Courses

Courses

Be sure to refer to the Recommended Academic Plan and consult with your adviser regarding the proper sequence of courses.

For the B.S. degree in Security and Risk Analysis, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(22 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of the Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR: 
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES: 
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 credits
(This includes 22 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses, 3 credits of GH, and 4 credits of GN courses)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 73 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (39 credits)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3)[1], SRA 111 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
IST 110 GS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-3) 
IST 210(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4) 
SRA 211(3)[1], SRA 221(3)[1], SRA 231(3)[1] (Sem: 2-4)
STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-6)
IST 495(1)[1] (Sem: 3-8) 
IST 432(3)[1], SRA 311(3)[1], STAT 460(3) (Sem: 5-6)
IST 440W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8) 


ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
AG BM 101 GS(3) or ECON 102 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PL SC 001 GS(3), PL SC 014 GS;IL(3), or GEOG 040 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PSYCH 100 GS(3) or SOC 005 GS(3) (Sem: 1-6) 
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (22 credits)
Attainment of third-level proficiency in a single foreign language (12 credits). Proficiency must be demonstrated by either examination or course work. See the admission section of the general information in this Bulletin for the placement policy for Penn State foreign language courses. (Sem: 1-4)
Select 4 credits of lab lecture series (GN) in consultation with adviser (Sem: 1-6) 
Select 6 credits of international courses from College-approved list or other courses approved by adviser. (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21 credits

INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS AND MODELING OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)[1]
ECON 302 GS(3), SRA 321(3) (Sem: 3-6)
SRA 433(3), SRA 468(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from College-approved list (Sem: 5-8)

INFORMATION AND CYBER SECURITY OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)[1]
IST 220(3) (Sem: 1-6)
IST 451(3), IST 454(3), IST 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from College-approved list (Sem: 5-8)

SOCIAL FACTORS AND RISK OPTION: (21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)[1]
IST 452(3), SRA 471(3), SRA 472(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from College-approved list (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44


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