Specialization
  2. Web and Database Administration and Management Specialization
  3. Retail Management and Technology Specialization
  4. Administrative Management Specialization
  5. Cybersecurity Specialization

The ITAM curriculum, designed by subject matter experts with guidance from industry professionals, addresses the current demand for tech-savvy individuals who are also able to effectively lead and motivate teams, manage projects, and integrate technological solutions. Students completing this major will take a core set of courses and select one of the five specialization areas. The ITAM-BS is comprised of two complementing areas creating synergy.

  1. All ITAM-BS specializations are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, personal selling, and CRM as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications.
  2. The specializations feature advanced study in high demand areas of IT management.

ITAM-BS Program Admission Requirements

Students are encouraged to apply for their ITAM major early in their university studies, even as soon as their first quarter. Once enrolled in the ITAM program students will begin working with a knowledgeable ITAM advisor to design their academic course of study at CWU and make sure they are fulfilling all of the requirements for successful degree completion. Application forms are available in the Ellensburg campus department or on the ITAM website. www.cwu.edu/it-management.

ITAM-BS Graduation Requirements

The following requirements apply to students seeking the ITAM-BS 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 hardware and software resources are assessed a course fee of $25 or $50, depending on the required technology.

List of Specializations for the ITAM-BS

Students seeking the ITAM-BS take a common set of core courses of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, business communications, financial management, ethics, personal selling, and CRM as well as hard skills in database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications. Additionally, students complete a specialization within the ITAM-BS degree:

  1. Network Administration and Management Specialization
  2. Web and Database Administration and Management Specialization
  3. Retail Management and Technology Specialization
  4. Administrative Management Specialization
  5. Cybersecurity Specialization

ITAM-BS Total Core Credits: 74-78


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: 94-98


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