School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Information Systems Security: Bachelor of Science Degree
Norwood, MA Campus

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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
Course Number Course Credit Hours
FIRST YEAR
8 hours of Technical Basic Courses
TB133Strategies for the Technical Professional+4
TB143Introduction to Personal Computers+4
20 hours of Required Core Courses
IT109Microsoft Desktop Operating System4
IT113Structured Cabling4
IT220Network Standards and Protocols4
IT221Microsoft Network Operating System I4
IT222Microsoft Network Operating System II4
16 hours of Required General Education Courses
GE117Composition I+4
GE127College Mathematics I+4
GE184Problem Solving+4
GE192College Mathematics II+4
4 hours of Elective Courses4
Subtotal48
SECOND YEAR
20 hours of Required Core Courses
IT250Linux Operating System4
IT255Introduction to Information Systems Security4
IT302Linux System Administration4
IT320WAN Technology and Application4
IT321Network Technology and Service Integration4
12 hours of Required General Education Courses
GE217Composition II+4
GE273Microeconomics4
GE347Group Dynamics+4
12 hours of Elective Courses12
4 hours of Elective General Education Courses4
Subtotal48
THIRD YEAR
28 hours of Required Core Courses
IS305 Managing Risk in Information Systems4
IS308 Security Strategies for Web Applications and Social Networking4
EC311 Introduction to Project Management4
IS316 Fundamentals of Network Security, Firewalls and VPNs+4
IS317 Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling+4
IS411 Security Policies and Implementation Issues+4
IS421 Legal and Security Issues+4
16 hours of Required General Education Courses
EG351 Social Psychology+4
EG372 Written Analysis+4
EG468 Ethics+4
EG481 Environmental Issues+4
4 hours of Elective Courses4
Subtotal48
FOURTH YEAR
24 hours of Required Core Courses
IS404 Access Control, Authentication and Public Key Infrastructure (PK)4
IS415 System Forensics Investigation and Response+4
IS416 Securing Windows Platforms and Applications+4
IS418 Securing Linux Platforms and Applications+4
IS423 Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance4
IS427 Information Systems Security Capstone Project4
12 hours of Elective General Education Courses12
Subtotal36


Elective Courses

To satisfy the elective portion of the core requirements, students must complete 20 quarter credithours. Students may choose four courses from any of the core courses listed below or transfer comparable credit from another institution as approved by the school in its discretion.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
IT104Introduction to Computer Programming4
ET115DC Electronics4
IT116Intermediate Programming4
ET145AC Electronics4
IT203Database Development4
IT204Scripting and Web Authoring I4
ET215Electronic Devices I4
IT215Scripting and Web Authoring II4
IT216PERL and CGI in LINUX Environment4
ET245Electronic Devices II4
ET255Digital Electronics I4
IT255Introduction to Information Systems Security4
IT260Networking Application Services and Security4
ET275Electronic Communications Systems I4
ET285Digital Electronics II4
IT300Web Server Administration4
IT313Scripting and Web Authoring III4
ET315Electronic Communications Systems II4
IT331Network Development Capstone Project4
TB332Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development4
IT341Web Security and Ethics4
ET345Control Systems4
ET355Microprocessors4
EC311Introduction to Project Management+4
ET127PC Technology4
ET225Networking Concepts4
IS314Security Architecture of Common IT Platforms+4
IT113Structured Cabling4
IT260Networking Application Services and Security4


Elective General Education Courses

To satisfy the elective portion of the general education requirements, students must complete 16 quarter credit hours. Students may choose four courses from any of the general education courses listed below or transfer comparable credit from another institution as approved by the school in its discretion.

Course Number Course Credit Hours
Humanities
GE364Art Appreciation4
EG462 Contemporary World Culture4
EG465 Modern and Contemporary Art4
Mathematics and Science
GE150Survey of the Sciences4
GE253Physics4
EG360 Introductory Calculus4
EG381 Statistics4
EG421 Numerical Methods4
Social Science
GE175American Government4
GE274Macroeconomics4
GE375Psychology4
GE371Research Methods4
EG452 Economics and Change4


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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