Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

“NSA has accredited UTSA as a Center of Research Excellence in Information Assurance, so students have a greater chance of landing internships and jobs. Also, the university truly invests in its programs and students. Cyber majors will know they are getting the most from their degree by earning it at UTSA.”

Alyssa Dunn ’14
San Antonio, TX

The Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security offers two undergraduate degree programs: one with a major in Information Systems, and one with a major in Cyber Security. The Department offers minors in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Information Systems, and Network and Data Center Management which are open to all majors in the University. A Certificate in Pathogenic Outbreak Investigations is offered in collaboration with the Departments of Biology and Computer Science in the College of Sciences.

Department Honors

The Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security offers the opportunity for certain of its outstanding students to achieve the designation of Honors in Major and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection for Honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the Department Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) in consultation with the faculty of the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the designation, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major. To enroll in honors thesis courses and to graduate with the Honors designation, these minimum grade point averages must be maintained. Students applying for Honors in Major are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during the final two semesters. The completed honors thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor from the student’s discipline and the UPC. Students interested in this program should contact the Department Chair for additional information. Major honors can be obtained independent of, or in addition to, University Honors. In order to have departmental honors noted on the transcript, students must submit a letter of request for departmental honors to the Department Chair by Census Date of their last semester.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Information Systems

The minimum number of semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Systems is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Systems must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Systems I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Systems II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization using MATLAB3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
BLW 3013Business Law3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree in Information Systems must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business

Degree Requirements

A. Information systems courses in the major
IS 3063Database Management for Information Systems3
IS 3073Application Development3
IS 3413Introduction to Telecommunications for Business3
IS 4053Systems Analysis and Design3
IS 4063Advanced Topics in Information Systems3
Additional upper-division information systems coursework. Students may also select one of the following as 3 hours of the additional 6 hours of information systems electives:6
Essentials of Technology Management
Introduction to Project Management
B. Information systems support work
IS 2031Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory1
IS 2033Introduction to Programming Concepts3
IS 2041Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory1
IS 2043Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming3
Total Credit Hours29

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Information Systems

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK) 23
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Spring
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK) 1,23
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
IS 2031Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory (support work) 1
IS 2033Introduction to Programming Concepts (support work) 3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Evaluation for Admission to the College of Business.
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics (CBK) 13
IS 2041Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory (support work) 1
IS 2043Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming (support work) 3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Third Year
Fall
IS 3063Database Management for Information Systems (major) 3
IS 3073Application Development (major) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Spring
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
IS 3413Introduction to Telecommunications for Business (major) 3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
IS 4053Systems Analysis and Design (major) 3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
Upper-division IS elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)) 3
Spring
BLW 3013Business Law (CBK) 3
IS 4063Advanced Topics in Information Systems (major) 3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Upper-division IS elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major)) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
1

ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.

2

College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Cyber Security

The minimum number of semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Cyber Security is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Cyber Security must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Systems I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Systems II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization using MATLAB3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II3
BLW 3013Business Law3
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business3
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement, Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology3

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business

Degree Requirements

A. Information systems courses in the major
IS 3033Operating Systems3
IS 3413Introduction to Telecommunications for Business3
IS 3423Network Security3
IS 3513Information Assurance and Security3
Select three from the following:9
Networking Fundamentals
Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
Cyber Law
Network Operations
Wide Area Networks
Emerging Network Technologies
Web Application Security
Information Assurance Policy
Digital Forensic Analysis I
Cyber and Physical Systems
Digital Forensic Analysis II
Essentials of Technology Management
Introduction to Project Management
B. Information systems support work
IS 2031Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory1
IS 2033Introduction to Programming Concepts3
IS 2041Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory1
IS 2043Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming3
Total Credit Hours29

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Cyber Security

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with their academic advisor for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK) 23
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Creative Arts (core) 3
Spring
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK) 1,23
IS 1403Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
IS 2031Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory (support work) 1
IS 2033Introduction to Programming Concepts (support work) 3
MS 1023Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics 13
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Evaluation for Admission to the College of Business.
Spring
ACC 2033Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
IS 2041Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory (support work) 1
IS 2043Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming (support work) 3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MS 3043Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Third Year
Fall
IS 3033Operating Systems (major) 3
IS 3413Introduction to Telecommunications for Business (major) 3
MS 3053Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core) 3
Spring
IS 3423Network Security (major) 3
IS 3513Information Assurance and Security (major) 3
MGT 3003Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
FIN 3014Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
GBA 2013Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Upper-division IS elective (major) 3
Component Area Option (core) 3
Spring
BLW 3013Business Law (CBK) 3
MGT 4893Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Upper-division IS elective (major) 3
Upper-division IS elective (major) 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0
1

ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.

