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Networking and Security

APPLIED ARTS & SCIENCES

If you have an associates degree in Applied Arts & Sciences or technical or vocational courses from an accredited community or technical college, then the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) may be the degree for you.

Networking and Security Core Curriculum

10 - English 1301 & 1302 Composition – 6 semester hours

20 - Math 1314 College Math or Higher – 3 semester hours

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or Bio/Physical Science

 

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Lit. or Cultural Studies.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History 1301 & 1302 – 6 semester hours

70 - Political Science 2305 & 2306 – 6 semester hours

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321

COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305

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Networking and Security Major Requirements

General Program Requirements – 10 semester hours

  • ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
  • ENGL UD – Interactive Narrative
  • COMM UD – Digital Games as Communication

AAS Requirements for Network & Security Concentration – 15 semester hours

  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
  • LD Elective
  • LD Elective
  • LD Elective
  • HUMA 4322 – Computer Ethics or HUMA 4322

12 s.h. in hardware, networking, programming

AAS LD Specialization – 24 - 44 semester hours

  • LD Vocational or Technical Credits (AAS track)

AAS UD Specialization Requirements for Network & Security Concentration – 18 semester hours

  • COSC 3325 – Info Systems in Organizations
  • COSC 4321 – IT Project Management
  • COSC 4339 – Telecommunications and Networking
  • COSC 4350 – Information, Security, Privacy & Ethics
  • UD COSC
  • UD COSC

Select 6 UD s.h. from the following: COSC 3315, 3317, 4305, 4320, 4336, 4341, 4355.

AAS UD Specialization – 15 semester hours

  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective
  • UD COSC Elective

15 UD semester hours in COSC courses in networking, hardware, system administration and security, with advisor approval.

LD Electives

Additional LD Electives to reach minimum of 120 overall semester hours.

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Notes

  • s.h. = semester hours
  • LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  • UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  • The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  • Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  • This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  • Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 40 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.

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