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The minor in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) is intended to familiarize students with the general frameworks and multi-disciplinary theories that define the area of security and related risk analysis. Courses in the minor will engage students in the challenges and problems associated with assuring information confidentiality, availability, and integrity (e.g., social, economic, technology-related, and policy issues) as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in each student’s major field. 

Courses for the SRA Minor with Network Security Focus:

Prescribed Courses (15 credits):
IST 110: Information, People and Technology (3 credits)
SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (3 credits)*
SRA 211: Threat of Terrorism and Crime* (3 credits)
SRA 221: Overview of Information Security* (3 credits)
IST 452:  Legal/Ethical Environment of Security and Privacy* (3 credits)

Additional Courses for Network Security Option (6 credits):
IST 451:  Network Security* (3 credits)
IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications (3 credits)

Applying for the SRA Minor:

  • Application for minors will be accepted anytime after a student has achieved at least fifth semester classification.  However, a student must apply and be accepted before the end of the regular add/drop period of his/her final semester.
  • Students must apply for a minor by using the new MINOR DECLARATION application on the eLion navigation bar.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses in this minor. 

Professional Training:

Courses within the SRA Minor could also be packaged as a 9-15 credit certificate based on corporate needs via the Penn State Worthington Scranton Continuing Education Program to provide customized training in IT-related areas.