2

College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.

Minor in Cyber Security

The Minor in Cyber Security is open to all majors in the University. A student majoring in Information Systems will be required to take 18 semester credit hours of coursework. Other majors may be required to take additional hours depending on their academic background.

A. Required courses
IS 3413Introduction to Telecommunications for Business3
IS 3423Network Security3
IS 3513Information Assurance and Security3
IS 3523Intrusion Detection and Incident Response3
B. Elective courses
Select two of the following:6
Operating Systems
Networking Fundamentals
Cyber Law
Network Operations
Wide Area Networks
Emerging Network Technologies
Web Application Security
Information Assurance Policy
Digital Forensic Analysis I
Cyber and Physical Systems
Digital Forensic Analysis II
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Cyber Security, obtain advice, or seek approval of course substitutions for course requirements, students must consult their academic advisor.

Minor in Digital Forensics

The Minor in Digital Forensics is open to all majors in the University. A student majoring in Information Systems will be required to take 18 semester credit hours of coursework. Other majors may be required to take additional hours depending on their academic background.

IS 3433Introduction to Digital Forensics3
IS 3513Information Assurance and Security3
IS 3523Intrusion Detection and Incident Response3
IS 3533Cyber Law3
IS 4483Digital Forensic Analysis I3
IS 4523Digital Forensic Analysis II3
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Digital Forensics, obtain advice, or seek approval of course substitutions for course requirements, students must consult their academic advisor.

Minor in Information Systems

The Minor in Information Systems is open to all majors in the University. The number of semester credit hours required for a student in the College of Business is 19. Other students may be required to take additional hours depending on their academic background.

A. Required courses
IS 2041Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory1
IS 2043Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming3
IS 3003Principles of Information Systems for Management3
IS 3063Database Management for Information Systems3
IS 3413Introduction to Telecommunications for Business3
IS 4053Systems Analysis and Design3
B. Elective course
Select one of the following:3
Essentials of Technology Management
Introduction to Project Management
Any IS junior- or senior-level course that counts for the IS major
Total Credit Hours19

To declare a Minor in Information Systems, obtain advice, or seek approval of course substitutions for course requirements, students must consult their academic advisor.

Minor in Network and Data Center Management

The Minor in Network and Data Center Management is open to all majors in the University. A student majoring in Information Systems or Cyber Security will be required to take 21 semester credit hours of coursework. Other majors may be required to take additional hours depending on their academic background.

IS 3453Networking Fundamentals3
IS 3513Information Assurance and Security3
IS 3523Intrusion Detection and Incident Response3
IS 4033Network Operations3
IS 4213Data Center Infrastructure Planning3
IS 4223Emerging Network Technologies3
MOT 4143Introduction to Project Management3
Total Credit Hours21

To declare a Minor in Network and Data Center Management, obtain advice, or seek approval of course substitutions for course requirements, students must consult with their academic advisor.

Minor in Technology Management for Business Majors

The Minor in Technology Management for Business Majors is only open to business majors in the University. The number of required semester credit hours for this minor is 18.

A. Required Courses
MOT 4023Essentials of Technology Management3
MOT 4143Introduction to Project Management3
MOT 4203Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation3
MOT 4313Disruptive Innovations3
B. Electives
Select two of the following:6
Commercialization and Enterprise Planning
Managing the Entrepreneurial Team
Entrepreneurship
Logistics Management
Six Sigma and Lean Operations
Production/Operations Management
Total Credit Hours18

Minor in Technology Management for Nonbusiness Majors

The Minor in Technology Management for Nonbusiness Majors is only open to nonbusiness majors in the University. The number of required semester credit hours for this minor is 18.

