Defense Information Systems Technology Courses

BAS (or alternate BIS credits): (9 credits)

This concentration is in collaboration with the Volgenau School of Engineering and is only available to students who graduate with an Associate in Applied Science(AAS) degree.

  • BAS 300 – Building Professional Competencies (3 credits)
  • BAS 490 – Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • BAS 491 – Applied Sciences Capstone (3 credits)

Defense Information Systems Technology(DIST) Core (27 credits)

  • MATH 108 – Introductory Calculus with Business Applications (3 credits)
  • IT 104 – Introduction to Computing (3 credits)*
  • IT 105 – IT Architecture Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • IT 102 – Discrete Structures (3 credits)
  • IT 106 – Introduction to IT Problem Solving Using Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • IT 206 – Object Oriented Techniques for IT Problem Solving (3 credits)
  • IT 223 – Information Security Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • IT 300 – Modern Telecommunications (3 credits)
  • IT 341 – Data Communications and Network Principles (3 credits)

Concentration Options (15 Credits)

Networking and Telecommunications

  • IT 366 – Network Security I (3 credits)
  • IT 441 – Network Servers and Infrastructures (3 credits)
  • IT 445 – Advanced Networking Principles (3 credits)
  • IT 455 – Wireless Communications and Networking (3 credits)
  • IT 499 – Special Topics in Information Technology (3 credits)

Information Systems Security

  • IT 366 – Network Security I (3 credits)
  • IT 441 – Network Servers and Infrastructures (3 credits)
  • IT 462 – Information Security Principles (3 credits)
  • IT 466 – Network Security II (3 credits)
  • IT 499 – Special Topics in Information Technology (3 credits)

Electives (minimum 12-15 credits required)

Students in this concentration will complete 12-15 credit hours of required 300/400 level elective course work, selected in consultation with their adviser as needed to complete the required 45 hours.

All BAS students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework. Students will work with their adviser to determine how to fulfill their outstanding credit hours to ensure they have met all major and university requirements. The number of elective credits that a BAS student may have available will vary by concentration and the amount of applicable transfer coursework the student has been awarded. For additional information regarding these requirements, please consult with the program’s adviser, Walter Powell at (wpowell3@gmu.edu).

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