Courses for the Cyber Security Track

  • Course Requirements

    120 credits

    • Computer Science: 43 credits
    • Liberal Studies: 48 credits
    • Additional Requirements: 6-12 credits
    • Minor in Criminology: 15 credits
    • Free Electives: 2-8 credits

    Computer Science

    Required Courses

    • COSC 105 - Fundamentals of Computer Science,
      3 credits
    • COSC 110 - Problem Solving and Structured Programming, 3 credits
    • COSC 210 - Object-Oriented and GUI Programming,
      3 credits
    • COSC 220 - Applied Computer Programming,
      4 credits
    • COSC 300 - Computer Organization and Assembly Language, 3 credits
    • COSC 310 - Data Structures and Algorithms,
      3 credits
    • COSC 319 - Software Engineering Concepts,
      3 credits
    • COSC 341 - Database Management, 3 credits
    • COSC 380 - Seminar in Computing Profession and Ethics, 2 credits
    • COSC 480 - Seminar on Technical Topics, 1 credit

    Cyber Security Required Courses 

    • COSC 316 - Host Computer Security, 3 credits
    • COSC 356 - Network Security, 3 credits

    Select one of the following:

    • COSC 320 - Software Engineering Practice,
      3 credits 
    • COSC 493W - Internship (in Cyber Security), 12 credits [3]

    Controlled Electives

    (Select three credits from the following courses)

    • COSC - 345 Computer Networks, 3 credits
    • COSC/IFMG 354 - Testing and Controlling LANs,
      3 credits
    • COSC 362 - Unix Systems, 3 credits
    • COSC 365 - Web Architecture Application Development, 3 credits
    • COSC 481 - Special Topics in Computer Science,
      3 credits
      -(As approved for majors in this track)
    • IFMG 382 - Auditing for EDP Systems, 3 credits

    Upper-Level Electives

    (Select three credits from the following courses.)

    • COSC 427 - Introduction to Cryptography, 3 credits
    • COSC 432 - Operating Systems, 3 credits
    • COSC 482 - Independent Study, 3 credits
    • COSC 400-level course with department approval, 3 credits

    Liberal Studies

    Note: As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

    • Social Science: CRIM 101 [1]
    • Mathematics (3 credits): MATH 125 [2]
    • Liberal Studies Electives (3 credits): MATH 216

    Additional Requirements

    • Minor in Criminology: 15 credits [1]
    • Mathematics: MATH 309 Discrete Mathematics, 3 credits

    Notes:

    • CRIM 101 (taken as part of the social science requirement) is counted as part of the 18cr Criminology minor. Fifteen (15) additional credits of CRIM are required.
    • MATH 125 can be substituted by MATH 121. 
    • COSC 493 may be selected in either the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year. If COSC 493 is selected and approved, COSC 380 may be taken in the immediately preceding semester. Only 4cr of COSC 493 may be counted towards the major.

    The IUP Undergraduate Catalog is the final determiner of all requirements for all degrees. This document is a simplification of catalog information and is meant only for basic advising of Computer Science majors. For more details, see your advisor.