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Information Systems Security
Bachelor of Science Degree

Objectives
Individuals with knowledge of information systems security are now considered to be an important part of most IT infrastructure teams. Roles cover a range of activities spanning from analysis, to design and implementation of security systems, to security monitoring and countermeasures and ongoing administration. Students will study the essentials of information security and the security aspects of common information technology platforms. Students will be exposed to techniques used to deploy and manage security systems and configure security solutions.

Career Opportunities
1Graduates of this program may begin their careers in a variety of entry-level positions, involving information systems security, such as network/security administrators or security systems technologists. These positions are typically part of a team working on projects that require designing, configuring, implementing and maintaining security solutions as part of IT infrastructure projects. In other roles, graduates may be part of teams involved in auditing and verifying existing security systems and suggesting ways to improve the same.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving information systems security.

Admission Requirements
Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment
Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: computer systems, network hubs, patch panels, printers and other common computer peripherals. Refer to Student Equipment in the Online Course Information section of this catalog for information relating to the student equipment requirements for the distance education courses that are taught online over the Internet.

Class Size
Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline
The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Security requires the completion of 180 credit hours within the following five areas of study:

Technical Basic CoursesTotal Credit Hours8
Required Core CoursesTotal Credit Hours92
Elective CoursesTotal Credit Hours20
Required General Education CoursesTotal Credit Hours44
Elective General Education CoursesTotal Credit Hours16
Program Total180

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Course
Number
Course Credit
Hours
This course is eligible for the President's Scholarship. Refer to the Institutional Scholarships section of this catalog for further information.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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Course
Number
Course Credit
Hours
Number
of Weeks

aCourse number prefixes indicate the general discipline areas.

This course is eligible for the President's Scholarship. Refer to the Institutional Scholarships section of this catalog for further information.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

P This course is eligible for The President's Scholarship. Refer to the Institutional Scholarships section of the catalog for further information.

 
  
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