A. Required Courses
ACC 2003Foundations of Accounting3
FIN 3003Survey of Finance3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MOT 4023Essentials of Technology Management3
MOT 4143Introduction to Project Management3
B. Elective
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
Disruptive Innovations
Logistics Management
Total Credit Hours18

To declare a Minor in Technology Management for either nonbusiness or business majors,obtain advice, and seek approval of course substitutions for course requirements, students must consult with their academic advisor.

Certificate in Pathogenic Outbreak Investigations

This interdisciplinary certificate program is designed for students in biology, information systems and cyber security, computer science and computer engineering disciplines to investigate biological and digital pathogen identification, propagation prediction, and mitigation. The required capstone project reinforces the cross-disciplinary learning fostered by the program and provides real-world practice.

Students pursuing the Certificate in Pathogenic Outbreak Investigations must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours:

A. Courses required by all majors:
Topic: Introduction to Pathogenic Outbreak Investigations: 3
Special Studies in Biology
Special Studies in Computer Science
Special Studies in Information Systems
Topic: Advanced Research in Pathogenic Outbreak Investigations:3
Special Studies in Biology
Special Studies in Computer Science
Special Studies in Information Systems
B. Required course according to major:3
Microbiology
Special Studies in Computer Science (Topic: Cloud-oriented Big Data and Software Engineering)
Special Studies in Information Systems (Topic: Malware Agent Analysis)
C. Elective courses for each major. Select 6 hours from one of the following groups depending on major:6
Biology elective options 1
Biochemistry
Bacteriology
Immunology
Fundamentals of Immunology for Biotechnology
Special Problems (Comparative Genomics)
Special Problems (Microbial Genomics)
Information Systems/Cyber Security elective options
Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
Web Application Security
Digital Forensic Analysis I
Digital Forensic Analysis II
Cyber and Physical Systems
Computer Science elective options
CS 3753
Introduction to Data Science (see description below)
CS 4223
Bioinformatics and Big Data (see description below)
Unix and Network Security
CS 4373
Introduction to Data Mining (see description below)
Topics in Computer Science
CS 4843
Introduction to Cloud Computing (see description below)
CS 4963
Advanced Topics in Systems and Cloud (see description below)
CS 4973
Advanced Topics in Data Science (see description below)
Total Credit Hours15
1

Undergraduate biology students are permitted to take graduate courses based on need, student background/capability, and instructor consent.

This certificate is open only to biology, information systems and cyber security, computer science and computer engineering students. To apply for the Pathogenic Outbreak Investigations certificate, students should consult with the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research for specific information about certificate requirements and consult with their academic advisors to verify that they have met all University requirements. All courses used to satisfy the requirements of this undergraduate certificate program must be college-level courses taken at UTSA. 

New Course Descriptions for certificate (in Department of Computer Science):

CS 3753. Introduction to Data Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CS 2123, CS 2233, and CS 3333. Study of fundamental methods and models of data science. Topics include data management, Extract-Transform-Loading methods, machine learning models, and data visualization. Use of a specialized programming language is emphasized.

CS 4223. Bioinformatics and Big Data. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CS 3343 or consent of instructor. Hands-on introduction to large-scale analysis of heterogeneous data with emphasis on integrating information and tools from publicly available biological databases to address complex problems.

CS 4373. Introduction to Data Mining. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CS 3343 or consent of instructor. Principles, techniques, systems and evaluation of data mining. Topics may include data preprocessing, frequent pattern mining, association mining, classification and prediction, cluster analysis, and advanced topics such as mining streams, time-Series, texts, and graphs.

CS 4843. Introduction to Cloud Computing. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CS 3421 and CS 3423. The general trend of modern computing in cloud. Cloud computing paradigm and associate key technologies. Programming in cloud environment (e.g., Hadoop, MapReduce, and OpenStack APIs). Privacy and security in Cloud.

