BS in Network Technology - Network Security Concentration

Bachelor of Science 2013-2014

Network Technologies

Network Security Concentration
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude
For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.
Course Requirements
Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208, IT 228, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

The representation of these course requirements on a year-by-year basis is just a suggestion. Students are free to take these courses in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course- specific prerequisites.

First Year
IS 201 Introduction to Information Systems
IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web IT 130 Self-Test
IT 240 Introduction to Databases IT 240 Self-Test
IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
IT 231 Web Development I
MAT 140 Discrete Mathematics I
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
OR LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
1 Arts & Literature
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
Second Year
IT 211 Introduction to Applied Programming
IT 212 Applied OO Programming
TDC 311 Computers in Telecommunications Systems
TDC 362 Principles of Data Communications
CNS 340 Fundamentals of Information Assurance
WRD 204 Technical Writing
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
Third Year
TDC 363 Introduction to Local Area Networks
TDC 365 Network Interconnection Technologies
TDC 377 Fundamentals of Network Security
ORGC 212 Small Group Communication
OR INTC 220 Public Speaking
1 Major Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Junior Year Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Understanding the Past
Fourth Year
CNS 378 Host Based Security
TDC 379 Telecommunication and Network Security Practicum
TDC 375 Network Protocols
TDC 368 Network Programming
TDC 376 Network Project (Capstone)
1 Major Elective
6 Open Electives
Major Electives
Major Electives can be chosen from any 300 level TDC or CNS courses.

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives
Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.