Computer and Network Security

Degree Completion Program

What is a Completion Degree?

A Completion Degree is a personalized version of a Bachelor’s degree created exclusively for students who have completed an Associate’s degree at an accredited institution. A student who expects to transfer a completed Associate’s degree should communicate with a Wilmington University Academic Advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility. Find out more information about Wilmington University's Degree Completion Programs here

CAP (Community & Academic Partnerships)/Co-op Program

In order to provide relevant work experience, students in the Computer & Network Security (CNS) degree program have the option of completing six credit hours via a co-op assignment. The co-op option for CNS is the equivalent of two semester courses, for a total of six credit hours. Students can complete their CNS degree with 120 credit hours, whether they choose the co-op option or not. Because each co-op experience is individually designed, students must inform the Director of the CAP/Co-op program and the CNS Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.

If students select the co-op option, both SEC390 and SEC391 – Cooperative Education for Computer & Network Security are required in place of two core course requirements.  Each co-op assignment is one semester long and normally the two co-op assignments span two consecutive semesters with the same employer.  In order to be eligible, students must first have completed two core courses in residence and at least 60 credits, plus a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

For additional information on the CAP/Co-op program option, please see the website:

Program Curriculum (45 Credit Hours)

CRJ 411 Available Online Criminal Evidence and Procedures

LES 330 Available Online Cyber Law

LES 331 Available Online Electronic Discovery

MAT 308 Available Online Inferential Statistics

PHI 314 Available Online Ethics for Computer Professionals

SEC 310 Available Online Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications

SEC 335 Available Online Linux for Systems Administrators

SEC 340 Available Online Windows Operating Systems

SEC 350 Available Online Introduction to Computer Forensics

SEC 410 Available Online Operating Systems Security: Web and Data Security

SEC 420 Available Online Data Integrity, Computer Forensics, and Disaster Recovery

SEC 435 Available Online Advanced Network Management

SEC 450 Available Online Protecting Your Network: Firewall and Perimeter Security

TEC Elective (MIS, ISM, SEC, WIS)

TEC Elective (MIS, ISM, SEC, WIS)

The following courses or their equivalents are pre-requisites
for a degree in Computer & Network Security:

CTA 206 Available Online Computer Applications

CRJ 101 Available Online Survey of Criminal Justice

ENG 122 Available Online English Composition II

MAT 122 Available Online College Math II

SEC 100 Available Online Introduction to Computer Hardware & Operation

SEC 210 Available Online Principles and Practices of Information Security

SEC 230 Available Online Introduction to Linux

SEC 235 Available Online Networks and Telecommunication

SEC 250 Available Online Operating System and Computer Systems Security

SEC 290 Available Online Introduction to Programming with Python


  1. Some courses have prerequisites and should be taken in the correct sequence.
  2. If your associate's degree is in an academic discipline different than the one you plan to study at Wilmington University, you may be required to take additional courses to ensure your success in your chosen program of study.

Minimum Grade Policy

The Computer & Network Security program has set a minimum passing grade of "C-" for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than "C-" in any required core course must retake that course.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.