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: www.wilmu.edu/coop/
Program Curriculum (45 Credit Hours)
CRJ 411 Criminal Evidence and Procedures
LES 330 Cyber Law
LES 331 Electronic Discovery
MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
PHI 314 Ethics for Computer Professionals
SEC 310 Cryptography: Algorithms and Applications
SEC 335 Linux for Systems Administrators
SEC 340 Windows Operating Systems
SEC 350 Introduction to Computer Forensics
SEC 410 Operating Systems Security: Web and Data Security
SEC 420 Data Integrity, Computer Forensics, and Disaster Recovery
SEC 435 Advanced Network Management
SEC 450 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 Computer Applications
CRJ 101 Survey of Criminal Justice
ENG 122 English Composition II
MAT 122 College Math II
SEC 100 Introduction to Computer Hardware & Operation
SEC 210 Principles and Practices of Information Security
SEC 230 Introduction to Linux
SEC 235 Networks and Telecommunication
SEC 250 Operating System and Computer Systems Security
SEC 290 Introduction to Programming with Python
- Some courses have prerequisites and should be taken in the correct sequence.
- 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.