The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security combines educational theory with the technical skills required to meet information security needs across the enterprise. This online bachelor’s degree brings you coursework in information assurance, information security, network design and engineering, business continuity, and more. Learning the technological skills required to protect organizational assets from unscrupulous business competitors or unfriendly combatants is paramount to the credibility and survival of businesses, government agencies, and military operations. This online degree program helps to prepare you for careers such as information security manager, analyst, auditor, consultant, or risk assessor.
Courses in this program meet the topical requirements of the DoD Directive 8570.1M Information Assurance Management (IAM) Technical I, Technical II, Technical III, Management I, Management II, and Management III categories. Additionally, the National Security Agency (NSA) Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) has certified some courses for this degree program.
Software and/or lab equipment required for some courses in this program are not provided through the undergraduate book grant and will need to be purchased by any student registering in those courses. Please see the course materials section of those courses for more information prior to registration.
The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.
Note: Some courses in this program have additional laboratory course materials that are not covered by our undergraduate book grant. View the Materials Cost information below for details.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Use analytical, logical, and critical thinking to analyze user requirements and to design, develop, and deploy effective information systems security solutions.
- Analyze network designs, topologies, architectures, protocols, communications, administration, operations, and resource management for wired, wireless, and web-based networks.
- Prescribe information assurance initiatives to protect an organization’s information assets by ensuring availability, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and non-repudiation.
- Develop a security architecture consisting of tools, techniques, and technologies to prevent the penetration of networks, to detect attacks, and to design effective countermeasures.
- Generate a risk assessment and risk mitigation methodology to analyze and manage risks in the context of network security.
- Apply the discipline of network attack and defense to develop effective countermeasures to keeping hackers outside the perimeter of the network.
- Develop network security audit practices, processes, and plans, and specify the roles and responsibilities of the staff on the audit team.
- Develop actionable and maintainable network and information security plans and policies that address physical security, authentication, network security, encryption, software development, email, Internet, acceptable use, acceptable speech, and viruses/worms.