CS 4963. Advanced Topics in Systems and Cloud. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced topics in an area of systems and cloud. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CS 4973. Advanced Topics in Data Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CS 4843 or consent of instructor. Advanced topics in cloud computing (such as virtualization technologies for hardware resources, including virtual machines and container-based virtualizations; datacenter operations, energy-efficient and green computing; scalable storage systems and architectures for cloud environments). May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

 
 
 

Information Systems (IS) Courses

IS 1022. Programming and Formal Logic. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the elements of modern formal logic and program semantics. Modern formal logic uses symbolic techniques for an analysis of validity, and related notations such as grammatical form and truth. This course addresses logical notations (syntax) and how to assign meaning to them (semantics), which are essential for an understanding of many aspects of contemporary philosophy, mathematics, and informal processing. (Formerly IS 1023. Credit cannot be earned for both IS 1022 and IS 1023.).

IS 1403. Business Information Systems Fluency. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = BCIS 1305)

Required course for all students majoring in Business at UTSA. This three-unit course concentrates on a set of core computing skills that are essential to student success, such as using e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, basic data management, presentation software and on- and off-campus Internet resources. This is a Web-based course. Instructions and exams are accomplished through the use of a computer.

IS 1503. Introduction to Cyber Security. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the principles and best practices for cyber security. This course addresses the fundamental aspects of computer and network security. Issues concerning home computer security, internet security, privacy, viruses and worms, spam, and ethics will be included in this course. Public Component software will be used to illustrate the principles discussed in the class.

IS 2031. Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory. (0-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in IS 2033, or completion of an IS 2033 equivalent with a grade of “C-”or better. Laboratory accompanies IS 2033. Uses object-oriented programming language and software development tools to develop basic applications that underline the concepts learned in IS 2033. (Formerly titled “Introduction to Computer Concepts for Information Systems Laboratory.”).

IS 2033. Introduction to Programming Concepts. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 1403 with a grade of "C-"or better and concurrent enrollment in IS 2031. An introduction to programming with an object-oriented language. Addresses basic elements of OOP (object-oriented programming), including control structures, classes and objects, class behavior, arrays, GUIs (graphical user interfaces), file input/output, exception handling, and object-oriented design. (Formerly titled “Introduction to Computer Concepts for Information Systems.”).

IS 2041. Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory. (0-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in IS 2043, or completion of an IS 2043 equivalent with a grade of “C-” or better. Laboratory accompanies IS 2043. Laboratory uses object-oriented programming language and software development tools to develop basic applications that underline the concepts learned in IS 2043. (Formerly titled “Data Structures and File Processing Laboratory.”).

IS 2043. Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 2031 and IS 2033 with a grade of “C-” or better and concurrent enrollment in IS 2041. An object-oriented programming course designed to enforce introductory object-oriented principles learned in IS 2033 and focus on concepts including exception handling, data structures, searching and sorting, recursion, generic collections, file processing, and GUIs (graphical user interfaces). An object-oriented language like Java will be used to develop applications using these concepts. (Formerly titled “Data Structures and File Processing.”).

IS 3003. Principles of Information Systems for Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 1403 with a grade of "C-" or better. An analysis of managerial/organizational information needs. Systematic procedures for developing information systems are covered. Includes coverage of hardware and software tools, information structures, and formal problem-solving techniques. Issues related to organizational controls, security, and globalization as a result of changing technologies are discussed. Cases will be assigned to illustrate the use of specific tools and techniques for problem solving.

IS 3033. Operating Systems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 2041 and IS 2043 with a grade of "C-" or better, or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. This course examines the role of computer operating systems in the overall vulnerability of the network. A comparison of the more popular operating systems will be used to illustrate the concepts to the class.

IS 3043. Mobile Application Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 2041 and IS 2043 with a grade of “C-" or better. As mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets become ubiquitous, the demand for developers who specialize in mobile technology also surges. This course will cover the fundamental design principles, programming techniques, and user experience considerations underlying mobile apps and their development environments. To bring these concepts alive, the course will involve hands-on examples from popular mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Students will complete projects that focus on building real-world mobile apps on these platforms and learn how to take their mobile apps to market.

IS 3063. Database Management for Information Systems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 2041 and IS 2043 with a grade of "C-" or better. A study of database management systems (DBMS) features, functions, and architecture, including logical design, data models, normalization, object-oriented data, and database administration. A DBMS product will be used to illustrate principles.

IS 3073. Application Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 2041 and IS 2043 with a grade of "C-" or better. A study of the use of information systems techniques to solve managerial problems. Includes cases where students are asked to design and implement information systems that address various classes of analytic problems. Principles of decision theory are addressed.

