College of Emergency Preparedness Homeland Security & Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science

Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity BA / BS +MS Option

  • Upon successful completion of the undergraduate major in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, students will be able to:
  •  Conduct a comprehensive assessment of risks, generate an analysis of options for mitigating risks, select the most appropriate mitigating actions for each risk, develop contingency and crisis response plans, communicate the risk assessment to a variety of audiences, and evaluate risk management plans (i.e., risk management).
  • Critically analyze arguments by identifying assumptions, understanding claims, evaluating evidence, and drawing a conclusion (i.e., critical thinking).
  • Recognize and formulate effective written and oral communication, giving appropriate consideration to audience, context, format, and textual evidence (i.e., communication).
  • Design and implement strategic plans and creative solutions in novel and evolving circumstances (i.e., problem solving).
  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical principles in general and the ability to recognize, articulate, and apply ethical principles in concrete situations related to emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity (i.e., ethical analysis).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity and the ability to assess social equity in management and policy decisions through courses that focus on topics such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, physical ability, language, and/or social class (i.e., diversity).
  • Work effectively in teams in evaluating policies, managing projects, and implementing programs as well as effectively managing conflicts, optimizing resources and meeting deadlines (i.e., teamwork and project management).
  • Comprehend of the theory and practice of homeland security and be able to analyze policy and synthesize information in five key areas: risk and vulnerability analysis, terrorism, intelligence and counter-terrorism, intergovernmental coordination, and ethics.
  • Understand the theoretical and practical principles of emergency preparedness for both natural disasters and terrorist incidents and be able to analyze key topics related to natural disasters, extreme events, emergency planning, all-hazard management, and ethics.
  • Review and understand the legal, regulatory, policy, and ethical issues related to securing cyberspace; identify and evaluate cybersecurity threats to organizations; and analyze the effectiveness of cybersecurity in an organization by performing vulnerability assessments, risk mitigation, auditing, certification and accreditation of information systems.

 

Informatics BS Online Option, +MS Option

  • Capable of working as part of a team
  • Ability to lead a project
  • Present data, information, arguments, and research verbally
  • Think critically and solve problems related to current digital, technological, or information challenges
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Apply skills learned in the classrooms to real-world situations
  • Create a web site with interactive design elements as appropriate for a specific audience
  • Understand the basics of computer networking
  • Explore computing and information in today’s society
  • Create computer programs to address a specified problem
  • Demonstrate and understanding of concepts and issues in digital privacy and security
  • Recognize the importance of data and its organization and manipulation in business, government, and society as a whole
  • Implement basic design principles
  • Distinguish between types and forms of databases, and the types of data problems such databases can address
  • Distinguish between types and forms of data, and the potential uses of that data
  • Identify current and future trends in information-based technologies
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate the sources, content, and intention of information, along with the ability to communicate, clearly and coherently, any findings to a wider audience
  • Concentrations in Informatics

 

Master of Science

Information Science MS STEM | Online Option 

  • Demonstrate a sense of professional identity by applying the concepts and principles of library and information sciences and related disciplines.
  • Know the history of the information professions and understand the changing roles of information professionals in a global environment.
  • Create, select, acquire, organize, describe, manage, preserve, retrieve, and disseminate information using relevant theories and practices.
  • Assess information needs of diverse and underserved populations and provide resources and instruction to meet those needs.
  • Recognize the crucial role of users in the development and delivery of user-centered information systems and services.
  • Formulate, interpret, and implement information policy including issues of privacy, equity, intellectual property, and intellectual freedom.
  • Promote and demonstrate the use of ethical standards n the creation, management, and use of information.
  • Conduct and apply research to develop, maintain, and evaluate information content and assess information services.
  • Understand, Implement and use appropriate technologies in the delivery of information content and services.
  • Apply management principles to the creation, administration, and promotion of information organizations and systems.
  • Understand the information environment and build collaborative relationships to strengthen library and information services and literacy.

 

Information Science School Library MS Fully Online

  • Demonstrate a sense of professional identity by applying the concepts and principles of library and information sciences and related disciplines.
  • Know the history of the information professions and understand the changing roles of information professionals in a global environment.
  • Create, select, acquire, organize, describe, manage, preserve, retrieve, and disseminate information using relevant theories and practices.
  • Assess information needs of diverse and underserved populations and provide resources and instruction to meet those needs.
  • Recognize the crucial role of users in the development and delivery of user-centered information systems and services.
  • Formulate, interpret, and implement information policy including issues of privacy, equity, intellectual property, and intellectual freedom.
  • Promote and demonstrate the use of ethical standards n the creation, management, and use of information.
  • Conduct and apply research to develop, maintain, and evaluate information content and assess information services.
  • Understand, Implement and use appropriate technologies in the delivery of information content and services.
  • Apply management principles to the creation, administration, and promotion of information organizations and systems.
  • Understand the information environment and build collaborative relationships to strengthen library and information services and literacy.

 

Ph.D.

Information Science PhD

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in five areas of information science.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in a chosen primary specialization area.
  • Demonstrate competence in research methodology, methods, and tools.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the research literature in the chosen field.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the issues and research in a secondary area of specialization.Demonstrate competence in independent research.