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IST Current Students Minors Security and Risk Analysis Minor (SRA)

Security and Risk Analysis Minor (SRA)

Students: SRA Minor


The minor in SRA is intended to familiarize students with the general framework and multidisciplinary theories that define security and related risk analysis. Course work will engage students in the challenges and problems of assuring information confidentiality and integrity (e.g., social, economic, technology, and policy issues), as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in the students' major field.

The minor provides a grounding in analysis and modeling used in information search, visualization and creative problem solving. This knowledge is set in the context of legal, ethical and regulatory issues of security including analysis of privacy and security law, internal control standards, regulatory policies and basic investigative processes and principles. Such understanding overviews the information technology that plays a critical role in identifying, preventing and responding to security-related events in the student's major field.

Please refer to information on declaring the SRA Minor


Check course prerequisites by clicking on the course designation and number below.


Prescribed Courses (15 credits):

  • IST 110 Information, People and Technology (3)
  • SRA 111 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (3)
  • SRA 211 Threat of Terrorism and Crime (3)
  • SRA 221 Overview of Information Security (3)
  • IST 452 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security (3)


Additional Courses (Select 6 credits from the following areas (At least 3 credits must be at the 400 level)):

Risk Management Focus

  • SRA 231 Decision Theory and Analysis (3)
  • SRA 311 Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation(3)
  • IST 432 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology (3)
  • IST 456 Security and Risk Management(3)


Network Security Focus


Cyber Forensics Focus

  • IST 453 Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics (3)
  • IST 454 Computer and Cyber Forensics (3)


For More Information

Undergraduate Advising Center
College of Information Sciences and Technology
104 Information Sciences and Technology Building
University Park, PA