IS 3413. Introduction to Telecommunications for Business. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Includes an in-depth look at basic telecommunications terminology and concepts. Introduction to voice and data networks, signaling and multiplexing. Network topologies and protocol fundamentals and architectures are presented and compared. TCP/IP protocols are introduced. Network security fundamentals are explored.

IS 3423. Network Security. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3413 with a grade of "C-" or better or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. The course provides a foundation in networking technologies that are core to creating secure networks. Topics included in this course are basic cryptography, secure networking protocols, logical and physical security management and security devices. Relation between these technologies and operational and implementation issues for these technologies will also be discussed. (Formerly titled “Secure Network Design.”).

IS 3433. Introduction to Digital Forensics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

The digital forensic investigation process involves organizational preparation, incident response, data collection, data analysis, and communication of findings. This course will teach students how to prepare for incidents, how to respond to incidents, and how to reliably collect digital data. Students will be introduced to various types of storage media and sources of volatile data. Students will also be introduced to fundamental legal issues related to digital forensics.

IS 3453. Networking Fundamentals. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3413 with a grade of "C-" or better or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. This course will focus on the principles of telecommunication with particular emphasis on networking. Networking and transmission protocols will be emphasized. Both IPv4 and IPv6 will be included. This class will also include the hardware side of the network. The role of servers, switches and routers will be included. Security will be introduced.

IS 3503. Attack and Defend – An Introduction to Information Assurance. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to information assurance. This survey course will present common ways that hackers attack a network and how to defend against the attacks. It will also include related subjects such as how to protect data, encryption, physical security, and hiding data. The course is a “hands-on” class and students will gain experience with readily available software packages. This course is intended for non-Cyber Security majors. Information Systems and Cyber Security majors cannot use IS 3503 toward their degree requirements. (Same as ACC 3503. Credit cannot be earned for both ACC 3503 and IS 3503.).

IS 3513. Information Assurance and Security. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an in-depth presentation of information assurance topics such as fraud, eavesdropping, traffic analysis, intrusion detection and prevention, hacking, viruses, and cryptography. Risk management will also be discussed. (Formerly IS 4453. Credit cannot be earned for both IS 3513 and IS 4453.).

IS 3523. Intrusion Detection and Incident Response. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3513 with a grade of "C-" or better. This course provides an in-depth look at intrusion detection methodologies and tools and the approaches to handling intrusions when they occur; examines the laws that address cybercrime and intellectual property issues; and includes a study of proper computer and network forensics procedures to aid in the identification and tracking of intruders and in the potential prosecution of criminal activity.

IS 3533. Cyber Law. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory course in laws and legal issues that affect law enforcement, businesses, and investigators related to the preservation, collection, and analysis of digital data. Students will examine computer crime laws, civil and criminal laws that often involve electronic evidence, search and seizure of electronic evidence, judicial issues involving the admissibility of electronic evidence and related testimony, and legal issues involved with electronic surveillance.

IS 4033. Network Operations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3453 with a grade of "C-" or better or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. The course will explore the fundamentals of operating a network. Issues to be included are physical security, electrical and air conditioning issues, data storage and retention, and backup and redundancy of data. Other topics include floor loading, patch management, converting user requirements to system requirements and disaster recovery.

IS 4053. Systems Analysis and Design. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3063 with a grade of "C-" or better and MGT 3003. An introduction to systems theory and development techniques. Topics include problem definition, system development life cycle, feasibility analyses, project management, system models and CASE tools.

IS 4063. Advanced Topics in Information Systems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003 and 15 semester credit hours of information systems courses (excluding IS 1403 and IS 3003). Survey of recent developments in information technology. Analysis will focus on applications in the business community and theoretical developments that relate to those applications. Ordinarily taken during semester of graduation.

IS 4073. The Information Resource. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3003 with a grade of "C-" or better, MGT 3003, and MGT 3013. A study of the principles and concepts involved in the management of organizational information systems resources. Topics include project control, CIO functions, information systems planning, and strategic impact of information systems, multinational organizations, and relevant legal, professional, and ethical issues.

