School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Information Systems and Cybersecurity: Bachelor of Science Degree
Omaha, NE Campus

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Objectives

This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level information systems and cybersecurity. This program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help tem pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving information security. The positions may involve the design, configuration, installation and/or maintenance of information technology security systems.

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

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) 180.0
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 27.0
EN3220 Written Analysis+ 4.5
HU4640 Ethics+ 4.5
MA3110 Statistics+ 4.5
SC4730 Environmental Science+ 4.5
SP3450 Social Psychology+ 4.5
SS3150 Research Methods+ 4.5
Subtotal 54.0
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses** 45.0
IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security+ 4.5
IS3120 Network Communications Infrastructure+ 4.5
IS3220 Information Technology Infrastructure Security+ 4.5
IS3230 Access Security+ 4.5
IS3340 Windows Security+ 4.5
IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context+ 4.5
IS3440 Linux Security+ 4.5
IS3445 Security for Web Applications and Social Networking+ 4.5
IS4550 Security Policies and Implementation+ 4.5
IS4560 Hacking and Countermeasures+ 4.5
IS4670 Cybercrime Forensics+ 4.5
IS4680 Security Auditing for Compliance+ 4.5
IS4799 Information Systems and Cybersecurity Capstone Project+ 4.5
PM3110 Introduction to Project Management+ 4.5
Subtotal 108.0
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses+ 18.0

+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 may satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement are NT1110, NT1210, NT1230, NT1310, NT1330, NT1430, NT2580, NT2640, NT2670 and PT1420.The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

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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Nick Collins
Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2007
Omaha, NE

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