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RE: Education and Security
From: "Gaydosh, Adam" <GaydoshA () ctcgsc org>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 09:21:20 -0400

dual-major!  You will ultimately want a balance of the skills offered by both degrees for your professional career..but 
if you find that's not feasible, then I suggest you go for the BA, and take a few CS electives to round out your 
technical background.  It is increasingly important that the techies can use their skills to enable business, not just 
support it.  Also, I find that most undergradutate CS programs teach you core concepts, but often not much of the 
actual technologies you will be working with out of school...so that you will have to continue your technical education 
[even if only self-study] beyond undergraduate courses regardless of which major you choose...HTH!

-adam



-----Original Message-----
From: Daryl [mailto:dwalleck () satx rr com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 10:38 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Education and Security


   I believe questions similar to this have been asked before but my
version is a bit different. I'm currently a computer science major (not
too far along) who's always been interested in the security field. I
chose CS for a major since it was the closest thing. Recently 
my college
began to offer a full BA in Infrastructure Assurance, their 
version of a
security degree. My only worry is that the degree plan is rooted in the
school of Business and therefore requires a large core of business
classes and not as much technical work (a copy of the requirements can
be found here
http://business.utsa.edu/undergraduate/degrees/is/BBA_IA.pdf). At this
point I think I've thought the issue to death in my head and I could
really use some outside input. Any thoughts?

   Daryl Walleck


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