BS in Information Assurance and Security Engineering

Bachelor of Science 2015-2016

Information Assurance and Security Engineering

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.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

First Year
CSC 233 Codes and Ciphers
OR CSC 333 Cryptology
CSC 241 Introduction to Computer Science I AND CSC 242 Introduction to Computer Science II
OR CSC 243 Python for Programmers AND 1 Open Elective
IT 240 Introduction to Databases IT 240 Self-Test
IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
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
CSC 300 Data Structures I
CSC 301 Data Structures II
CSC 373 Computer Systems I
CSC 374 Computer Systems II
CNS 340 Fundamentals of Information Assurance
TDC 365 Network Interconnection Technologies
TDC 363 Introduction to Local Area Networks
Liberal Studies Requirements
​LSP 200
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past
Third Year
TDC 377 Fundamentals of Network Security
TDC 379 Telecommunication and Network Security Practicum
CNS 320 Computer Forensic and Incident Response
CNS 378 Host Based Security
1 Major Elective
1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Junior Year Experiential Learning
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
1 Understanding the Past
1 Arts & Literature
Fourth Year
ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting I
OR FIN 290 Finance for Non-Business Majors
CNS 228​
​ORGC 201
CNS 394 Information Systems Security Engineering I
CNS 395 Information Systems Security Engineering II (Capstone)
1 Major Elective
4 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Religious Dimensions
Major Electives
Major Electives can be chosen from any 300 level CNS, TDC, CSC, SE, IS, or IT 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.