IS 4103. Business Process Management and Control. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3003. Business professionals are frequently responsible for designing, implementing, supporting and managing technology-based business processes in organizations. In order to accomplish those tasks, these professionals must understand the business processes that support an organization and how they are controlled. This course contributes to the student's understanding of how key business processes are managed, controlled and integrated in enterprise resource planning systems. SAP will be used to illustrate the concepts discussed in the class. (Same as ACC 4103. Credit cannot be earned for both IS 4103 and ACC 4103.).

IS 4143. Wide Area Networks. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3413 with a grade of "C-" or better and MGT 3003 or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. This course explores the telecommunication technologies used in wide area networks. Technologies such as frame relay, ATM, TCP/IP, and voice over IP will be studied. The role of the common carriers will also be discussed. Secure network traffic over TCP/IP will be included.

IS 4153. Web Site Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3073 with a grade of "C-" or better and MGT 3003 or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. A study of issues related to the use of electronic networks to facilitate inter- and intra-organizational business activities. The principles of Web site design from the consumer and the information systems points of view will be presented. The course will also include the development of a Web site. (Formerly titled “Electronic Commerce.”).

IS 4183. Advanced Database Concepts. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3063 with a grade of "C-" or better and MGT 3003. In-depth consideration of concepts governing the design and management of database systems. Topics include database design, distributed databases, database administration, object-oriented data modeling, and performance evaluation.

IS 4213. Data Center Infrastructure Planning. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 4033 with a grade of “C-” or better or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. The purpose of this class will be to explore the electrical power, air conditioning, and fire suppressant requirements of a data center. Electrical grids, standby generators, and uninterruptable power supplies will be discussed. The course explores the various aspects of power quality, interruption of service, voltage flicker and control, voltage swells and sags and power surges. Air conditioning requirements and methods will also be included. Fire suppressant techniques will also be part of the class. A comprehensive project involving the design of the data center to include these three major issues will be part of the class. (Formerly titled “Power and Air Conditioning.”).

IS 4223. Emerging Network Technologies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3453 with a grade of "C-" or better or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. Cloud computing has become popular in industry. This class will look at what it is and how it works. How cloud computing interfaces with current networks, computing ability and storage requirements will be discussed. Security issues will be an important part of the course. Other topics include virtual machines, storage area networks and remote systems management.

IS 4233. Cloud Technologies for Business. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 3413 with a grade of “C-" or better. Cloud computing has driven a significant shift in how enterprises operate. It changes the way businesses and their customers interact with their applications and data. Cloud technologies offer highly elastic scalability in the delivery of enterprise applications through software, platform, or infrastructure as a service. This course will look at how businesses can benefit from cloud technologies to stay competitive; it will cover fundamental concepts and models of cloud computing, as well as cloud computing mechanisms, architectures, and security.

IS 4463. Web Application Security. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3513 with a grade of "C-" or better and MGT 3003 or consent of instructor. The security issues related to web applications will be discussed in this course. Topics include web application authentication, authorization, as well as browser and web database security principles. Various web application security attack types such as code injection, cross-site scripting, and cross-site request forgery will be studied. The course will also include discussions about business aspects that contribute to a secure web-based transaction environment. (Formerly titled “Secure Electronic Commerce.”).

IS 4473. Information Assurance Policy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3413 with a grade of "C-" or better, MGT 3003, and one 3-semester-credit-hour security course, or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. There are many policy issues, within the firm and at various levels of government, that affect information assurance. This course will examine how these policies affect electronic security. Subjects will include privacy of information, intellectual property protection, globalization of information systems, and other policy matters. The protection and control of secured information will also be discussed.

IS 4483. Digital Forensic Analysis I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory course in collecting, examining, and preserving evidence of computer crimes. This course examines the issues, tools, and control techniques needed to successfully investigate illegal activities facilitated through the use of information technology. The tools of collecting, examining, and evaluating data in an effort to establish intent, culpability, motive, means, methods, and loss resulting from e-crimes will be examined. (Formerly titled "Cyber Forensics.").

