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Security and Network Administration

In the 21st century, organizations rely heavily on those who can use IT applications software competently and professionally. Be one of those people.

Information technology is the application of computing and communication technologies in industry, government, business and entertainment, and it is now a vital part of any organization.

As the interconnection of global information networks expand, this interdisciplinary minor in computing, communication networks, computer system administration and security technologies can provide you with theoretical and practical foundations in networking, computer system administration and security scenarios.

You will be prepared, with additional review, to pursue A+ and Network+ industry certifications upon completing this minor. Actual certification would require successful completion of the certification examinations.

Applied information technology majors are not eligible for this minor.

Requirements and Guidelines

  • This minor requires you to have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • You may use a maximum of 6 credits to satisfy both major (degree) and minor requirements.
  • You must earn at least a C (2.0) in each course you apply to the minor.

Minor Requirements (15 credits)

  • Networking: Theory and Application (COSC 305)
  • Administering and Supporting a Network Operating System (COSC 312)*
  • The TCP/IP Protocol Suite (COSC 401)**
  • Information Assurance (COSC 432)
  • Network Security (COSC 433)**

*Please consult with your adviser about this course's prerequisite.
**requires successful completion of COSC 312: Administering and Supporting a Network Operating System


Faculty Contact: Professor Mohammed Ketel, 410.837.5278