School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Information Systems Security: Bachelor of Science Degree
Warrensville Heights, OH Campus

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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

Graduates 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

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 180
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses + 32
EG371 Research Methods+ 4
EG381 Statistics+ 4
EG452 Economics and Change+ 4
EG462 Contemporary World Culture+ 4
EG465 Modern and Contemporary Art+ 4
EG468 Ethics+ 4
EG481 Environmental Issues+ 4
GE375 Psychology+ 4
Subtotal 64
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses ** 52
EC311 Introduction to Project Management 4
IS305 Managing Risk in Information Systems+ 4
IS308 Security strategies for Web Applications and Social Networking+ 4
IS316 Fundamentals of Network Security, Firewalls and VPNs 4
IS317 Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling 4
IS404 Access Control, Authentication and Public Key Infastructure (PKI)+ 4
IS411 Security Policies and Implementation Issues 4
IS415 System Forensics Investigation and Response 4
IS416 Securing Windows Platforms and Applications 4
IS418 Securing Linux Platforms and Applications 4
IS421 Legal and Security Issues 4
IS423 Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance+ 4
IS427 Information Systems Security Capstone Project+ 4
Subtotal 104
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses (must include either TB143 or TB145) 12

+In this program, this(these) course(s) may be taught either completely in residence at the school, completely online over the Internet as a distance education course or partially in residence and partially online, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to the courses that the school decides to teach all or partially online over the Internet. In order to help students become familiar with fundamentals of taking courses online over the Internet, the school may determine that a portion of the first online course that a student takes in this program must be taken online at the school in a supervised setting.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: operating systems; PC technology; network technology; database applications; communications systems; needs assessment; word processing; project administration; project planning; Web technology; Web programming; information/communication systems; programming languages and software engineering. Courses offered at this school that satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are ET115, ET145, ET156, ET215, ET245, ET255, ET275, ET285, IS311, IS312, T103, IT104, IT109, IT113, IT203, IT220, IT221, IT222, IT250, IT260, IT302, IT320 and IT321. The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

This course is eligible for the Presidents 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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