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This certificate is intended for graduate students in professional programs who would like to enhance their awareness and knowledge of regulatory, business, and policy considerations that arise from the increasing use of computer systems and information technology in society. The course of study will supplement a professional’s non-technical knowledge in the areas of law and policy for the security of data and information systems.


Required Courses 12 Cr
IT 510 Introduction to Information Technology 3 Cr
IT 642 Information Assurance 3 Cr
IT 644 Technology, Law, and Policy 3 Cr
IT 648 Risk Management 3 Cr
Choose one course from the following options:
3 Cr
IT 600 Ethics in Information Technology 3 Cr
COMM 570 Communications Law and Ethics 3 Cr
COMM 572 Intellectual Property 3 Cr
Total Required Credits 15 Cr