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.
APPLIED ARTS & SCIENCES
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
Networking and Security Major Requirements
General Program Requirements – 13 semester hours
- SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
- COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
- ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
- COMM 4314 - Intercultural Communication
- COMM 4326 or 3325
- HUMA 4322 - Ethics
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 4339 - Telecommunication and Networks
- COSC 4350 - Information Security, Privacy and Ethics
- COSC 3334 - Introduction to Cyber Security
- COSC 4342 - Digital Forensics
- COSC 4343 - Fundamentals of Cryptography
- COSC 4344 - Internet Security Essentials
AAS UD Specialization – 9 semester hours
- COSC 3331 - Data Structures and Algorithms I
- COSC 3333 - Data Structures and Algorithms II
- MATH 3362 - Discrete Structures
LD/UD Free Electives
- COSC 1336/1136 or 1436 (if not satisfied in Core)
- COSC 1337/1137 or 1437 (if not satisfied in Core)
- 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.