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Security and Risk Analysis (SRA)
Information and Cyber Security (ICS) Option

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Total Credits: 120
**1 credit of IST 495-IST Internship is required**

Choose a semester:

Semester 1

Semester 1

COURSES

CREDITS

SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (ETM Course)

3

IST 110: Information, People and Technology (ETM Course)

3

ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (GWS)

3

World Language 001

4

IST 140: Intro to Application Development
or
CMPSC 101: Intro to C++ Programming

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 2

Semester 2

COURSES

CREDITS

SRA 211: Threat of Terrorism and Crime (ETM Course)

3

World Language 002

4

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

CAS 100 (GWS)

3

ECON 102 (GS)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Semester 3

Semester 3

COURSES

CREDITS

SRA 221: Overview of Information Security

3

World Language 003

4

STAT 200 (GQ)

4

IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications

3

TOTAL CREDITS

14

Semester 4

Semester 4

COURSES

CREDITS

SRA 231: Decision Theory and Analysis

3

PSYCH 100 or SOC 005

3

IST 210: Organization of Data

3

Natural Science (GN)

4

TOTAL CREDITS

13

Semester 5

Semester 5

COURSES

CREDITS

SRA 311: Risk Management Assessment and Mitigation

3

International Course (IL)

3

SRA 365: Statistics for Security and Risk Analysis
or
STAT 460: Intermediate Applied Statistics

3

GEOG 040, PL SC 001, or PL SC 014 (GS)

3

Arts (GA)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 6

Semester 6

COURSES

CREDITS

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

3

ENGL 202C or ENGL 202D (GWS)

3

IST 451: Network Security

3

Support of Option

3

Arts (GA)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 7

Semester 7

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 456: Information Security Management

3

Humanities (GH)

3

Support of Option

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Semester 8

Semester 8

COURSES

CREDITS

IST 440W: IST Integration and Problem Solving
or
SRA 440W: Security and Risk Analysis Capstone Course

3

IST 454: Computer and Cyber Forensics

3

Support of Option: 400 level

3

International Course (IL)

3

Humanities (GH) or US Culture or Elective

3

TOTAL CREDITS

15

Contact

Undergraduate Advising Center

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advising@ist.psu.edu
(814) 865-8947

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