IS 4513. Cyber and Physical Systems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: IS 3513 with a grade of “C-” or better and MGT 3003 or consent of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean of the College. Many of the critical infrastructure systems contain a system control and data acquisition (SCADA) component. Frequently, the control systems are remotely accessed and therefore becomes the focal point for attack. This course examines the control system components from the standpoint of vulnerability and protection. (Formerly titled “System Control and Data Acquisition.”).

IS 4523. Digital Forensic Analysis II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: IS 4483. This course examines advanced digital forensic analysis topics, tools, techniques, and control mechanisms. Advanced topics include operating system artifacts, non-standard file systems, mobile devices, malware, and volatile memory. Students will gain experience with state-of-the-art forensics tools and techniques needed to successfully investigate illegal activities perpetuated through the use of information technology.

IS 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, a 3.0 COB grade point average, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for the required forms. Independent research in an information systems topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

IS 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, a 3.0 COB grade point average, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for the required forms. Independent research in an information systems topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

IS 4933. Internship in Information Systems. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, 9 semester credit hours of information systems courses (excluding IS 1403 and IS 3003), a 2.5 UTSA grade point average, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for required forms. The opportunity to gain knowledge through experiential activities in professional life. Joint cooperation with business and governmental institutions in structuring and monitoring work experience aimed at supplementing the classroom learning process. May not be repeated for credit.

IS 4943. Internship in Information Assurance. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MGT 3003, 9 semester credit hours of information systems courses (excluding IS 1403 and IS 3003), a 2.5 UTSA grade point average, and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College. See academic advisor for required forms. The opportunity to gain knowledge through experiential activities in professional life. Joint cooperation with business and governmental institutions in structuring and monitoring work experience aimed at supplementing the classroom learning process. May not be repeated for credit.

IS 4951. Special Studies in Information Systems. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

IS 4953. Special Studies in Information Systems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

IS 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MGT 3003. Enrollment limited to students applying for Honors in Information Systems. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit with advisor’s approval. No more than 3 semester credit hours may apply toward information systems major requirements.

Management of Technology (MOT) Courses

MOT 4023. Essentials of Technology Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MGT 3003 or approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. MGT 3003 is waived for nonbusiness students declaring Technology Management as a minor. This survey course provides an overview of the issues that impact technology management. All technology management subsystems are included: strategy, technology, resource, organizational, project, and people. The course is designed to help students develop the systems thinking necessary to successfully interact with the burgeoning technological world. The course will also provide the opportunity for students to develop the entrepreneurial skills important in managing the design, development, and commercialization of technological goods and services. (Formerly titled “Management of Technology.”).

MOT 4143. Introduction to Project Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MGT 3003 or approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. MGT 3003 is waived for nonbusiness students declaring Technology Management as a minor. This introductory course presents concepts and techniques for the management of many types of projects including engineering, construction, product development, as well as science and technology projects. The course is designed to help students develop project planning skills including scope definition, scheduling, cost-estimating and risk assessment. The course will also provide the opportunity for students to develop skills in support of project leadership, team building and communication.

MOT 4203. Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MOT 4023 or approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. This course examines the issues involved in the strategic management of technology in contemporary business organizations. The course will examine new product development, emerging technologies and product portfolios; and will explore the dynamics of innovation in the firm.

MOT 4313. Disruptive Innovations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MOT 4023 or approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. This survey course focuses on technologies that may transform society and improve quality of life: the emphasis is on the nexus among biotechnology, information systems, materials, and renewable energy. The course will help students refine the systems thinking necessary to connect technology with users: it investigates the barriers that entrepreneurs face during commercialization. Cooperative learning is a defining characteristic of the course.

MOT 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 COB grade point average, MOT 4023 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See academic advisor for the required forms. Independent research in a management of technology topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MOT 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 COB grade point average, MOT 4023 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See academic advisor for the required forms. Independent research in a management of technology topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MOT 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: A 3.0 COB grade point average, MOT 4023 and permission in writing from the instructor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Business. See academic advisor for the required forms. Independent research in a management of technology topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MOT 4951. Special Studies in Management of Technology. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: MOT 4023 and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MOT 4952. Special Studies in Management of Technology. (2-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MOT 4023 and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.

MOT 4953. Special Studies in Management of Technology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MOT 4023 and approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of the College. An organized course offering specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree.